UChicagoGRAD is a dedicated resource that provides graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with a range of workshops, events, and advising to complement academic pursuits. Topics include fellowship and writing support, career preparation, public speaking, and networking.
Academic and Professional Development
- GGW (GRAD Guide Weekly newsletter): Weekly newsletter delivered every Thursday that details upcoming events and news for graduate students and postdocs.
- UChicagoGRAD Career Advising and Professional Development: Attend employer information sessions, professional development workshops or meet one-on-one with a career or fellowships advisor.
- UChicagoGRAD Sounding Board is a resource for help negotiating work/life balance issues, navigating relationships, and creating strategies for having difficult conversations with peers, faculty, and others.
- Mentoring Undergraduate Research: Postdocs interested in mentoring undergraduate research can post research opportunities to the CCRF database.
- Postdoctoral Advisory Board: A group of postdocs from across the University who meet 2–4 times per quarter to advise administration on issues relevant to postdocs.
Living and Getting Around
- Visiting UChicago
- Housing: Information to help postdocs make an informed decision about housing
- Hyde Park: Information on neighborhood attractions and businesses
- Dining around Hyde Park: A list of restaurants and dining options on and around campus
- UChicago gym membership: Special membership rate for postdocs and postdoc spouses is $17/month. Register through the membership portal using your CNet ID and follow the instructions to register.
- Perspectives: The Staff and Faculty Assistance Program (SFAP) is a confidential service offered through Perspectives that provides support, counseling, referrals, and resources for issues that impact your life.
- Gallagher Health and Welfare Consulting Benefit Services: Contact Candace Nicholson-Neeson (Candace_Nicholson@ajg.com) for more information on your health insurance options.
- Register to vote in Chicago: To register you must be a U.S. citizen born on or before February 28, 2005, live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election, not claim the right to vote elsewhere; and not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction.
- Safety and Security
- Transportation and Parking
- Transportation & Parking: Information on campus shuttles, city buses and city bikes
- Obtaining an Illinois driver’s license and registering a car
- Chicago City Sticker: All Chicago residents must obtain a city sticker for their car.
- Residential Parking Permits: Many areas of Chicago have residential parking zones that require your car to have a parking permit in addition to the City Sticker.
- The Office of International Affairs (OIA): Advising services and supportive programming for the international community at the University of Chicago.
- International House: Programming for the University community that promote engagement engaged with ideas and approaches from around the world.
- Alumni & Friends: Connect with UChicago alumni and the broader UChicago community and learn about alumni events.
- Civic Engagement: Connects the University to the city and the South Side.
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Equal Opportunity Programs
- Annual Faculty, OAA, Staff, Postdoc Training FAQ
- Requesting an Accommodation: A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that enables a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to full participation in the University community.
- Family Resources for postdocs with children or dependents
- The Family Resource Center (FRC): A drop-in space where families from the university community can access resources, information, and supportive programming and services.
- K-12 Education Initiatives: Contact Executive Director, Duane Davis (email@example.com) for more information on University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and UChicago Charter School.
- Office for Military-Affiliated Communities(OMAC)
- Spiritual Life: A destination for all things spiritual and religious at the university. Spiritual Life offers places, metaphorical and literal, to connect, understand, ask, and explore.
- UChicagoArts: Learn about exhibitions and programs on and around campus.