On top of our facilities, CRC residents also host and participate in events geared towards improving the community of both CRC as a residential college and the university as a whole.

Radiothon and Panquake are CRC's largest traditions.

Panquake and Return of the King are our favorite super secret traditions!


Radiothon is an entirely student-run 50-hour CRC charity event to benefit the American Heart Association and the CRC equipment fund.

It was started in 1988 to honor William Arnold, a resident and equipment chair who died of cardiac arrhythmia in the building. It's since transformed into one of the residential college's most important bonding experiences.

Students broadcast 50 hours of shows from the audio production room in the Communications Residential College, and stay up all night hanging out, compete in silly contests, and occasionally will jump into Lake Michigan.


The residential college system offers occasional tickets to various events and experiences across Chicago for free to residential college members.

Coordinated by the assistant chair with the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives, a weighted drawing takes place among interested members to determine the allocation of tickets to the trips.

Past field trips have included visits to a recording of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, and the Chicago Botanical Gardens.


Munchies are organized by the social chairs of the executive board on a regular basis. 

It's essentially a social event for the residential college centered around free food. 


We have a proud tradition of not winning in our competitive sports matches, but still having a great time playing against the other teams. 

Come play dodgeball, volleyball, flag football in the fall; basketball and floor hockey in the winter; and softball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee in the spring.

Regular Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart tournaments will test your mettle and take your mind off your work.

Smash is a long-running tradition popular with both experienced Brawl veterans and those who don’t know their A button from their B button. 

It's played in the big screening room, and there's nothing quite like Bowser’s Final Smash on a fifteen-foot screen.