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Local Information

As the third largest city in the United States, Chicago has a longstanding reputation for its diverse cultural and architectural landmarks, as well as world-renowned resturants and eateries. In fact, all Chicago has to offer placed it in the top 10 cities to visit worldwide, according to Lonely Planet 2014. Whether it's your first time or you can't count how many times you've visited, Chicago has many new (and old) exciting sites that are sure to impress. As Mark Twain recognized long ago, "It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." 

Useful information regarding the University of Chicago campus

Map of Campus

Rosenwald Hall: The Institute Office is in Rosenwald 208 (second floor)

The University of Chicago's Ratner Athletics Center is accessible to all Institute participants with a valid UChicago ID, for a weekly fee of $12.60. Your name will be on a list provided to the athletics center, and you should be able to bring your UChicago ID card and pay at the door for a pass.

The University of Chicago Library Locations and Summer Hours: The libraries are accessible to all Institute participants with a valid UChicago ID.

Cafes on the University of Chicago campus and their summer hours

Inside Hyde Park

Local Safety and Security

Restaurants in Hyde Park

Cafes in Hyde Park


Things to do in Chicago

Summer Events in Chicago

Shopping in Chicago


Theaters in Chicago