Housing Options & Information

 The University Center @ 525 South State Street

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Since the Fall of 2004, the University Center (UC) has created a home away from home for approximately 1,700 college students from Columbia College Chicago and nearby DePaul & Roosevelt Universities. The UC has established a one-of-a-kind community in downtown Chicago by combining living, learning and a collegial spirit in a way never done before.

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The UC is located in the heart of Columbia College Chicago campus, between Congress and Harrison on South State Street, and includes many features:

  • fitness center
  • multimedia rooms
  • music practice rooms
  • art studio
  • game room
  • 30,000 square foot dining facility
  • 20,000 sq. ft rooftop garden on 3rd floor
  • study room on every floor
  • laundry facilities
  • 31,000 sq. ft student-oriented retail space
  • 24-hour security w/ key card access
  • student lounge with a kitchen on every floor
  • meeting rooms
  • bicycle storage