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For the times when you’re not attending class, prepping for a class, studying for an exam, or sleeping, UChicago provides a wide array of social, cultural, intellectual, and athletic activities to choose from. So if you’re bored, it’s not our fault.
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The College has been providing students with a world-class education since the founding of the University of Chicago in 1890. For over 100 years, undergraduates have thrived in an environment that encourages critical inquiry and independent thought.
It might very well be impossible to list all of the entertainment and cultural opportunities on campus, so this is by no means a comprehensive list (but if we're missing something, please let us know).
Jazz up your night with some great blues music and delicious BBQ ribs! Open to all U of C students!
This is the place to go to discover, study, and engage the city of Chicago as a University of Chicago college student. This site gives you insights into how to connect to Chicago in your academic as well as your extra-curricular life. The annual South Side History Bike Tour each fall is fast becoming a must for savvy students.
Since 1955 the Court Theatre has been in residence on campus, focusing on classic works by playwrights like August Wilson, Joan Didion, Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Ralph Ellison, and Tom Stoppard.
Sometimes you just want to relax and watch TV. If you’re on campus and your computer is connected to the network via Ethernet, you can use CTV to watch television programs.
“Doc” stands for “Documentary,” but don’t let the name fool you. Doc Films screens an eclectic mix of movies from every genre and time period.
FOTA (Festival of the Arts) has been a campus tradition since 1963. For 10 days each spring, FOTA transforms the campus into an art gallery and performance space, showcasing over fifty projects, including paintings, installations, films, plays, fashion design, music, and dance.
The FSC provides a host of services, including a gigantic on-site video library, film screenings with visiting filmmakers, and lecture series lead by scholars in the field of cinema and media studies.
Whether you want to attend a performance or join in, the Music Department boasts a large number of ensembles performing in a wide array of musical styles.
One of two improv groups on campus, Occam’s Razor has been striving to “keep it simple, fresh, and funny” since 1999.
Improvisational Comedy, or Improv as it is commonly called, originated at the University of Chicago. Off-off Campus keeps the tradition alive.
Founded in 1915 by a group of University of Chicago faculty members, the Renaissance Society on the 4th floor of Cobb Hall has exhibited the works of Picasso, Matisse, Laura Letinsky, Feng Mengbo, O’Keeffe, Chagall, Warhol, and Kara Walker.
The University’s art museum maintains a permanent collection of over 10,000 objects, including works by Henry Darger, Kerry James Marshall, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mark Rothko, Auguste Rodin, Albrecht Dürer, Diego Rivera, H. C. Westermann.
A large musical festival hosted each May by the University's Major Activities Board. Past acts include Eminem, Dar Williams, Nelly, The Roots, and the Walkmen.
Published three times a year (in Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters), this journal presents political and cultural commentary and criticism.
The go-to website for all things arts and culture, the UChicago's Arts site canvasses the entire Chicago scene, focusing mainly on campus, but highlighting events in Hyde Park and downtown Chicago as well.
The University of Chicago Folklore Society formed in the early 1950s and put on its first Folk Festival in 1961, featuring such greats as Ralph and Carter Stanley, The New Lost City Ramblers, Elizabeth Cotton, and Willie Dixon. The University of Chicago Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of traditional music from the United States and around the world.
One of the oldest student-run theaters in the country, UT puts on over thirty-five shows a year, including student written and directed plays, dramatic readings, and full-scale theatrical productions.
WHPK a non-profit community radio station of the University of Chicago, broadcasting to Hyde Park and the South Side of Chicago for over 50 years. WHPK is dedicated to playing music not commonly heard on the mainstream.