Chicago will be your place to learn, play, and be inspired.

As the nation’s third–largest city, Chicago is a bustling metropolis with 77 distinct neighborhoods—including the University's historic Hyde Park neighborhood. As a result, Harris Public Policy students have multiple housing options available to them on campus, in Hyde Park, and throughout the city of Chicago.

On Campus Options

The University owns and manages over 1,500 units in 28 apartment buildings across Hyde Park, offering a rich variety of restaurants, retail shops, schools, playgrounds, and more. These units are conveniently located within walking distance of campus and near public transportation. 

Hyde Park or Elsewhere?

It's not surprising that most UChicago graduate students choose to live in Hyde Park. Hyde Park is where different people, perceptions, and pursuits coexist and thrive in a unique Chicago neighborhood on the southwest shore of Lake Michigan. Anchored by the University of Chicago, the Hyde Park community is infused with an intellectual energy, from the college student to the Bronzeville jazz musician, from the astrophysics researcher to the Woodlawn blogger, from the bookshop tourist to the senior playing chess in the park.

Other popular options for Harris graduate students include the South Loop, Wicker Park/Bucktown, and Lakeview. You should spend time exploring all of the neighborhoods available in Chicago. The UChicagoGRAD website provides information on how many students live in each neighborhood.

Campus Resources to Assist with Your Transition

As an incoming student to Harris, you can take advantage of campus resources that can help you or your spouse or partner find employment, get discounts on the purchase of a new computer, or rent an apartment or buy furniture or books via the UChicago Marketplace, a self-service online listing specifically for the University of Chicago community. And once you're here, you can take advantage of athletic facilities, the library, and a campus life that will be rich with opportunities for involvement and entertainment.