About Chicago Studies

Chicago Studies makes it easy for you to connect with the diverse communities of Chicago, whether you're looking for an event, a tour, a class, or resources for teaching about and with the city.

Come Visit Us

Chicago Studies' offices are on the first floor of 1155 E. 60th St. Our "Urban Lounge" hosts meetings and events (and reading, studying, and occasional napping) all week. Visit Writing Wednesdays (3-5 PM weekly) to talk about your Chicago writing and research over free coffee and fresh-baked cookies.

Hike (and Bike) Your Way across Chicago

Join Chicago Studies for Orientation and Welcome Week programming that introduces you to the many ways you can study and engage Chicago at the College. Our Urban Hikes (and Urban BIKES) offer guided opportunities to explore sections of the city with scholars, alumni, community activists, and an occasional Dean of the College.  Understand our city (past, present, and future) in new ways as you start your new year. Learn more.

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Teaching and Learning in Chicago

Chicago Studies offers course instructors one-on-one pedagogy consultation, financial and logistical support for experiential learning across the city, and connections to relevant Chicago partners and institutions for classes in any discipline. Help your students learn MORE from Chicago.

The Architecture of Experiential Learning

A collaboration between students in Chicago Studies' "Children and Architecture" class and Claremont Academy 6th graders won a $1.5 million grant from the Office of the Mayor. Read about how the idea came to fruition (and register for ARCH/CHST 24270, offered again this Fall).

Navigating Chicago

New to the city? Learn to get around like a lifelong Chicagoan!

Experience Chicago with Us

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