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Catholic Residential Community

MISSION 

A Catholic residential community at the University of Chicago 

In a commitment to enriching Catholic communities for university students, the Lumen Christi Institute and Calvert House are partnering to offer a Catholic residential community, opening up for graduate students in Fall 2022. In addition to opportunities for communal meals, prayer, social activities and educational programs, the house will have a private chapel. While the community is intended for graduate male students, mature undergraduate students are also welcome to apply. The house will have capacity for 9 male student residents.

 

HISTORY OF THE HOME

Designed by famous architect Mifflin Bell, this historic Victorian mansion is a Hyde Park gem. “Architect Mifflin Bell had a distinguished career ... He worked for Alfred Piquenard during the design and early construction of the Illinois State Capitol in the late 1870s and early 1880s. From 1883 to 1886, as the supervising architect at the U.S. Treasury Department, Bell oversaw the design of dozens of post offices….and was part of the commission that got the Washington Monument completed” – Dennis Rodkin, Crain’s Chicago Business

 

AMENITIES

  • spacious, fully furnished bedrooms (bedrooms are much larger than the average-size Hyde Park bedroom)
  • located just 2 blocks from campus, between 56th and 55th St
  • located a short walk from Trader Joe’s, CVS and other neighborhood conveniences
  • Catholic community programming (communal meals, prayer, social events and educational activities)
  • parking spaces
  • cleaning service
  • private chapel
  • use of common facilities throughout the house (kitchen, dining room, parlors, piano room, library, TV room, chapel, etc).

 

LOCATION

A former Victorian mansion, the house is located at 5554 S. Woodlawn Ave.

 

CONTACT US

Lumen Christi Housinghousing@lumenchristi.org