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Life at Soma

Life at Soma

The Soma Institute is located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s academic and cultural corridor, a location ideally suited to student life. This stimulating and culturally rich area boasts an amazing array of cafes, restaurants, theaters, galleries, and bookstores. Soma is a short walk from the stunning shores of Lake Michigan. Chicago landmarks like Millennium Park, Grant Park, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Art Institute of Chicago are all within minutes of Soma’s campus. The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier are an easy walk from Soma.

As the third-largest U.S. city, Chicago abounds with cultural and professional opportunities. With a rich and storied history, the city features world-class museums, theaters, corporations, spas, hotels, sports organizations, festivals, cultural institutions and parks. For a listing of events and activities in Chicago visit

Though everything you need is just steps away from Soma, Chicago’s comprehensive public transportation system provides easy access to all of the city’s culturally rich, diverse and inspiring neighborhoods like Wicker Park, Old Town, Pilsen, Lincoln Park, Bridgeport and the Gold Coast. Detailed directions to Soma can be found here.

The Soma campus is comprised of classrooms, administrative offices, and break areas. The equipment in the classrooms supports student education by making available the necessary education tools. Massage tables with face rests and bolsters and massage chairs are provided for student training. The building in which Soma is located is also wheelchair accessible.