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, a space we share with other urban-focused research centers and academic programs from across the University!  Stop by for an event, to chill or study in our sunny Urban Lounge, or for fresh-baked cookies, free coffee, and to chat with our team about studying Chicago every Wednesday from 3-5 PM.

Hike (and Bike) Your Way across Chicago

Almost 800 students joined Chicago Studies for Orientation and Welcome Week programming that introduced them to the many ways you can study and engage Chicago at the College. Our Urban Hikes (and Urban BIKES) offered guided opportunities to explore sections of the city with scholars, alumni, community activists, and an occasional Dean of the College.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  Look for more hiking (sorry, no biking) this Winter.


South Side History Bike Tour with Dean Boyer (10/2)

Winter Research Opportunity

A Century on 55th Street (1920-2020) is a paid opportunity to develop research skills while contributing to a building-level dataset documenting changes in our neighborhood, including those due to the Great Migration, redlining, and urban renewal.  Now considering applications (until full or through 11/28).

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.

Experience Chicago with Us

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