Student Life

The Elmhurst College campus is a student’s natural habitat. It combines the charm of a classic college campus with the high-tech necessities of a modern education. For evenings and weekends, “Downtown Elmhurst has almost everything a student could need,” says the Princeton Review. Just minutes from campus, you'll find an eight-screen movie house, lots of great restaurants, a bowling alley and a lot more.

All the comforts of home, just with more ramen noodles. Our six residence halls come equipped with all the creature comforts and technology you’ll need to comfortably live and study. They also host regular social events that range from impromptu movie nights to annual events like Rock-the-U and the Spring Fling barbeque.

Art, music and culture are all around you. The campus regularly hosts concerts, art exhibits and an outstanding array of guest speakers. Recent cultural seasons have brought three Nobel Prize winners, multiple Pulitzer Prize winners, three heads of state, world renowned scholars and the first woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

This is a campus with a conscience. Social action programs at Elmhurst College are varied and impressive enough to catch the attention of The New York Times. “Nursing students work with the poor during clinical rotations,” the paper reported. “Education majors teach in schools with a high number of poor students. Students help needy youths in Jamaica learn how to play musical instruments. A Global Poverty Club tries to fight poverty elsewhere.” At Elmhurst, you’ll be at home on a beautiful campus, but you’ll be at one with the world around you.

“Don’t worry about fitting in, even if you’re shy or uncertain about where you belong,” an Elmhurst student told the Princeton Review. “The people are fun, nice and friendly. You’ll open up.”

You can get involved in more than 100 ways.

Academic & Professional
Accounting Club
American Chemical Society
American Marketing Association
Animal and Veterinary Interest Student Association
Art Club
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Geographical Society
Honors Organization
Human Resource Association
Math Club
Model United Nations
Music Business Student Union
National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Music)
Psychology Club
Sigma Alpha Iota (Music)
Society of Physics Students
Student Nursing Association
World Languages Club
Cultural Identity
Black Student Union
EQUAL (Elmhurst Queers and Allies)
GEAR (Gender and Equality Rights)
International Club
Muslim Student Association
Alpha Sigma Phi
Alpha Tau Omega
Lambda Chi Alpha
Intramurals & Club Sports
Inline Hockey Team
Quidditch Society
Ultimate Frisbee
Leadership & Service
Greek Leadership Council
Interfraternity Council
National Panhellenic Council
Orientation Student Leaders
Residence Hall Association
Resident Advisers
Student Ambassadors
Student Government Association
Union Board
Media Organizations
Literary Magazine: MiddleWestern Voice
Newspaper: The Leader
Radio: WRSE-FM
Yearbook: The Elms
Music Groups
Concert Choir
Gospel Choir
Jazz Band
Late Night Blues
Percussion Ensemble
Philharmonic Orchestra
Praise Band
Symphonic Band
Varsity Band
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
Women’s Chorus
Performing Groups
EC Dance Company
Jay Lightz Dance Team
Poms Squad
Recognition Society
Leadership: Order of Omega
Religious Organizations
Campus Crusade for Christ
Secular Students Association
Spiritual Life Council
Residence Hall Governance
Residence Hall Association
Cureton Hall High Council
Dinkmeyer Hall Congress
Niebuhr Hall Council
Schick Hall Council
Stanger Hall Council
West Hall Council
Social Action
Autism Speaks U
Alpha Phi Omega Service
Amnesty International
Best Buddies
Community Outreach Program
ELSA Peer Mentor Committee
Global Poverty Club
Habitat for Humanity
Students Council for Exceptional Children
Alpha Phi
Phi Mu
Sigma Kappa
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Special Interest
Cigar Aļ¬cionados
Classic Film Society
Commuter Advisory Board
Game Developers Club
Gamers Elite at Elmhurst College
Meditation Club
Philosophy Think Tank
Student Alumni Association
Student Athletic Advisory Committee
Tournament Games
Varsity Athletics: Men
Cross Country
Track and Field
Varsity Athletics: Women
Cross Country
Track and Field

On the doorstep of Chicago! A Metra train stops 55 times a day at the Elmhurst station. The ride takes about 30 minutes, and we encourage you to make the trip early and often to one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world.

We want to learn more from you! If the Elmhurst Experience is the type of college experience you want to have, you can apply today with our online application. If you would like to schedule a visit to our beautiful campus, take a look at our options for private visits, group tours and open houses. If a bit more information is what you need, visit the main Elmhurst College website where you'll find more information about the campus, our academic programs and everything else the Elmhurst Experience is about.