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See yourself in hyde park

                                                           Life in hyde Park


Chicago Harris students have multiple housing options available to them on campus, in Hyde Park, and throughout the city of Chicago.

The University owns and manages 1,300 units in 28 apartment buildings across Hyde Park, a neighborhood with a rich variety of restaurants, retail shops, schools, playgrounds, and more. These units are conveniently located within walking distance of campus and near public transportation. 

Students who wish to pursue housing options elsewhere in Hyde Park and across the city can contact these credible apartment search services:

The UChicagoGRAD Office also offers a series of webinars in the spring and summer to assist incoming graduate students navigate the search for housing. You can register for these webinars below:

You should spend time exploring all of the neighborhoods available in Chicago. Some popular options for graduate students are South Loop, Wicker Park/Bucktown, and Lakeview.

The Graduate housing website has a helpful website to view how many students live in each neighborhood. You can visit this page by clicking on the image to the right.

Family Concerns

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We understand that the decision to relocate to Chicago may also affect significant others and families. There are plenty of resources to assist in each step of the process. The UChicagoGRAD Office has many Family Resources including a drop-in Family Resources Center (FRC). The FRC provides a welcoming space where families from the University community can access resources, information, and supportive programming and services. Doctoral students may also apply for a need-based childcare stipend through the FRC. The Center is free and open to University-affiliated families. They also offer a range of other resources, including a downloadable handbook with more information on schools, daycare co-ops, and more.


The University of Chicago and affiliated organizations and institutions provide a variety of childcare resources, including schools, preschool education, daycare services, and recreation for children of all ages. There are a number of public and private schools in Hyde Park, including the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and Charter Schools. If you plan to enroll your child in the local Chicago Public Schools (CPS), be aware that where you live will typically determine which school your child will be eligible to attend, and that enrollment takes place over the summer.