Building reciprocal, respectful collaborations between campus & city

Chicago Studies offers curricular and
co-curricular opportunities to discover, study, engage with, and positively
impact the diverse communities of our
world-class city.

Working with campus- and city-wide partners, we support the College community in encountering and learning with Chicagoans from all walks of life. In so doing, we facilitate the development of reciprocal, respectful collaborations between campus and city that empower students in the College to deeper critical inquiry and more impactful responses to complex and systemic issues in Chicago and in cities around the world.

Discover, Study, and Engage Chicago with Us

Welcome to Chicago

Articles, maps and more to get new Chicagoans situated...and prepare you to safely explore the Windy City

Programming & Events

In-person and virtual opportunities to explore Chicago's history, ecosystems, cultures, neighborhoods, and current events

Chicago-focused Classes

Immersive classes and quarters that explore Chicago itself and/or partner with its institutions for experiential learning

Faculty/Instructor Resources

Pedagogical, financial, and logistical supports for instructors who want to teach about or engage Chicago in their classes

Research Support

Advising, data, training, presentation, and publication opportunities for student scholarship about the city

Certificate in Chicago Studies

Advising, resources, and a transcript designation for students who integrate their studies with Chicago engagement