You will be living in “The Flats” at 829 South Wabash Street. Apartments are non-smoking and come furnished with beds, furniture, and kitchens. Additional amenities include complimentary WiFi, multiple lounge areas, a fitness center, a computer center, bike storage, and free laundry facilities on every other floor. A University of Chicago graduate student will serve as a dedicated resident assistant, and will be living on site during the entire program duration.
As part of your program fee, you will be provided with an unlimited Ventra card for the duration of your program. This will allow you to access all the subways and buses operated by the Chicago Transit Authority. In addition, the University operates shuttles that run routes around campus, which you will be able to ride with your UCID. The Department of Safety and Security provides comprehensive information on the University of Chicago’s Transportation Services. Below are the primary ways you will move about Chicago:
“The Flats” is located in the South Loop, one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods. You will live within walking distance of numerous amenities, including grocery stores, restaurants, and pharmacies. Grant Park, a 319-acre public green space in the heart of the central business district, is across the street from the building. Important cultural landmarks and institutions can be found nearby. Explore the following lists of practical resources and cultural sites within walking distance: