Housing and Dining

There are several housing options available for students coming to Chicago to enroll in the Summer Language Institute.

Campus Residence Halls
Students wishing to live on campus may apply for accommodation in campus residence halls during the summer. Precollege Summer Language Institute students selecting on-campus housing will live in the Campus North Residential Commons. Undergraduate and graduate SLI students who opt to live on campus are housed in Max Palevsky Residential Commons.

Campus housing is limited in the summer, so we encourage students to apply early if they would like to pursue this optionApply online here.

Living on campus provides students with a variety of opportunities to enjoy the nonacademic side of University life, the Hyde Park neighborhood, and the rest of Chicago, including evening and weekend programming designed and run by a team of summer Residential Assistants. All students living in shared rooms will be housed with a student of the same gender. More detailed information about summer housing is available at the following link. Please be sure to view our Policies page for billing information.

Visiting students who are 18 or over may apply to live in campus housing, and may request either a double room or a single room. We also have a limited number of rooms in a shared suite for students in eight-week courses. The suite includes its own bath, as well as a common room. Students living in the residential halls will also have a full meal plan (three meals per day, seven days per week) in a campus dining hall near to the residential hall, classroom buildings, and library. 

  • Double Room:  $650 per week 
  •  Single Room (if available): $750 per week 

High school students ages 15 to 17 enrolled in SLI courses are required to live in on-campus housing, unless they live within commuting distance with a parent or guardian. They typically live with one roommate and eat their meals in the designated summer dining hall, along with high school students from other Summer Session programs. Summer Session Residential staff provide supervision for all residential students, and also organize fun evening and weekend activities that allow students to explore the city. Room and board costs for students ages 15 to 17 is $700 per week.

International House
The University of Chicago International House has a selective admissions policy that brings together resident members from more than 50 countries each year. Our facility provides a variety of community spaces, fully furnished rooms, laundry, bicycle storage, a 24-hour desk, and utilities. Housing applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the International House Admissions Committee. For more information, visit ihouse.uchicago.edu or contact i-house-housing@uchicago.edu.

Private Apartments
Students over the age of 18 who prefer to live off-campus may find that private sublets are a good option. Sublets are often available in the summer, when many University of Chicago students and faculty are away from Chicago. Hyde Park is a vibrant neighborhood, with several easily accessible grocery stores and many restaurants for students to choose from. The best place to find information about currently available sublets is the University of Chicago's online marketplace. Information about summer sublet availability tends to pick up in May of each year. Visiting students unfamiliar with Hyde Park are also welcome to contact us directly for assistance or advice in finding off-campus housing.

High school students are strongly encouraged to live on campus, although students who already reside in Hyde Park or Chicago are of course welcome to commute to campus for class!