Most Popular Places On Campus
Gerald Ratner Athletics Center
Joseph Regenstein Library
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Food on Campus
UChicago boasts over a dozen on-campus coffee shops and two residential dining halls, which will soon been increasing to three, as well as a host of delis and snack shops. Of note, Bartlett Dining Commons, once an athletic field house, is a large dining hall that offers excellent buffet options and a kosher deli and Hallowed Grounds, a student-run lounge that offers international food from neighborhood restaurants, two pool tables, and popular open-mic nights.
Books on Campus
Seminary Co-op Bookstore (58th Street and Woodlawn) One of the best academic bookstores in the world, the Co-Op also has a veritable maze of fiction, poetry, drama, and everything in-between. It also carries the textbooks for almost all of the courses at the university.
University of Chicago Bookstore (Barnes and Noble) (58th Street and Ellis Ave) University t-shirts, pennants, and math and science textbooks. Also contains a Starbucks.
Powell's Books, specializing in rare and used books, is located on 57th Street, near campus and a variety of other opportunities, including other bookstores and restaurants.
Arts and Music on campus
Professional companies and artists in residence include Court Theatre, one of the top reparatory theater companies in the city; the critically acclaimed (and Grammy award winning) Pacifica Quartet; the Newberry Consort, famed for their performances of medieval and Renaissance music on period instruments; the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; and the modern ensemble ‘eighth blackbird.’ The University of Chicago Presents series brings musicians from all over the world to Mandel Hall in the Reynolds Club (the main student center.)
Most Popular Places Off Campus
Art Institute of Chicago
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
Newcity's Guide to Chicago's Restaurants
This site has restaurant reviews and allows users to search for restaurants by neighborhood, cuisine, or price.
Other Chicago Museums
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shedd Aquarium, Architecture Foundation, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center. University of student Chicago students also receive free entry to the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Empty Bottle, The Metro, Second City, The Vic Theatre, House of Blues, Chicago Centerstage, Broadway in Chicago, Steppenwolf Theater. University of Chicago students also receive discounted tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Chicago Professional Sports
The Bears, The Blackhawks, The Bulls, The Cubs, The Fire, The White Sox, The Wolves
Shopping in Chicago
The Magnificent Mile, that fabled section of North Michigan Avenue, offers Bloomingdale's, Nike Town, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and much more. Then there are the department stores on Chicago's historic State Street—most notably the former Marshall Field's (now Macy's), at the corner of State and Randolph. Old Navy and Forever 21 also have large stores on State Street and are good picks for the student budget. The areas of Lincoln Park and Wicker Park in Chicago's north side provide a slightly different shopping experience popular with students with an array of boutique designers and thrift stores.