Breckinridge House features Palladian-style architecture with warm woods, a lovely fireplace, and high ceilings. Because "Breck" is a relatively small dorm, its residents are known for their strong sense of community. A beloved tradition is the annual tribute to Sophonisba P. Breckinridge, who was among the first women to graduate from the University of Chicago and became a notable educator and social worker. Facilities include a community kitchen, a main lounge with a grand piano and a fireplace, study rooms, a computer room, and a music practice room. As a three-story, turn-of-the century brick and stone building, Breckinridge House is co-ed, however the floors are single-sex.
Residence Hall Overview
1442 East 59th St. Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 834-6800
Directions to Brekinridge Hall
Total Residents: 95
large community kitchen
piano practice room
oak-paneled first floor lounge with a grand piano
Just north of the Midway Plaisance and next to the Metra (electric commuter train) station; a ten-minute walk from the main campus quadrangles.
Many single rooms, approximately 10' X 12'. There are several double rooms available, too.