Chamberlin House


  • Monday night television extravaganza
  • Bad Movie Night on Thursdays
  • Late night soccer/frisbee/snowball fights on the Midway
  • Quarterly brunch in the RH apartment
  • Poker Night
  • House trips to Christkindlmarkt, Wrigley Field, Yerkes Obsevatory, and the Indiana Dunes


Residents of Chamberlin, nicknamed "Cabbers," “Chamberliners,” or “Cham-WOWs,” are fiercely loyal to the House. Known for moving through the University in packs, Chamberlin residents spend time together at the House Table during meals, and often play games and watch movies and television together in the House Lounge, including a Monday night television extravaganza and bad movie night on Thursday. There is even a House t-shirt that says “Ich bin ein Chamberliner”. In the intramural sports realm, Team ChamberWIN dominates at soccer and broomball. House trips are frequent and venture to places like Christkindlmarkt, Wrigley Field, Yerkes Observatory, and the Indiana Dunes. Cabbers are also known for their love of food and can be found adventuring to Chicago restaurants, holding cooking sprees in the BJ kitchen, hosting the annual Thanksgiving dinner, and devouring snacks in the lounge.


T.C. Chamberlin (1843-1928) was an important geologist who developed the planetesimal theory of the earth's origin. Formerly President of the University of Wisconsin, he came to the University of Chicago in 1892 to become Chairman of the Department of Geology. Once home to students of the University of Chicago law school, Chamberlin House is the tallest house at Burton-Judson Courts and houses fifty-one undergraduate students. It houses Burton-Judson's "tower" and six unique floors that create an eclectic house with exciting intellectual and creative energy.

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Resident Staff

Ashley Estes, Resident Assistant
Celia Fernandez, Resident Head
Zachary Williams, Resident Head
Andrew Siegel, Resident Master
Patty Jones, Resident Master

Residence Hall Map

1005 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-5100

Getting Around

Just south of the main campus quadrangles, across the Midway Plaisance from Harper Library. Most classrooms and the Regenstein Library are a five- to ten-minute walk.

Total Hall Residents: 313

Room Arrangements

Mostly singles, some large doubles; sizes range from 10’ X 12’ to 15’ X 15’. Community bathroom on each floor.

Burton-Judson Courts Sample Single Room Floor Plan

Burton-Judson Courts Sample Suite Room Floor Plan


  • Upper Burton lounge/common room
  • Large community kitchen
  • Television room
  • Library
  • Computer room
  • Two courtyards
  • Basement recreation room with ping-pong and pool tables
  • Black box theatre