Vincent House

Traditions

  • Fall apple orchard trip
  • Annual service auction
  • Spring BBQ at the Point
  • House Activities Night at Millennium Park
  • Pre-Burton-Judson Olympics Spaghetti Dinner

Culture

Though Vincent is the only House in all of the College Houses to be made up entirely of singles, this does not detract from their unique social life in any way. Vincentians, as they call themselves, are self-defined as an interesting bunch, and House culture reflects this. Whether it be the fascinating dialect of English residents are known to speak (they enjoy making up new words), or House elections complete with hilarious campaign ads, Vincent is nothing short of an awesome place to live. Within the House Lounge you’ll find a variety of activities taking place, from video games and movies on their miraculous television, to plain old hanging out. You can always find somebody to talk with, but getting away to study is as simple as closing your door. Vincentians enjoy spending extended amounts of time at the House Table discussing just about anything that crosses our minds. All enjoy study breaks prepared with master precision by either the Resident Heads or the more culinary gifted of residents. House trips provide a venue to get to know the city better, and House events, such as the annual service auction, provide good times for all. The House enthusiastically participates in a variety of inter-House events such as the Burton Judson Olympics, and B-J Iron Chef. To put it simply, Vincent provides the perfect housing experience. To be a Vincentian is to be a privileged University of Chicago student.

History

Vincent House is named after George E. Vincent, a former Dean at the University and head of the division of natural sciences until he retired in 1930. Vincent House is one of six Houses within Burton-Judson Courts. Located in the west part of the courtyard, Vincent faces the courtyard to the south and the Midway Plaisance to the north. The House consists of five floors each housing between 5 and 10 students. The first floor is designated male-only, the second floor is designated female only and the other three floors are coed.


Resident Staff

Cynthia Avila, Resident Assistant
Christopher Berk, Resident Head
Elizabeth Harrington, 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

Amenities

  • 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