Navigating the College

Information and resources to help College students navigate their undergraduate studies

This webpage provides the College community with an official and comprehensive source of information for our undergraduate students.


Housing & Dining

UChicago is focused on making its residence halls as safe as possible and is committed to continued excellence in supporting our residents.

  • For those living on campus during Winter Quarter 2022, Housing & Residence Life has guidance on move-in procedures, detailed here.
  • Public health precautions are in place for students' return to campus, detailed here.

For the latest information about the University’s continued provision of food service during Autumn Quarter, and meal plans, visit the Dining website and the Maroon Dollars FAQs.

Financial Aid & Tuition

Resources for International Students

The Office of International Affairs provides advising services and supportive programming to the international community at the University of Chicago. OIA is not available for in-person appointments, but is available remotely. Please reach out to your OIA adviser via email or by telephone. If you do not know who your adviser is, please visit the OIA Staff Directory

Academic Advising

Staff in the College Academic Advising Office stand ready to work with students to make sure their Autumn Quarter is productive and that they continue to make progress in their academic journey. Advisers will be available to meet with all students in the College via phone or Zoom, and will no longer be holding in-person appointments in efforts to maintain the national guidelines for social distancing.

Appointments can be scheduled via Students may also reach out to their adviser directly or email


Maintaining continuity of education and research is of highest priority for the College. Academic resources will remain available for coursework, independent research and many undergraduate research positions.

    For students participating in remote learning, the Learning Remotely website is a centralized source of general resources and information to support students in maximizing the online educational experience, including tips for adjusting your learning strategy, tutoring programs, well-being services, Title IX guidance, and information for students with disabilities and international students.

    To explore Study Abroad opportunities, including programs for Spring 2022, visit the Study Abroad website.

    The College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) will continue to advise students on undergraduate research opportunities, grant processes, and major national fellowships.

    The College Core Tutor Program is a peer-based tutoring program for UChicago undergraduates designed to provide one-on-one assistance and small group support to undergraduate students in scientific and quantitative subjects, including chemistry, economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, and biology. Learn more.

Student Services

Learn more about wellness resources, emergency support, and research and career opportunities below:

    • UChicago Student Wellness has shifted primarily to virtual operations, and has expanded options for telehealth and teletherapy. 
    • In order to practice social distancing and minimize the chance of exposure to staff and students, we are not accepting walk-in visits at this time. Please check the Wellness site regularly for updates.
    • For appointments or medical advice, including questions about COVID-19, please call UChicago Student Wellness at 773.834.WELL for a telehealth appointment with one of our clinicians. If you have any symptoms of an upper respiratory illness, be sure to indicate this when you call.
    • UChicago Student Wellness urges you to attend to your mental well-being and to reach out to us for support during these challenging times. For all inquiries, call 773.834.WELL. Students needing urgent mental health care can speak with clinicians over the phone 24/7 by calling the Therapist-on-Call at 773.702.3625.
      • We are also offering virtual drop-in sessions through the Let’s Talk program, in addition to weekly virtual workshops. Please see the Wellness site for more information.
    • U-SHIP coverage is valid globally. Check the student insurance website for full details.

    The Center for College Student Success (CCSS) empowers First-Generation, Lower-Income, and Immigrant (FLI) students in the College, providing resources and tools that promote student success, and programming and community events that build positive self-identity and a sense of belonging.   Students may schedule meetings with the CCSS staff for guidance on accessing campus resources.

    Visit the UChicago Handshake events page to register for events. For personalized career support, make an appointment with a Career Advancement adviser.

Student Life

    Learn more about opportunities the Center for Leadership and Involvement has to help connect College with involvement opportunities, Registered Student Organizations, and social events on campus:

    In accordance with guidance from the Chicago Department of Public Health, Athletics & Recreation is modifying its building capacity and facility operations to ensure the health and safety of all students and building staff. Due to the necessary de-densification of fitness and recreation spaces and equipment, facilities will only be open to enrolled UChicago students, faculty and staff. Click here to view the Facilities and Hours overview.

    All facility usage MUST still be registered via our online reservation system 24-72 hours in advance.

A message from John W. Boyer, dean of the College