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Hallowed Grounds

Where: 5706 S University Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

What: Hallowed Grounds is a student run coffee shop at the University of Chicago that features great music, pool, and a place for the entire community to gather.


Hallowed Grounds prides itself on being the most welcoming coffee shop on campus for students, faculty, and visitors to check out. The baristas choose the music and soft conversation fills the air as the entire University of Chicago community comes together. Hallowed is a place to study, relax, meet in groups, play pool, or read.

Hallowed Grounds is the epitome of a third place on the University of Chicago campus. Hallowed Grounds is the Third Place Champion because of how friendly and comfortable the space is. It is the only place on campus and in the Hyde Park area that offers such a vibrant social connection.


1. People connection

a. It is one floor above arguably the busiest buildings on campus

b. Hosts pool tournaments for the community

c. Hires a diverse range of student employees from all different circles at The University of Chicago to create a special community

2. Place connection

a. Hallowed Grounds is busy throughout the entirety of the day for people to eat, study, or relax

b. Utilizes the top floor of the Reynolds club at the University of Chicago, which is located adjacent to the campus’s main bus stop

c. The student run coffee shop enhances the young, friendly vibe that makes Hallowed Grounds so welcoming.

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