All proceeds from the shop go back to the Divinity School students, aiding with club reimbursement, conference planning, travel grants, or the "Swift Cares Fund". Located on the basement level of Swift Hall, Grounds of Being has been a daily destination of students, faculty, and staff from across the broader University of Chicago campus community since 1962. Talented student baristas caffeinate and hydrate the coffee shop's patrons with drip coffee and specialty drinks. Teas and assorted cold drinks are available as well.
Visit the coffee shop in the morning for a coffee and a breakfast pastry, or come for lunch and pick up a hot or cold entree from one of the many local vendors who daily refresh a broad menu, which includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Come anytime for snacks, good conversation, and outstanding service.