Salisbury House


  • Epic May Barbecue
  • Midnight Ultimate Frisbee (any time of year)
  • Movie night
  • Large group cooking events (ie; Thanksgiving)


Salisbury houses 38 happy students, making it the smallest House of all the College Houses. It is comprised of four floors: two co-ed, two single-sex, all composed of single rooms except four two-room adjoined doubles. Don’t assume that the ratio of singles and smaller population makes for a quiet, lifeless House, though. Due to both size and set-up, Sarumites, as they are called (in the tradition of the residents of Salisbury, Great Britain), tend to be a closely-knit and variably social bunch. The House Lounge, complete with TV, video games and movie-viewing equipment, is central to the House social life. It’s also not uncommon to see four or five people all sitting in one room doing homework together, or a large group walking across the courtyard to eat dinner at the House Table. It doesn’t take much encouragement to get the group to bond, but activities like IM sports, cultural outings to the city, weekly House meetings and study breaks, and RH-hosted dinners are a welcome addition and a good excuse to hang out with great friends.


Salisbury House, named after Rollin D. Salisbury who along with T.C. Chamberlin wrote the most influential textbook in geology of the first half of the 20th century.

Resident Staff

Ash Lanquist, Resident Assistant
Jessica Robinson, Resident Head
Rebecca West, 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