Housing & Residence Life

Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons

6031 S Ellis Ave Chicago, IL 60637

  • 8 Houses
  • Room Types: Singles, Doubles, Apartments
  • Dining Hall: Cathey Dining Commons
  • Built: 2009

Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons opened in the Autumn 2009 and features modern design while maintaining the traditional focus of the Houses.

The Hall houses eight vibrant communities around two courtyards, defining two distinct residence hall communities (East and West), each with their own complement of Resident Heads and Resident Assitants, charged with community building. The Hall has two Resident Dean couples, (one for each side) who act as intellectual stewards for the residents.

Assistant Director of Residence Life: Jessica Beaver-Hollman

Assistant Director of Operations: Robin Hardrick

Standard Room Furniture:

  • XL Twin Bed
  • Dresser
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Desk and Chair

Resident Deans

John and Monica Flynn walk their bulldog in a stroller on the lakefront path.

John Flynn & Monica Flynn

Resident Deans Renee Granville Grossman Residential Commons – East

Both John and Monica graduated from Boston College, Monica with an elementary-special education degree and John with a degree in Mathematics. John received his M.D. from the University of Missouri. He earned his MBA from Johns Hopkins University and received his MEd from the University of Cincinnati. John was on faculty at the Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Medicine as an internist and rheumatologist. He is now the Chief Physician and Dean of Clinical Affairs in the Biological Sciences Division.

Monica was the inaugural manager of the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, Missouri. She has served on charitable boards and enjoys volunteering with therapeutic horticultural programs.

John and Monica have seven children who reside in seven different states. Their three-year-old English bulldog, Winnie, however, will be living in GGRC East with them.


Saul Levmore & Julie Roin

Resident Deans Renee Granville Grossman Residential Commons – West

Saul Levmore and Julie Roin have been appointed the new Resident Deans of Renee Granville Grossman Residential Commons West, beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year.

The new resident deans of Renee West work right next door at the Law School. Professor Roin is the Seymour Logan Professor and a specialist in Tax Law as well as State and Local Government Law. She grew up in the Chicago suburbs before heading off to Harvard and then Yale Law School, where she met her fellow Resident Dean. She loves theater, skiing, and talking about politics with students, especially because the couple’s two sons are now out of the house.

Professor Levmore is a Distinguished Service Professor and previous Dean of the Law School. Saul and Julie taught at the University of Virginia before coming to Chicago. He has just finished a term as the President of the American Law and Economics Association and is known for his love of teaching, his taking students to breakfast at Medici on 57th Street, his past life as a runner and squash player, and now his golf game.




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