Keller House

Traditions

  • Movie nights
  • Acclaimed House themes that always feature the iconic balloons found on the Keller House Shield as a centerpiece in the House Lounge
  • Board game nights in the House Lounge
  • Trips to famous Chicago cultural venues like The Second City
  • Enthusiastic participation in intramurals

Culture

Keller House has a strong tradition of having a highly active social life. House residents have come together to create a community that balances pursuing academic excellence while enjoying life. Fun might come to die in some places, but not in Keller House, where students balance the College’s rigorous intellectual environment with non-academic engagement on and beyond the campus. Keller is an open and cohesive community, evidenced during our trips downtown and around Chicago, competition in intramural sports with varying degrees of success, and nights cooking and sharing food in the House. Keller House members truly value and embody diversity, perhaps the keyword to understanding Keller’s culture of friendliness and care for House residents and guests alike. Our history and our traditions in many ways reflect this important value. Keller residents are proud to incorporate service learning into their UChicago experience.

History

Keller House is named in honor of Dorothy Alice Barckman Keller who enrolled in the College in 1929. She was unable to finish her degree due to financial reasons, but retained a deep and abiding love for the University of Chicago throughout her life. Her son, Dennis Keller (MBA ’68 and Trustee of the University) and his wife Constance Keller, have chosen to honor her memory by making her the namesake of this House.


Resident Staff

Melissa Nadeau, Resident Assistant
John Scott, Resident Assistant
Adam McGriffin, Resident Head
Jayme McGriffin, Resident Head
Philippe Guyot-Sionnest, Resident Master
Caryl Gout, 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