Life in Hyde Park

There are a wealth of resources on our campus and beyond.

Entertainment and Recreation


Jazz concerts, award-winning theatre, classical music, and museums abound.

Sports and Recreation

Enjoy state-of-the art fitness facilities, wellness training, classes, personal training. Attend a varsity game.  For children—there are sports camps, special classes and more.

Campus and Neighborhood Navigation

Walk, bike, scooter, take the train and find a parking spot.

International Information and Programming


Welcome to the 9th largest research library in North America.  The University of Chicago library system includes six libraries with 12.6 million volumes held in print and electronic form and 205 miles of shelving.

Spiritual Life

  • The Spiritual Life Office supports all campus community members from any religious background and on any spiritual path, traditional or beyond the traditional boundaries. They offer on-site religious advisers, a dedicated meditation room and mindfulness classes, the weekly Breathing Room event and other resources and programming connected to spirituality and religion in today's world.
  • Hyde Park religious institutions and groups

Summer Programs for Kids

Many Hyde Park cultural organizations offer summer family programs and camps from arts to athletics. Here’s a sampling.

Sustainability On Campus

The Office of Sustainability is creating a culture of sustainability across campus. Learn about the university's Strategic Sustainability Plan, recycling (including e-waste), bike sharing and city and state resources.

Volunteer Opportunities on Campus

There are many ways to make difference on-campus and off.

Have a question? Contact us!