We are thrilled that you have been admitted to pursue your graduate study as a member of our vibrant intellectual community. As you evaluate your options, we encourage you to learn more about this exciting place – not just your own program, but the graduate community across campus, as well as Hyde Park and the city of Chicago. To that end, we have compiled some resources for you that we hope you will find useful. Your department or school will provide you with information specific to that program, including admitted students’ events and how to accept your offer of admission. Here we invite you to connect with us and learn about living, learning, and thriving at UChicago.

Get to Know Campus


Connect with current students and explore life at UChicago

Moving to Chicago?

Most graduate students choose to live in Hyde Park, though Chicago is filled with many diverse neighborhoods.

  • To make the process easier, UChicagoGRAD’s Housing Resources website offers information on where graduate students live, transit options, property management companies in the neighborhood, and detailed guidance on how to conduct your housing search. We also offer a series of webinars in the spring and summer to help you navigate the process, which you may sign up for here. Coming soon: Look for an announcement in May about a roommate finder tool for incoming graduate students.
  • This convenient guide to Hyde Park serves as a great introduction to the neighborhood. Many students look for housing near transit, shopping, and other services
  • You can also explore Chicago’s other communities – some popular neighborhoods for students include the South Loop, Wicker Park/Bucktown, and Lakeview.
  • New to Chicago? Adjusting to life in a major urban center, or the U.S.? Take advantage of the information found on the Department of Safety & Security’s website. Even if you’re a city slicker, this contains helpful information on UChicago’s resources and safety systems.
  • Moving to Chicago with kids? Resources on campus and around the city will make it fun for the whole family!

Learn More About the UChicago Advantage

A distinct component of the UChicago advantage is the wide range of programs and services offered to our students in support of their academic and professional goals…whatever your program, and wherever your path may lead, the following offices and programs are here to help!

Costs & Aid

  • Students who will be applying for federal loan programs (including Federal Work-Study ) should complete the FAFSA as early as possible, and consult their program and the Graduate Financial Aid for further details.
  • International students will receive additional information from their departments in the spring. Information for the Financial Resource Statement will need to be current, and may be submitted electronically along with passport and other required information. The Office of International Affairs will begin the process in April or May for individuals beginning their program in Autumn Quarter.
  • Plan to look for a job on campus? Check postings across campus, on the UChicago Marketplace, and on the GRAD Gargoyle site. Please note: incoming students will be able to log in to the GRAD Gargoyle about two weeks after accepting their offer of admission, but won’t be able to register for most events or appointments until they are current students in the fall.

Nuts and Bolts

Still have questions? Here are a few more links to help you find what you’re looking for!