Wendt House

Traditions

  • O-Week trip to Greektown
  • Lisa Wendt Birthday Party
  • Halloween Dinner and Contests
  • Secret Gift Giver
  • Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
  • White Elephant Study Break
  • Valentine Bag Decorating & Card Exchange
  • House Auction
  • Indiana Dunes Trip

Culture

Affectionately known as “Wendtlings”, the residents of Wendt commune together in an environment that is “like your family,” to quote Professor McGonagall. With a shared sense of humor, Wendtlings have a comfortable attitude toward one another that includes posting S.O.S. pics & videos from the depths of the library, video gaming, creating internet memes, lingering at the house table, tetris and other online games, and procrastinating on Facebook. The myriad interests of the residents is reflected in the range of different house trips taken, movies watched on the weekly Movie Nights, and the various RSO activities of individual residents, frequently supported by other residents and the House Troubadour who come to cheer them on. Pet therapy is always available in the form of two Resident Herders that reside in the Resident Head apartment. The bi-weekly study breaks of homemade treats are coveted and Associate Members make a strong showing. Wendtlings come together to participate in beloved traditions, especially for the song that unites them all: John Denver’s “Country Roads.”

History

Wendt House is named for University Trustee, Greg D. Wendt, AB’83, and his wife Lisa Roets Wendt. After Mr. Wendt received his bachelor’s degree from the College, he continued his education at Harvard University, earning an MBA in 1987. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Capital Research and Management Company, a division of Capital Group Companies. Mr. Wendt was elected as a Trustee of the University in 2006. Mrs. Wendt received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University. The Wendts have two children.

Mr. and Mrs. Wendt have made a tremendous impact on the lives of students in recent years, establishing the Roets-Wendt Scholarship Fund, the Westin-Wendt Scholarship Fund, and supporting the ARCHEUS Scholarship Fund and the Trustee Odyssey Scholarship Fund. They have also made generous contributions to the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program and regularly provide unrestricted support to the University. In addition to his leadership on the Board, Mr. Wendt serves on the Visiting Committee on the College and Student Activities, the College Campaign Council, and the Alumni Schools Committee.


Resident Staff

Megan Cordes, Resident Assistant
Veronica Lubofsky, Resident Assistant
David Ridge, Resident Head
Donna Ridge, Resident Head
Larry McEnerney, Resident Master
Cathe McEnerney, Resident Master


Residence Hall Map

6031 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773)-702-4550

Getting Around

A short walk from the main campus quadrangles, this new residential complex is located immediately south of Burton-Judson Courts. Together with the new Arley D. Cathey Dining Commons and Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts, the complex anchors a newly vitalized community on the University’s Campus South.

Total Hall Residents: 787

Room Arrangements

Half the spaces are in double rooms; a third of the spaces are in single rooms; there are 3-4 apartments (for four people) per House; and there is a triple room (for 3 students) in most houses. Community bathrooms on each floor, along with at least one private single-user bathroom per House. First year students are typically assigned to double or triple rooms (approx. 10’x20’). All rooms are carpeted.

Granville-Grossman Sample Room Floor Plan

Amenities

  • Two large building commons
  • Two-story 5th floor reading room
  • Two courtyards
  • Street level cafe/convenience store
  • Music practice rooms
  • Study rooms
  • House lounges
  • Internal House staircase
  • Steps from Cathey Dining Commons