525 S State St Chicago, IL 60605

Summertime in Chicago

When summer rolls into Chicago, it becomes a city like none other! From sunny days spent by the lakefront to evenings spent at one of Chicago's many neighborhood festivals, spending a summer in the Windy City is an unbeatable experience. If you are looking for housing for a summer internship, a group, or just attending a weekend concert like Lollapalooza, University Center is the perfect venue!

Location

LOCATION IS KEY

This student housing community near all the Downtown universities is ideally located in the South Loop neighborhood in Printer's Row. You're within walking distance to many nearby restaurants, shops, transit stops, and much more. University Center is two blocks away from Michigan Avenue and connected to the famous State Street Shopping Corridor.

Chicago is a city full of culture, and all of it is at your fingertips. Take a stroll through Millennium Park or walk to Museum Campus to explore The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. Enjoy being surrounded by exceptional restaurants and nightlife in the heart of the Windy City!

Testimonials

Great location, great people - very friendly and helpful, great food. The place seems so clean - you can eat off most floors! Fantastic amenities - 24 hr computers, rec area, and exercise room. I Felt very secure and welcomed. I would recommend this place in a heart beat. Last summer i did an internship in New York City and they have a lot to learn from Chicago.

- Barbara C.

I was interning in Chicago for the summer and Chris, the omelet maker in the dining center was exceptional. I asked for whole grain bread and he remembered every morning and even made a special trip to get me some. He made me feel like I was home.

- Laura S.

I would definitely recommend that other summer interns stay at the UC. The apartment that I was in is an awesome set up, and gave me the ability to cook for yourself, but also invite other intern friends over, and still have 3 close friends that you are living with. There are a lot of things to do inside the UC, but when you want to venture out you are less than 1 minute from 5 different L lines, as well as being close to downtown, restaurants, and shopping.

- Alex A.

I stayed for a whole month in the summer (2011) It's a great place! Huge apartment, excellent condition, great location, really cheap price, just PERFECT! If I were a student I'd live there happily. I don't know who wrote the bad reviews but it seems completely wrong. I couldn't find any other place in the short notice and busy time I was looking, now I know I was sssssssssssoooo lucky. Go there, don't hesitate!

- Melissa C.

I stayed for a whole month in the summer (2011) It's a great place! Huge apartment, excellent condition, great location, really cheap price, just PERFECT! If I were a student I'd live there happily. I don't know who wrote the bad reviews but it seems completely wrong. I couldn't find any other place in the short notice and busy time I was looking, now I know I was sssssssssssoooo lucky. Go there, don't I would highly recommend the UC to future interns. I feel safe here, and the people I have interacted with have been helpful and friendly. I know that I can call the front desk with any concerns, and they will assist me in whatever way they can. I posted on the UC Intern Facebook page asking if anyone was interested in playing beach volleyball; fifteen people ended up joining in on the fun, and they remained my friends through the entire summer!

- Ellen F.

Everything is under one roof. The gym is 24 hours and had all the equipment I need to stay in shape in the summer months. I had an apartment with a kitchen but the dining center is so accessible having meals is no hassle at all. You are able to meet other easily, faciliated by the Facebook page run by UC, and organized events such as the welcome party and baseball games, so you never get lonely if you are new to the city. 

- Lisa H.

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Group Housing

Group Housing

Summer group housing at University Center is the best choice for downtown Chicago living. During the summer months, mid-May through mid-August, we offer both private and shared room styles for small to large groups. All rooms are furnished with utilities included, cable and WiFi included, optional linen services and meal plans with great amenities to accommodate every group’s needs. Great customer service and security are very important to us and that is why we provide 24/7 security and guest services for all of our guests. We are convenient to public transportation and nearby many exciting local attractions in the city. Our affordable housing options and location just can’t be beat.

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