Through the UChicago Alumni Association, all former students of the University of Chicago—including the College, professional schools, and graduate divisions—enjoy access to a variety of exclusive benefits on campus and around the world.

Your support helps maintain and expand these benefits in a variety of ways, whether you attend an event, volunteer your time, make a financial contribution, or simply connect with fellow alumni.

Alumni Network

Alumni Directory

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:

  • Alumni Directory

  • Club and group listings

  • Events

  • Forums

Claim or access your UChicago Community Online (UCCO) account.

Alumni Events

Find and register for alumni events in your region.

Career Services

Alumni Career Services 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 Services 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.

Campus Privileges

Alumni ID Card

As tangible proof of your alumni status, the Alumni ID card grants you access to campus resources including University libraries and athletics facilities (additional fees may apply).

To request your Alumni ID card:

  • In person: Stop by Alumni House, located at 5555 South Woodlawn Avenue, with your driver’s license or other photo identification. Your card will be prepared for you on the spot.

  • By mail: Send a copy of your driver’s license or other photo identification, along with a note requesting an Alumni ID card. Your card will be mailed to you. Please use the following mailing address:

    UChicago Alumni Association
    5555 South Woodlawn Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637

  • By email: Send your Alumni ID card request to alumniassociation@uchicago.edu with an attached scan of your driver’s license or other photo identification. Your card will be mailed to you.

Library Resources

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 your Alumni ID card (see above) 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.

Athletics Facilities

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.

Email Forwarding

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.
 

Accommodations and Clubs

Quadrangle Club

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.

Penn Club

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 lmagnas@gmail.com.

Club Quarters

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 www.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 www.meyerandassoc.com/ma/uchicago or contact the program administrator at 800.635.7801.