Student Resources

Please explore the resources and links on this page to find out more information on remote learning, convocation, alumni resources, and more.


Registration and Student Portal

Register for Basic Program, Open Enrollment, Writer's Studio, and Visual Arts courses through our online student portal. Please see step-by-step instructions for both logging into the portal and registering for courses below. 

For registration questions, please contact  or call 773.702.7249.

Start by entering our student portal.

If you already have an account, find the column “Student Login”

Enter your user name (email) and password.

If you have forgotten Your user name or password, you may use the links to reset those. This requires you to know the email associated with your account.

For Forgotten User Name:

  • Click "Forgot User Name"
  • Enter your email and click "Continue." You will receive an email with your user name.

For Forgotten Password:

  • Click "Forgot Password"
  • Enter your user name and click "Continue." You will receive an email with a temporary password.
  • Login with your user name and temporary password.
  • You will be asked to change your password. Enter the temporary password into the field “Current Password" and create your new password.
    • It must contain at least six characters: at least one upper case letter, at least one lower case letter, and at least one numeral.
    • The characters @ [\] ^ ` " # $ % & ' ( ) , . : { ; | < = } ~ > ? may not be used in your password.
  • Click continue. Your password is now updated.

Go to the Student Portal login page

  1. Find the course you would like to register for either by viewing upcoming courses on individual program pages or searching for a course directly in the Student Portal.
  2. Click the section you would like to expand the information. Click "Add to Cart."
  3. You may either continue to search or checkout. When ready, click "Checkout" in the cart.
  4. You will be prompted to log in to your account if you are not already.
  5. Verify your personal information if needed, then click "Continue Checkout."
  6. Verify your cart and Check the box regarding the registration policy.
  7. Click "Continue Checkout" again.
  8. You will be directed to the payment page where you will enter your payment information and click "Pay Now."
  9. You will be redirected back to the Student Portal.
  10. You will receive a confirmation and receipt by email.

Cancellation fees are as follows:

10% of course tuition.

Notification Procedure

Failure to attend a course does not entitle a registrant to a refund. Students must email the Graham School Registrar at

Tuition Transfer

Students may apply tuition to another course offered by the Graham School, or they may transfer their tuition to another employee in their organization if they contact the Graham School program director or manager at least five business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellation fees will apply to tuition transfer if students fail to abide by the cancellation policies.

Cancellation Policy

Full Refund To obtain a full refund, registrants need to notify the Graham School of cancellation 5 business days or more prior to the first class* meeting (i.e. section start date/time). If the course is canceled by the Graham School, the student will receive a full refund.
Partial Refund To obtain a refund minus a cancellation fee (10% of the course tuition) registrants need to notify the Graham School of cancellation less than 5 business days and no more than 24 hours after the first class* meeting (i.e. section start date/time).
No Refund No refund will be given to registrants if they notify the Graham School of a course cancellation greater than 24 hours after the first class (i.e. section start date/time), unless the course has been cancelled by the University of Chicago Graham School.


*For Online Students: The first class meeting is based on the first day of the course (not the first synchronous session).

You can also view our full withdrawal and cancellation policy here.

Remote Learning Resources

Please visit this page to find how-to instructions for joining a remote class on Zoom, using the Canvas site for a course, viewing class recordings, and other aspects of remote learning.


The academic experience at the Graham School is just as accommodating as it is rigorous. As a student, you are welcome to take advantage of many of the world-class resources and services the University has to offer.

Accommodations and Disability Services

Please see our Accommodations and Disability page.

Books and Course Materials

For courses which require you to purchase books and other course materials, these can be purchased at the Barnes & Noble book store in the Gleacher Center or on the main Hyde Park campus at the University of Chicago bookstore and Seminary Co-Op.

Consult your course syllabus for information on which store can meet your needs.

Closings and Cancellations

Students will be notified by email or phone if a class is cancelled. For on-site classes, The Graham School follows the University direction when it comes to cancelling classes due to inclement weather.

Community Safety and Emergency Information

The University is committed to working with the community and the Chicago Police Department to prevent crime and improve public safety in our community. The University of Chicago Police Department has approximately 100 professionally trained officers with full police powers to serve University students, faculty, staff, and community members. In addition, the University partners with the City of Chicago as well as neighborhood organizations to improve transportation and other aspects of community life.

We encourage students to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the University of Chicago Community Safety FAQs and Safety Resources.

UChicago Safe is a free app to quickly access safety information by the tap of an icon. The University of Chicago’s Department of Safety & Security and AppArmor have developed this app to provide information for emergencies and links to safety resources. The app is easy to download and free.

The University of Chicago’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program outlines strategies to protect the life safety of University students, faculty, and staff, and to preserve University property and assets in the event of an emergency. The Emergency Management website is a resource the University community can use to receive information on how to prepare for emergencies and how to protect themselves from the effects of an emergency.

At any time you may call 911 to report an emergency.

Hyde Park: To report an emergency that may threaten the community, contact the University of Chicago Police Department: 123 (on-campus phone), or 773.702.8181 (from an off-campus phone).

Gleacher Center: To report a life threatening emergency call 911. To report a non-life threatening emergency and receive assistance contact Graham School Gleacher Center office staff at 312.464.8655 or the security desk staff at 312.464.8777.

The cAlert system is the University’s electronic emergency mass notification system, which enables University officials to provide notification and informational updates to members of the University community prior to, during, or after an emergency.

