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

Alumni Community Conversations: Summer Series

Join us for an online gathering of Brent House alums from across the decades! Join one of the all alum gatherings, or meet and share stories with fellow peer ministers, board members or residents.

Dates & Times
  • All alums:
    Saturday, June 19, 1 PM CT
  • Former peer ministers/interns/staff:
    Monday, June 21, 7 PM CT
  • Former board members:
    Thursday, July 1, 7 PM CT
  • All alums:
    Sunday, July 11, 3 PM CT
  • Former residents:
    Wednesday, July 14, 7 PM CT

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.

Want to live at Brent House?

We are accepting applications now to join the Brent House resident community for the 2021–2022 academic year. If you are interested in living at Brent House, write to housemanager@brenthouse.org for more information.

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