Stony Island House

Traditions

  • Talent show
  • Trip to Six Flags Great America
  • Fogo de Chao Restaurant Trip
  • Random Outings Downtown
  • Halloween Party & Costume Contest
  • Tea time
  • Formal Oscar's Night
  • Saturday Movie Night & regular movie outings
  • IHC Tug-of-War Championships (2 years and counting!)

Culture

Stony Island, commonly referred to as “Stony”, is composed entirely of apartments and has a lot to offer. The House is extremely diverse and has a strong sense of camaraderie. Stony residents are notoriously close – rarely seen is a Stony resident without another in tow around campus, at the House Tables, or at a party. The House is connected to the city, perhaps more than any other House on campus since the Metra and expresses buses are literally at the front door.

Since each apartment has its own kitchen, the residents are notoriously good cooks and people often visit neighboring apartments to try whatever it is that has been created. This also expresses itself in ‘destination study breaks’ which is a focal point of House culture. Student lead study breaks take the form of one-upmanship with everyone trying to out-do the previous week’s amazing creations. Each apartment also has a fantastic outdoor balcony. Stony is the only House at the University with such an amenity.

The House holds snowball fights in the winter, travels downtown and frequently hosts “Dinner at Stony” night. There is a trip to Six Flags, Fogo de Chao and an annual talent show hosted in a space on campus. Stony members eat together at the House Table – in the best spot in Bartlett Dining Commons. The House Table is very central to the community at Stony – people will often linger there for much of the day since the walk is further a far than some Houses closer to campus. Meal times include conversations about life, love and all things UChicago, witty puns, a lot of sarcasm, and most importantly laughter. Stony members form amazing friendships that last forever, they support each other, do homework together, attend each other’s sporting events, concerts, improv performances and RSO events. The giant TV in the RH apartment, lovingly referred to as the Jumbotron, is used to watch football playoffs or for the Oscar Party complete with red carpet and paparazzi (including dress code – formal attire or dress up as a character from the movies). Mondays are Waffle Night in the House. And while many Houses on campus will host study breaks every night of finals week, Stony goes one step further and hosts a full dinner each night! Stony is a great place to live, as it offers everything one would need to succeed at UChicago: social support, relatively quiet living, study breaks with delicious baked goodies, fun activities, a mascot – that’s right, Stony has a feisty little pug named Betty, and the Housing staff to support you!

History

Stony Island is an apartment building originally built for junior faculty members. Stony Island features twenty-one two bedroom/two bathroom apartments with full kitchens, large living rooms, and balconies. It also has an exercise room and TV lounge. Stony is located near Lake Michigan, the Museum of Science and Industry, and about eight blocks from the center of campus. It is also about a fifteen minute walk, or five minute bike ride, directly east of the Regenstein Library and the Reynolds Club. Tucker Max is Stony’s most famous alum and he lived in room 1B. Stony is known for its love of bright colors and Pugoyle (part pug, part gargoyle) shield.


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Resident Staff

Elizabeth Woo, Resident Assistant
Jeremy Vecchi, Resident Head
Sarah Vecchi, Resident Head


Residence Hall Map

5700 Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Getting Around

Fifteen-minute walk directly east of the Regenstein Library and the Reynolds Club. Near the popular restaurants and bookstores on 57th Street.

Total Hall Residents: 77

Room Arrangements

Two-bedroom apartments with spacious living and dining area, full kitchen, two bathrooms. Apartments house four or five persons each.

Stony Island Hall Sample Room Floor Plan

Amenities

  • Computer room
  • Exercise room
  • TV lounge
  • Laundry room