Alumni Association

The central University Alumni Association serves all alumni, whether you graduated from the College, attended one of the divisional graduate programs, earned a degree in Law, Medicine, Social Service Administration, Education, Public Policy, Library Science, Business, or Divinity, or (as in the case with many of our intellectually energetic alumni) exercised several of these options.

Alumni Association Services and Benefits

Alumni ID Card
The tangible proof of your alumni status is your Alumni ID card. This card grants you reference privileges at all University libraries, with borrowing privileges available at an additional charge from the library cashier. The card can also be presented at the Field House to arrange access (at an annual charge) to any of the athletic facilities. To obtain your Alumni ID, stop by Alumni House (5555 South Woodlawn Avenue) with your driver's license or other photo identification and a card will be prepared on the spot. You can also mail or fax a copy of your driver's license along with a note requesting an Alumni ID to the Alumni Association and your card will be mailed to you.

Alumni Careers Network
The Alumni Careers Network is a password-protected online database of nearly 15,000 alumni from 40 countries who have volunteered to provide informational interviews to University of Chicago students and alumni. Ask the questions that matter to you and receive valuable insight about the day-to-day workings of careers in which you’re interested.

Alumni Directory
Have you lost touch with old friends? Find them again by checking out the online listing of University of Chicago graduates. But remember: Friends can’t find you if your information isn’t current! Be sure to let us know of changes in your contact information so everyone can stay in touch.

Alumni Events 
Find alumni events in your region and register for them online.

Use your CNetID and password to access cMore. This will allow you to order transcripts electronically either by ordering them individually or using the transcript-for-life service. (A fee may apply.)  

E-mail Forwarding
The University provides all alumni with e-mail forwarding. Using this system, you will no longer have to live with the e-mail address issued to you by your Internet Service Provider, or have your address change each time you switch providers. We will forward messages from your "" address to your current e-mail account, the virtual equivalent of postal mail forwarding.

If you've claimed your CnetID, your e-mail address is your CNetID followed by "". If you haven't already done so, you may claim your CNetID from IT Services at You may also manage the forwarding address(es) associated with your account at

In addition to University e-mail forwarding, Chicago Booth also provides its alumni with an email4life account.

Alumni Insurance Program

The University of Chicago Alumni Association sponsors an Alumni Insurance Program as a service to alumni. The program offers a variety of attractively-priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, children, parents, and siblings:

  • Auto, Home & Renters Insurance Special rates are available to alumni and family members living in the same household. 
  • Health Insurance For those with a temporary or permanent need for coverage, such as the unemployed, self-employed, and recent graduates. 
  • Life Insurance Long-term protection with great rates and fantastic features. Coverage is available to $50 million. 
  • Long Term Care Insurance Intended to protect assets from serious erosion, while allowing access to quality care in the most appropriate and desirable setting. 
  • Travel Insurance Travel medical or trip protection insurance options are available for individuals or groups traveling abroad. 
  • Annuities An ideal tax-deferred vehicle for conservative investors who want guaranteed fixed interest rates for extended periods. 
  • Special Event Liability coverage up to $2 million is available for events lasting from a few hours to as much as 10 days. 
  • Pet Insurance Simple, customizable dog and cat insurance plans are available. 
  • Advisory Services A licensed insurance professional is available, at no charge, to answer questions and provide customized guidance.


For more information visit or contact the program administrator at 800-635-7801.

Library Privileges
The Library’s holdings continue to grow—more than 7,000,000 volumes at last count, with 150,000 more added each year—and the stacks are open for your reference free of charge, with borrowing privileges available for $60 per quarter. To gain access, you will need an Alumni I.D. card. Present this to the staff at the library privileges office at Regenstein.

Quadrangle Club
Alumni are invited to apply for membership to the Quadrangle Club, a historic private club on the University of Chicago campus. The Quadrangle Club has played a role in University life for over 100 years and offers dining and cocktails, overnight guest rooms, private catered meetings and events, and Har-Tru clay tennis courts. In addition to local benefits, members enjoy reciprocal privileges with university clubs across the country and in Canada, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. To learn more about membership, please call 773-702-8355 or visit

Penn Club
The University of Chicago has an affiliation with the Penn Club in NY whereby UChicago alumni can become members. It's a lovely facility that contains overnight rooms, a fitness center, a restaurant and pub, and special event space. The club also hosts social and networking events, and members are entitled to use many other private clubs around the world. If you would like to join, please contact our alumna liaison to the Penn Club, Lisa Magnas, AB'88, at

Club Quarters
Club Quarters is a surprisingly affordable private boutique hotel chain with locations in Chicago; New York; Houston; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and London. Rooms are available in various sizes, from small rooms with double beds to suites with kitchenettes. Call 212.575.0006 in the US or +44 (0)20.7666.1616 in Europe, or visit and use the password “University of Chicago.” When making a reservation, be sure to tell the operator (or indicate on the online form) that you’re a University of Chicago alumna/us.


Alumni Association