Northwestern University Residential Colleges
front-visitors.jpg
Information for Visitors
Prospective Students
Program Overview
List of the Colleges
"At Home in the Colleges" Article
Gallery of Recent Events
Contact Information
Information for Students
Officers' Handbook
Selection of Residents
Non-resident Membership
Excursion Opportunities
Student Officer Directory
Information for Fellows
Fellow Program Overview
Fellow Directory
Fellows Comment on Experience
Information for Masters
Master Staff Overview
Role of the Master Staff
Master Search Procedure
Master Staff Directory
Information for Alumni
Alumni Welcome Page
View archived images by college.
View archived images by date.

Humanities Residential College (Chapin)

Quick Facts
Chapin
Size: 70 residents
Location: 726 University Pl.
Master: Susan Lee, Professor of Dance, School of Communication
CollegeWebsite [disclaimer]

Chapin Hall- built when ornate tin ceilings were in vogue - is the oldest residence on campus and home to the Humanities Residential College. The college interprets its theme broadly, welcoming students from all six schools and promoting the intermingling of diverse viewpoints. Its relative smallness and family-like atmosphere ensure that all residents can get to know one another. Other amenities include a piano, TV lounge, small library, and Ping-Pong table. There is also a kitchenette, but many residents meet for meals at Chapin's table in nearby Willard Residential College.

Recent tutorials offered for Chapin residents have explored "The Mystery Genre" and "Global Postmodernism." In firesides, Chapin fellows and other distinguished faculty have discussed topics ranging from children's stories and photography's beginnings to the concept of pilgrimage and hip-hop's links to ancient Greek lyric poetry. "Frivolous Readings," a Chapin tradition, features students and fellows regaling each other with recitations from "distinguished" literary works. Other talents are featured in coffeehouse performances and art shows. Besides sponsoring the undergraduate student literary magazine Helicon, Chapin raises funds for Dance Marathon each year and creates gift baskets for local families each quarter.

Chapin members participate in two intramural team sports per quarter, have won medals in tug-of-war and pie-eating competitions at the annual Residential Colleges Field Day, and twice garnered the Residential College Spirit Award at recent Homecoming parades.

 

Back to top.

See Also:

What is a residential college?

Why choose a residential college?

How do I apply?





Visitors | Students | Master Staff | Fellows | Alumni
Northwestern Home | Calendar: PlanIt Purple | Search

Office of Residential Academic Initiatives:  1927 Orrington | Foster-Walker, Room 6-114 | Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-467-HOME (4663) | Fax: 847-467-4816 |

Last updated August 27, 2013. Web Disclaimer and University Policy Statements.