The Student Centers are the physical home to many services and experiences provided by our campus partners. Find a full listing below of the many ways to take advantage of all that campus has to offer while you visit our spaces!
- The Arts
- Career Advancement
- The Center for Leadership and Involvement
- The Chicago Maroon
- Dining Experiences
- Documentary Films
- Spiritual Life
- Student Government
The Arts in the Student Centers
Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS)
The Committee on Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) seeks to animate the intersection of theory and practice in the arts. TAPS provides a home for the collaborative efforts of students, staff, and faculty who are committed to theater and/or performance at the University of Chicago and beyond. TAPS and The Student Centers partner together to co-manage the Bartlett Arts Rehearsal Space (BARS) for both academic and co-curricular use and the Francis X. Kinahan Theater in the Reynolds Club for student performance. To learn more about TAPS and to get involved, visit the TAPS website!
University Symphony Orchestra
The 100-member University Symphony Orchestra presents an ambitious season of six major concerts per year (two each quarter) in Mandel Hall. The USO includes both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, UChicago alumni, and community members, with preference for membership given to qualified UChicago students. Visit the USO website for more information on their schedule and how to get involved!
The University of Chicago Presents concert series endeavors to present music on an intimate scale at the highest level, creating for audiences of all ages experiences that transform, entertain, educate, and enlighten, inspiring a powerful sense of shared humanity. UC Presents hosts several concerts from their Classic Concert series in Mandel Hall annually. Visit the UC Presents website for more information on their full series and schedule!
Scientists, Technologists, and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE)
STAGE — Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is a full-scale laboratory embedded within a science and engineering school devoted to collaborations among scientists and artists. Specifically, it is at the helm of one of six core research themes, that of “Arts, Sciences and Technology,” at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME). The STAGE lab is located in the Reynolds Club – visit their website to learn more!
Career Advancement is the undergraduate career services office at the University of Chicago. They prepare College students and recent alumni to find fulfilling careers in their field of interest. In addition, Career Advancement partners with employers of all locations and industries, ranging from neighborhood nonprofits to multinational corporations, to connect them with UChicago talent. Career Advancement’s goal is to help students, alumni, and employers reach their goals.
Career Advancement is located on the 2nd and 3rd Floors of Ida Noyes Hall and more information about the wide array of services and programs they provide may be found on their website.
The Center for Leadership and Involvement
The Center for Leadership and Involvement is a multi-faceted office that encourages student involvement at the University of Chicago and provides learning opportunities in ways as diverse and valuable as possible, while enhancing the unique culture of the University.
The Center for Leadership and Involvement serves you, your organization, and the University of Chicago community by:
- Advising over 400 Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs)
- Providing financial support and advice for RSOs
- Providing leadership development opportunities through UChicago Leads
The Center for Leadership and Involvement is located on the lower level of the Reynolds Club and more information about their services and programs may be found on their website. A full directory of active Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) may also be found by searching Blueprint, the online directory and network for RSO activity!
The Chicago Maroon
The Chicago Maroon independent student newspaper of The University of Chicago (UChicago) since 1892. The Maroon’s office are located on the lower level of Ida Noyes Hall and released their publication in both a print and digital format. For more information and the latest campus news from students, visit the Maroon’s website!
Dining Experiences in the Student Centers
The Student Centers are home to several dining operations that keep our community fueled! Our in-house dining experiences include options managed by UChicago Dining, student-run coffee shops, and The Pub.
UChicago Dining Options
UChicago Dining manages the Hutchinson Dining Commons and the Pret a Manger on the first floor of Reynolds Club. For current hours, menus, nutrition information, and more visit their website!
Student-Run Coffee Shops
The student-run coffee shop program, a branch of the Student Centers operation, presently has four locations on-campus and are student managed and staffed. Visit any one of the shops for carefully crafted coffee and tea beverages, plus a variety of food options from local vendors! For current hours and more information, visit our page on the student-run coffee shops.
- Cobb Coffee Shop (Cobb Hall – Lower Level)
- Ex Libris Cafe (The Joseph Regenstein Library – First Floor)
- Hallowed Grounds Cafe (Reynolds Club – Second Floor)
- Harper Cafe (Harper Memorial Library – Third Floor)
The Pub is the University of Chicago’s own private club, located on the lower level of Ida Noyes Hall. The Pub boasts 32 taps, 100+ bottled beers, and a wide variety of wines and cocktails to choose from. When it opened, there were only 8 beers on tap and 25 bottled beers, but over the years the tastes of the Pub’s diverse clientele have helped shape today’s offerings, with many of the best beers added at a patron’s suggestion.
The Pub offers a full menu of standard pub fare, including homemade burritos, burgers, and a variety of weekly specials like .20 wings on Mondays. Come in for a pint and enjoy yourself.
Documentary Films (DOC Films)
Documentary Films (aka DOC Films) is the longest continuously running student film society in the country and serves as the campus curators of a quarterly film series for the campus and greater Hyde Park community. Doc Films screens films in the Max Palevsky Cinema on the first floor of Ida Noyes Hall and their quarterly schedule showcases a diverse slate of films, covering many genres and ranging from current hits, beloved classics, and obscure cinematic prints. Doc routinely shows prints from some of the country’s leading film archives.
To learn more about how to get involved with Doc Films and to see the current schedule, visit their website!
Reporting to Rockefeller Chapel, Spiritual Life serves as a destination for all things spiritual and religious at the University of Chicago. We address the complexities of religious encounter in the twenty-first century and provide a space for members of the University community to ask big and small questions about meaning and purpose.
The Student Government at UChicago is comprised of the College Council, Cabinet, and Executive Committee, who work to represent undergraduate interests on-campus through elected positions, committee work, and partnership with the University’s administration. To learn more about what Student Government is working on, how to contact them, and how to get involved, visit their website!
Student Government Website: http://sg.uchicago.edu/
WHPK-FM (88.5 FM), operates out Mitchell Tower and is is a non-profit community radio station with student leadership, now broadcasting to the South Side of Chicago for over fifty years. Legend has it that WHPK’s founders chose its call letters to reflect their local listenership — Woodlawn, Hyde Park, Kenwood — and the station remains committed to this community, and to remaining, for years to come, the Pride of the South Side. WHPK’s musical offerings come to you in seven broad formats — jazz, rap, folk, rock, international, classical, and electronic — and their renowned public affairs shows shed new, provocative light on the South Side, the universe, and everything relevant (or not) on any scale in between. WHPK also hosts specialty shows that run the circuit from dance music to the blues to the avant-garde and back, and the station hosts live music in the studio every Friday night.
To learn more about what’s spinning at WHPK, listen along online, or find out more about how to get involved, visit their website!