Welcome!

Brent House is the home of a diverse community of students, both undergraduate and graduate, at the University of Chicago and the other seminaries in Hyde Park, along with our alumni/ae and other friends. We are part of the Diocese of Chicago in the Episcopal Church, a member of the world-wide Anglican Communion.

Photo of Brent House

As part of our Episcopal identity, Brent House is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. In particular, we welcome people of all religious traditions (or no religious tradition). Brent House has a long history of welcoming and including people of all genders and sexual orientations just as they are.

A big crowd of students about to share dinner in Brent House’s kitchen.

Physically, Brent House is a large, comfortable, historic house located just blocks from the main quads. Our chaplain, the Rev. Stacy Alan, leads services in our cozy basement chapel, which also serves as a space for individual prayer and meditation. The house’s spacious kitchen, always well-stocked with tea for anyone who stops by, anchors our cherished tradition of cooking and sharing meals together. A sunroom, dining room, and comfortable front room provide spaces for everything from studying by the fireplace to programs and events with special guests.

The Brent House chapel before a service

Pandemic Update

Our services and programs are currently online only.

The staff of Asclepius, a symbol of medicine

Brent House is also the literal home of a residential community, generally graduate students at the University of Chicago or other Hyde Park institutions.

Hear from students and our chaplain about the Brent House community.