Family Resource Center
The FRC is a drop-in center for families that offers family-friendly programs, informational materials for families, and a support network. Membership is free for graduate students and postdocs. Learn more
Summer Drop-In Procedures
UChicagoGRAD and the Family Resource Center will continue to provide free drop-in childcare for master’s, PhD and professional student parents during summer quarter, beginning Monday, June 18th through Friday, August 17th. Monday through Friday, 10a – 4:00p we will have three morning slots for children and three afternoon slots for children available every day to provide childcare on a first-come, first-served basis. Underutilization in our initial pilot program, due to registration and student parent scheduling challenges, necessitated a change in the method students will secure childcare slots in this summer’s program. This summer will be a drop-in only program wherein students come to the FRC when it opens to secure a slot from 10:15-12:45 and come in at 1:00 to secure a slot from 1:15- 3:45. Students may sign up to have their child(ren) at the FRC while they work elsewhere in the building. Please note, this service is only available to UChicago students and not to non-student parents. The student parent must stay in the building while their child(ren) is at the FRC.
PhD Child Care Grants
Need-based stipends may be applied for by doctoral students with children.
UChicago Child Care Resources
The University’s Child Care Resources site provides an overview of university services, resources and policies for families.
Read the University’s Graduate Student Parent Policy here.
Additional resources for pregnant and parenting students may be found here.
Parent Resource Guide
Download the 2017-18 Parent Resource Guide here.