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University of Chicago

Educational Resources

Libraries

Business & Economics Resource Center business, economics Chemistry organic, physical, and theoretical chemistry D'Angelo Law Library U.S., foreign, and international law Eckhart Library mathematics, statistics, computer science John Crerar Library science, medicine, technology Joseph Regenstein Library humanities, social sciences Special Collections Research Center archives, manuscripts, rare books Social Services Administration Library social welfare, social work William Rainey Harper Memorial Library undergraduate Yerkes Observatory Library astronomy, astrophysics

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 7,600,347 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 41,790 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,962,699 microforms.
  • 43,715 Audio/Visual items.
  • 166,729 e-books.

Museums & Art

Smart Museum (modern art), Oriental Institute, Renaissance Society (art)

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Room Accessories

    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

    Extracurricular

    • 95% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
    • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
    • Popular events on campus: Folk Festival, Kuviasungnerk (winter festival), Scavenger Hunt, Summer Breeze
    • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra
    • In total, there are about 350 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Students for Christ, Bhav Bhakti Hindu Society, Buddhist Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christian Service Society, Hillel Student Steering Committee, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Jesuit Alumni Club of the University of Chicago, Jewish Student Union, Korean Christian Fellowship, Latter-day Saint Student Association, Lutheran Student Fellowship, MOT Shabbat Dinner, Muslim Students Association, New Life Christian Fellowship, Thomas More Society, Unitarian Universalists, University of Chicago Buddhists Association, Vinyard Student Organization
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Club, Arab Union, Asian Students' Union, University of Chicago Italian Club, Celtic Society, Chicago Friends of Israel, Chinese Undergraduate Students' Association, Cultural Exchange Group, Hong Kong Students Association, International Students Association, J Club (Japanese), Kilmok, Korean Students Organization, MEChA, Muslim Students Association, Muslim Students Forum, Native American Student Association, Organization of Latin American Students, Organization of Black Students, Pakistani Students Association, Pan Asian Americans Coming Together, Persian Cultural Society, Polish-American Students Organization, Puerto Rican Students Association, Quatsch, Romanian Student Association, Filipino Students Association, Siam Square Club, Singaporean/Malaysian Students Union, SistaFriends, South Asian Students Association, South Asian Watch, Taiwanese-American Student Organization, Taiwanese Student Association, The Hebrew Hour, Turkish Students Association, Union of Russian Students, Vietnamese Student Association, Vietnamese Unified Intercultural Association
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) CEDA/NDT Debate, College Bowl, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Chamber Orchestra, Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Motet Choir, Jazz X-Tet, Middle Eastern Ensemble, University Theater, Outside the Lines (Art Club), Doc Films, Fire Escape Productions (Film), Japanese Animation Society, UC Dancers, Club Sports, Intramural Sports, WHPK Radio, College Republicans, Libertarian Society, Student Government, International Socialists, Young Democratic Socialists, Chicago Democrats, Sailing Club, Community Service, Habitat for Humanity, Neighborhood Schools Program,
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Chicago Maroon (twice weekly), Chicago Weekly News (weekly), Chicago Free Press (periodically)

    Travel

    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (7), Chicago (15)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (7)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (7)
    • Public transportation serves the campus.
    • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.

    Employment

    • School employment is available.
    • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 11 fraternities
    • There are 4 sororities

    ROTC

    • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Illinois Chicago)
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Illiniois Institute of Technology)
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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