Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons West

Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons opened in the fall of 2009 and features modern design while maintaining the traditional focus of the College Houses. Students live in eight Houses around two courtyards, defining two distinct residence hall communities (East and West) led by two sets of Resident Masters.

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Philippe Guyot-Sionnest and Caryl Gout

Resident Masters

Philippe and Caryl are the Resident Masters for Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons West.

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“There is a special feeling you get when you're laughing and talking to friends who have seen you through your best and worst days, who care about you even though a few months ago they didn't even know your name and, in many cases, would never have known you if it weren't for the house system. That feeling, is the unmistakeable feeling that you are home, that you are loved, that it is going to be ok, and that these are the people and the moments that you'll remember forever.”

—Haley J., Class of 2015

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6031 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

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


  • 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