Francis and Rose Yuen House

Yuen House

Yuen House is named for Francis T. F. Yuen, AB’75, and his wife, Rose W. M. Lee Yuen. Francis Yuen majored in economics in the College, where he lived in Burton-Judson, and has had an extensive career in investment banking and financial regulatory affairs. Currently vice chair(nonexecutive) of Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited, an independent nonexecutive director of the Agricultural Bank of China,  chair of the advisory board of Ortus Capital Management Limited, and chair of the board of trustees of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research, Yuen has held board appointments and executive positions across Asia, including chief executive of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 1988 to 1991, vice chair of the Pacific Century Group, and executive chairman of Pacific Century Insurance Holdings Limited. He is a founding member of the Chicago Economics Society, a global University of Chicago alumni group devoted to economics. A University trustee since 1999, Francis Yuen is also a trustee of Fudan University in Shanghai and vice chair of the advisory board to the MBA program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Rose Yuen is vice chairman and chief executive of Hang Seng Bank and a director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

The Yuens were instrumental in bringing Ngô Bao Châu to the University in 2010, shortly before he won the Fields Medal, by establishing the Francis and Rose Yuen Distinguished Service Professorship in Mathematics. They have also supported scholarships and fellowships for international and graduate students, and the University’s Centers in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Paris. They established the Anthony C. Yu Dissertation Fellowship, which supports the work of a student in comparative religion and literature in the Divinity School or the Division of the Humanities, in memory of Yu, PhD’69, the Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and the Divinity School. Yu was a much-trusted lifelong friend and mentor.

“Rose and I are excited by the prospect of watching and participating in the traditions that grow in Yuen House,” Francis Yuen said.

Getting Around

Campus North Residential Commons is located in the northern part of campus, a few minute walk from the main Quadrangles. Together with Smart Museum and Court Theatre, Ratner Athletic Center, and the Henry Crown Field House, the project will transform this key area as an important, attractive, and inviting gateway to the campus. 

Total Hall Residents: 800

Room Arrangements

Campus North Residential Commons will feature double, single, and apartment style rooms. Each House will span three floors with centrally located community space that touches all three floors. Community bathrooms will be located on each floor, along with at least one private single-user bathroom per House.

Average House Floor Plan


  • 15th floor reading room with spectacular views of lakefront and University
  • Music practice rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Two residential courtyards
  • Two centrally located common rooms for programs and events
  • Ground level commercial venues that bring new retail to campus community
  • Two classrooms with seating for 40 students
  • State-of-the-art dining commons open to campus and surrounding community