Kenwood House


  • Annual paintball trip with 50 of your closest friends
  • Annual Chicago Riverboat tour during O-week
  • The Daily Show weekly study breaks
  • Speed Scrabble!


Kenwood House is a warm, social and encouraging House in the southwest corner of Granville-Grossman where everyone is welcome. Residents support one another, attending each other’s plays, sports games and improv performances. Every week brings three, count ‘em, three study breaks, including the RA study break in the House Lounge (peanut-less pancakes are a favorite) and Monday study breaks in the RH apartment, where anything animated rules and coffee is always available. Kenwood residents are known for their weekly "sassy readings" of romance novels, marathon movie nights, video game tournaments, and boisterous “ if not victorious “ IM teams.


Kenwood House is named for the Chicago neighborhood just north of Hyde Park in which a significant number of Chicago philanthropists and University founders and trustees lived early in the University’s history. These major leaders of the young University included Harold Swift, Julius Rosenwald, and Martin Ryerson.

Resident Staff

Melissa Castiglione, Resident Assistant
Patrick Chen, Resident Assistant
Daniel Koehler, Resident Head
Amy Koehler, Resident Head
Philippe Guyot-Sionnest, Resident Master
Caryl Gout, Resident Master

Residence Hall Map

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