Have you lost touch with old friends, or are you looking for new career connections? The online Alumni Directory can help you find them. Search by class year and degree program, company name, region, and position title. The Alumni Directory is password-protected.
Remember: Friends and potential employers can’t find you if your information isn’t current. Be sure to update your contact information so everyone can stay in touch.
University of Chicago Community Online (UCCO)
The UChicago Community Online (UCCO) helps you stay connected with the University through regional clubs, affinity groups, and volunteer networks. UCCO resources include:
Club and group listings
Claim or access your UChicago Community Online (UCCO) account.
Find and register for alumni events in your region.
Alumni Career Programs Monthly Webinars
The University presents monthly webinars on career advancement, featuring distinguished alumni and staff. Previous webinar topics have included, “Creating a Compelling Resume,” “Leveraging Your Connections on LinkedIn,” and “The Economic Outlook.” Visit careers.uchicagoalumni.org for more information and to register.
Alumni Career Programs Jobs Board
A job search resource hosted by the UChicago Alumni Association on the UChicago Community Online, the jobs board allows you to search for and upload positions. Are you an alumna/alumnus and also a hiring manager? Submit helpful advice or information to help someone get hired in the “foot-in-the-door” section. Visit careers.uchicagoalumni.org to learn more.
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. Borrowing privileges are available for $60 per quarter.
To gain access to University libraries, present a government-issued photo ID to the staff at the Identification & Privileges Office, located in the Regenstein Library lobby.
In partnership with the Library, the Alumni Association provides alumni with access to six important research databases and thousands of publications from any off-campus computer with an internet connection. For information on creating a CNetID and accessing these resources, visit the University of Chicago Library guide to Electronic Resources for Alumni.
UChicago athletics and recreational facilities—including Ratner Athletics Center, Myers-McLoraine Pool, and Henry Crown Field House—are open to alumni and their families at an annual charge.
Members also enjoy access to a diverse range of FitChicago class offerings. Popular classes include cardio kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba.
To purchase a facilities membership, visit the Ratner Athletics Center front desk during normal operating hours, including weekends. Please contact the Facilities Office for more information.
The University provides all alumni with email forwarding. Using this system, messages sent to your “@uchicago.edu” address can be automatically forwarded to your current email account.
To set up email forwarding:
Claim your CNetID through IT Services. Your University address is your CNetID followed by “@uchicago.edu”.
Log in to your account to manage the forwarding address(es) associated with your CNetID.
In addition to University email forwarding, Chicago Booth also provides its alumni with an Email4Life account.
Alumni ID Card
The Alumni ID card functions as tangible proof of your alumni status.
To request your Alumni ID card:
By mail: Send a request by mail to the address below with a copy of a photo ID and your preferred mailing address. Your card will be mailed to you.
UChicago Alumni Association
5555 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
By email: Send an email request to email@example.com with an attached scan of a photo ID and your preferred mailing address. Your card will be mailed to you.
Note: the Alumni ID card is NOT necessary to access campus libraries (see “Library Resources” above)
Accommodations and Clubs
Alumni are invited to apply for membership to the Quadrangle Club, a historic private club on the UChicago 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. For more information, please call 773.702.8355.
The University of Chicago has an affiliation with the Penn Club in New York City whereby UChicago alumni can become members. The facility contains overnight rooms, a fitness center, a restaurant and pub, and special event space.
The Penn 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 liaison to the Penn Club, Lisa Magnas, AB’88, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Quarters is a surprisingly affordable private boutique hotel chain with locations in Chicago; New York; Houston; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; and London. Rooms are available in various sizes, from small rooms with double beds to suites with kitchenettes.
To make a reservation by phone, call 212.575.0006 in the US or +44 (0)20.7666.1616 in Europe. To reserve online, visit clubquarters.com and use the password “University of Chicago.” Be sure to tell the operator (or indicate on the online form) that you’re a University of Chicago alumna/alumnus.
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, and 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 long 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 meyerandassoc.com/ma/uchicago or contact the program administrator at 800.635.7801.
Private College 529 Plan
The Private College 529 Plan is a prepaid tuition plan that offers a way to lock in current tuition rates and protect against tuition increases for a child or grandchild who attends one of the more than 275 participating private institutions, including the University of Chicago.
The Private College 529 Plan is a pre-purchase of tuition, not an investment, so there are no fees and it is not affected by stock market performance.
To learn more about Private College 529 Plan, please click here or call 888.718.7878.
Maroons in Illinois can display their school colors on their cars while giving back to the University.
Show the pride you have in your alma mater and support students with UChicago license plates. For each set purchased, $25 is contributed to College scholarships. The $25 contribution also qualifies as a gift to the historic University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact and is tax deductible. View some of the license plates other alumni have created and learn more about the UChicago license plate program.