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Thomas Beckham Hall at UIC

Thomas Beckham Hall

This second of two student apartment buildings on the South Campus opened in August 2003. It is the larger companion building to Marie Robinson Hall, built in the same style but housing a total of 450 upperclass undergraduate students (incoming first year students are not eligible): all students have individual bedrooms in attractive apartments with living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. This residence hall also has extensive lounge and study rooms as well as amenity spaces such as a computer lab, TV room and laundry room. There is a Faculty Member in Residence as well as members of the residence life professional staff living in this building.

The Board of Trustees has named our South Campus residence halls after two former student affairs administrators who worked to change the character of UIC from a commuter campus to one with a substantial resident population. Our second South Campus residence, Thomas Beckham Hall, named for UIC's first Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, who served from 1983 to 1991. He was dean of the College of Associated Health Professions in 1982 when UIC was formed by the merger of the medical center and undergraduate campuses. His recommendations led to the construction of the Student Residence & Commons, greatly expanding the on-campus residence population. He retired in 1993 and died three years later at the age of 60.

Building & Mailing Address

Thomas Beckham Hall (TBH)
1250 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607

A Typical Apartment
Common Areas & Lounges
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