Preparing for Matriculation

Preparing for Matriculation

Below you will find some useful preliminary information regarding the final steps for starting in your graduate program. You can expect to receive communication over the summer with reminders and further details about these, and other important resources that will be available to you as a University of Chicago graduate student.

Tuition and Billing

Tuition and Fees are posted by the Office of the Bursar. This is also where you can find information on billing dates and how to pay your bill.


UChicagoGRAD maintains a housing resource page for graduate students. There you will find many resources for your housing search, including a map of Chicago neighborhoods where current grad students live.

Maps of the UGo Daytime and NightRide shuttle routes give those who are unfamiliar with the university's surroundings an idea of where students, faculty and university staff tend to reside in Hyde Park. Transloc is a real-time bus tracking app serving the campus area, including UGo shuttles.

Getting Immunization Records/Getting Immunized

All University of Chicago students are required by state law to demonstrate immunity to certain diseases. You may find information about required immunizations at Student Health and Counseling Services. Starting with the 2017-2018 academic year, the process for verifying immunization records will undergo a change. Please keep an eye on the Student Health and Counseling Services website for updates.

Enrolling in/Waiving University Health Insurance Plan

All University of Chicago students are required to have health insurance. Information about enrolling in or waiving the University's student health insurance plan (U-SHIP) can be found at Student Health and Counseling Services.

Student ID Cards

New students can get their UChicago Cards in person at the ID and Privileges Office, located in the lobby of the Regenstein Library. They are usually available at the beginning of the Summer Quarter.

Orientation, Registration, Academic Advising

Autumn quarter advising and course registration generally takes place during the week prior to the start of autumn quarter. You may peruse Class Search to get an idea of what courses are offered. Most departments organize orientation sessions and festivities for incoming students. In addition, the Humanities Dean of Students Office holds an orientation program prior to the University-wide graduate student orientation presented by UChicagoGRAD.

Some Other Useful Resources

Contact Us

Office of the Dean of Students