What to do When You Aren't Studying

Although it may feel like all you do is study, you can't study all the time. Take a break and enjoy the city!

Athletics at IIT

IIT students are welcome to use the athletic facilities on main campus, including Keating Sports Center and Ecko pool. Also, keep a look out for intramural teams that form throughout the year.

Comedy Clubs

Chicago is a great place for comedy! Whether you go to see the comedy troop at Second City or the improv team at the Improv Olympics, you're sure to be entertained.


A great way to relieve stress in law school is to workout. There are many gyms and health clubs in the Loop. Some places offer student discounts or special rates for Chicago-Kent students. The following are walking distance from the law school:

  • Lakeshore Athletic Club
  • Presidential Towers Health Club
  • Randolph Athletic Club
  • River Park Athletic Club
  • Union Station Multiplex
  • World Gym and Fitness Center


While Kent's cafeteria (the Spak) is a great place to grab something to eat on most days, we all want to go out on occasion. Here are some suggestions for both lunchtime breaks and full-fledged dinners in the area surrounding the school.

  • Angelo's Lunch Box
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Artopolis
  • Arturo Express
  • Athena Greek Restaurant
  • Dylans
  • Giordano's
  • Lou Mitchell's
  • McDonalds
  • Ogilvie Train Station
  • Panda Express
  • Santorini
  • Subway
  • Venice Café
  • Salad Creations
  • Bombacigno's J&C Italian Deli
  • Café Axe Ole

Movie Theaters

For city dwellers, movie theaters are primarily located in the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park. Call (312) 444-FILM to find out all current movies and show times. You can oftentimes purchase tickets in advance at www.fandango.com. Names and addresses of theaters as well as show times can also be found in The Reader and through Metromix.


Chicago's world-famous museums showcase many disciplines, from modern art to science and technology. Take advantage of many of the museums' free days.

  • Adler Planetarium
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Children's Museum
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Historical Society
  • Mexican Fine Arts
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Shedd Aquarium


A listing for all of the "shows" for the week can be found in Chicago's free weekly newspaper, The Reader (available in various locations in and around the city).

Sporting Events

Chicago sports fans are loyal and diverse and support their world-famous teams like the Bulls, as well as their beloved Cubs. No matter what the season, you're bound to find a sporting event to suit your tastes, and a die-hard fan to go along with it.


For a complete listing, visit the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 East Washington Street, or call (312) 744-6630. The Reader is also good for theater information. Another helpful resource is Broadway in Chicago at (312) 977-1700. For some shows in Chicago, HOT TIX offers half-price tickets when purchased the day of the show. You must go to a HOT TIX location and ticket sales depend on seating availability. You can also go to www.hottix.org or: 78 W. Randolph (E. of Clark), or 163 E. Pearson (Mag Mile in Water Tower Visit Center). There are also locations in the suburbs.