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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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.
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).
New to the city? Learn to get around like a lifelong Chicagoan!
Everyone talks about Chicago's North, West, South (and occasionally East) "Sides." But where did this way of talking about the city come from?
Chicago boasts over two hundred unique neighborhoods, each with its own history and character. Get a jumpstart on exploring some of our favorites.
Chicago's grid system can tell you where in the city a place is located using only its address, without even looking it up! Learn the grid's rules and history.
Since the 19th Century, Chicagoans have relied on the "L" -- the city's elevated rapid transit system -- to get around. Ride the rails like a pro with our guide.
Dozens of events about, around, and in Chicago. From Urban Hikes to special lecturers, browse our collection of Fall events.
Study the city more deeply in CHST classes across the curriculum, or go deeper still in sequenced classes and Chicago Studies Quarters.
Chicago is one of the most studied cities in the world. Add to this knowledge with Chicago Studies' advising and support!
The College's interdisciplinary Certificate in Chicago Studies recognizes students who've both studied and engaged with Chicago.