This comprehensive notification system possesses the capability to target a University-wide audience or it can be tailored to specific user groups or facilities. Through the cAlert system, the University can keep everyone informed before, during, and after events, whether the events are an emergency or non-emergency.

The cAlert system will be used only to contact you in case of emergency, a University closing, or some other event that requires rapid, wide-scale notification of the community.

Gleacher and NBC Bicycle Parking

If you are riding your bicycle to Gleacher or NBC please be sure to only lock your bicycle to designated bike racks. All others may be removed and taken to the City of Chicago pound. Owners of impounded bicycles are responsible for retrieving them and paying all associated fees.

Registration and Student Portal

Find step-by-step instructions for logging into the student portal and registering for courses on our How to Register for Noncredit Courses page.

Career Development

Programs and services provided by UChicagoGRAD complement Graham School efforts to help graduate students increase the impact of their scholarship and get an edge on the job market through flexible training.

Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Service (SCS) provides mental health care to University of Chicago students who are in programs that pay a student life fee. This care includes needs assessment, psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, academic skills assessment program, support groups, referrals, emergency services, and health promotion and wellness programs.

Disability Services

To ensure the intellectual richness of research and education, the University of Chicago seeks to provide an environment conducive to learning, teaching, working, and conducting research that values the diversity of its community. The University strives to be supportive of the academic, personal and work-related needs of each individual and is committed to facilitating the full participation of students with a disability in the life of the University.

Student Disability Services works to provide resources, support and accommodations for all students with disabilities and works to remove physical and attitudinal barriers, which may prevent their full participation in the University community.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute seeks to meet the English language and enculturation needs of international students from all programs and divisions across the University. ELI offers academic year courses and tutoring in areas such as pronunciation, fluency, academic writing, and academic and professional English.

Financial Aid

The Student Loan Administration Office is responsible for processing student loans and work-study for students in the graduate and professional schools and divisions. SLA conducts entrance and exit student loan counseling for all students who receive federal student loans, and authorize disbursements of federal student loan funds. In addition, they provide service and collections for all Federal Perkins and institutional loan programs.

Students who are enrolled in degree seeking programs at least half-time are eligible to apply for federal student loans.

Graduate Students-at-Large are only eligible for alternative loan programs.

Fitness And Recreation

The University of Chicago's recreational facilities are open and available for both students and the at-large campus community alike. An active membership is required in order to access the buildings and fields. Membership packages are available for the following groups:

  • Students and spouses/partners
  • Faculty/staff and spouses/partners (active or retired)
  • Alumni and spouses/partners
  • Laboratory School parents
  • Children of members
  • Community members

Health Insurance

Students in the following programs must either enroll in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (USHIP) or submit a waiver to demonstrate comparable coverage:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (UTEP)
  • Graduate Students-at-Large

Students must confirm or waive enrollment by 5pm Central time on the fourth Friday of their first quarter enrolled at the University.

Students in the following programs may "opt in" to U-SHIP coverage on an individual basis:

  • Graham School Master of Liberal Arts program
  • Graham School MS Analytics program
  • Graham School MS Threat Response and Management program
  • Graham School MS in Biomedical Informatics program

For additional information on U-SHIP eligibility and benefits, contact the on-campus insurance office at


University of Chicago’s Residential Properties (RP) assists qualified graduate students in locating a home within close proximity to the Hyde Park campus. Graduate students may apply for Graduate Student Housing through the University of Chicago.

International Affairs

We welcome international applicants. However, due to visa regulations and the fact the MLA program will be a majority remote-learning program, the MLA does not sponsor student visas for international students. International students are welcome to apply, but if admitted, they would be pursuing the MLA in a remote-format from their home countries.

Technology Resources Quick Start Guide

Visit the IT Services quick start guide to access the technology, resources, services, and support available to you. Find helpful information about my.UChicago, Canvas (availability will be indicated on your course syllabus), Box, campus wireless network, how to purchase hardware and software through the University's agreements with several vendors, and more.

Writing Program

The Writing Program partners with UChicago Grad to offer writing support to graduate students across the divisions. The Writing Program offers graduate writing consultations; increased graduate seats in cornerstone courses, Academic and Professional Writing (ENGL 33000); and a series of workshops that teach graduate student writers to recognize and diagnose writing issues common to expert writing, along with revision techniques for addressing them. The Writing Program is located in Stuart 330, 1116 East 59th Street.


The Office of the University Registrar facilitates faculty teaching, student learning, and institutional research. As the stewards of student data, academic systems, and central classrooms, we provide service to all faculty, students, administrators, and alumni.

The Office of the University Registrar helps students by providing services that assist them in their time on campus and in their transition after their academic program is complete. Students can contact the Registrar’s Office via email at or call 773.702.7891.

UChicago Grad

UChicago Grad is a one-stop shop of integrated services to help graduate students and postdocs navigate their academic and professional careers. UChicago Grad provides flexible training that complements support in academic units.

UChicago Grad staff are committed to serving the graduate and postdoc community, focusing on recruitment; skills and experience; career development; and alumni engagement.

Welcome! The Dean of Students Office is here to assist with all matters related to student life at the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.

Our staff strives to provide a critical support structure to enrich the overall student experience. We are here to help students navigate academic concerns and personal matters that may impact their educational pursuits. We achieve this through strategic alignment with Graham School staff and in concert with university and community partners. We also provide programs and engagement opportunities which complement the Graham School curriculum.

The Dean of Students Office encourages each student to connect with us early and often!

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