Student Government

The University of Chicago

#UChiUPass: Are you doing it right?

Yeju Hwang

This school year, UChicago SG was proud to introduce to its student body U-Pass. As many may know, U-Pass is offered by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) that allows full-time university students like yourself unlimited rides on the trains and buses for a flat quarterly fee.

As half of this quarter has already passed, have you used #UChiPass?

For those who haven't, there are so many diverse neighborhoods to visit, cafes to study in, and stores to shop at.

Here are a list of some of by favorites:

  1. Eva's Cafe - 1447 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL
Pictured here is a caprese sandwich and the iced mango tea

Pictured here is a caprese sandwich and the iced mango tea

Just take the 55 to the Green Line to Clark/Lake, get on the Brown Line to Sedgwick and walk down the street to this cozy cafe that serves amazing tea and sandwiches. Eva's offers spacious study places with lots of seating so that you'll be able to sit for hours doing reading or just enjoying their food.


       2. Toni Patisserie & Cafe - 65 E Washington St

A ride from the 6 to Michigan & Madison will take you right to Toni Patisserie & Cafe where you can try out different kinds of French pastries, chocolates, and sandwiches. The ambiance of Toni's is the epitome of the refreshing leave from Hyde Park. Make sure you come here at least once for the pistachio macarons.

3.  Del Seoul - 2568 N Clark St

Located in Lincoln Park, Del Seoul is a great place to try out fusion Korean food, something Hyde Park really lacks. I always go with a trusty order of Kimchi fries, but the kalbi tacos are worth a try and the bibimbap is relatively authentic. If Korean refreshments are also your thing, Del Seoul has tons of Milkis and other drinks. The fastest way to get here is taking the Red Line to Clark/Division, getting on the 22 Clark bus to Clark & Deming. Del Seoul will be about a minute away by walking!

4. Kate Spade New York - 900 North Michigan Ave L1-10

Take the Red Line from Garfield to Chicago and walk a little north to 900 North Michigan Ave, a great, fun place to shop in downtown Chicago. Kate Spade offers students a 10-15% discount if you show your student ID, so if you're looking to treat yourself, this isn't a shabby place to go!

These are just four of many, many more places to go with #UChiUPass. Where do you go with your U-Pass?