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The Buckingham
59 East Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605

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The Buckingham – Luxury High-rise Living in the Heart of the City


The Buckingham offers residents a better living experience in a high-rise building located in the heart of Chicago – steps from the best the city has to offer – from summer festivals and year-round entertainment to great restaurants and shopping.

Environmentally friendly, the Buckingham is Energy Star Certified, promotes green practices and uses eco-friendly cleaning supplies for the health of its residents and the environment. With the vintage charm of a 1929 Art Deco National Landmark building, and renovations that include the modern amenities a student expects in high-end living, the Buckingham environment provides a comfortable, secure setting so you can focus on what's important – your academic goals.

Apartment-style living, all-inclusive amenities, a professional on-site management team, easy access to public transportation and 24/7 secure access are what make the Buckingham stand apart from other area student housing.

Additionally, it is located close to many forms of public transportation, enabling students to get around the city with ease.


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Building Features

  • On-Site Management
  • 24/7 Secure Building Access
  • 2nd Floor Student Lounge
  • 27th Floor Sky Lounge
  • Private Study Rooms
  • Fitness Center & Dance Floor
  • WiFi High-Speed Internet
  • Business Center
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Cleaning Service (charges apply)
  • On-Site Parking (charges apply)
  • Zip-Cars (available for rent)

The Buckingham’s spacious units are furnished with every modern convenience

Living in Style

  • FREE Cable – 50+ HD and 5 ESPN Channels
  • FREE Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • FREE In-Unit Washer and Dryer
  • FREE Local Phone Service

Furniture & Appliances

  • Sofa, Lounge Chair and Coffee Table
  • Kitchen Table and Chairs
  • Beds with Long Mattresses
  • Bedroom Keyed Entry for Privacy
  • Desk and Chair
  • Wardrobe Closets with Large Drawers
  • 42″ HDTV in Living Room
  • Full-Size Refrigerator with Icemaker
  • Stove with Auto Shut-Off Device
  • Dishwasher, Microwave and Garbage Disposal
  • Individual HVAC Controls
  • Utilities Included

Costs per Quarter
Students will have a choice of single or double rooms in apartments ranging from two to four bedrooms. Housing costs include board (your meals at Kendall).

Single (private) Bedroom / Quarter - $ 3,950*
Double (shared) Bedroom / Quarter - $ 3,250*
Residence Hall Deposit (One-Time, Non-Refundable) - $ 200*
*Rates go in effect Fall Quarter 2014. Housing prices subject to change.


Apartment Layout
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Scheduling a Tour
Housing Tours are given at Kendall College Open House events. You will be able to sign up for a Housing Tour when you check in at the Kendall College Open House event. Should you not be able to attend a Kendall College Open House event, please speak with your Enrollment Advisor to help you schedule a Housing Tour.