Living in Chicago

We value students learning in an urban setting with all its resources. Our location truly prepares you for leadership in the public church—to wherever God calls you.


Chicago is filled with activity and opportunity: museums and music, restaurants and theater, sports and architecture. There is always something to do in Chicago—even if it’s just enjoying beautiful Lake Michigan or the stunning skyline. In our country’s third largest city, meaningful opportunities and human relationships are boundless. Local churches, large and small, reflect a varied history and a hopeful future.

The LSTC Campus is in Hyde Park, an ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side. It is home to the University of Chicago. Located seven miles south of downtown, Hyde Park’s lakefront parks, tree-lined streets, public transportation and variety of races and cultures make it one of Chicago’s most popular residential neighborhoods.

View of downtown Chicago from the North, showing the John Hancock Center and other iconic buildings.


In our main building at 55th and University you’ll find classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, Augustana Chapel, the JKM Library and Refectory. A courtyard provides an open, green space at the center of campus. Student housing is just across the street. Within walking distance are shops, museums, restaurants, majestic Lake Michigan and public transportation.

LSTC Campus building
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