Update on Public Safety, Violence Prevention, and Community Support

December 10, 2021

University President Paul Alivisatos and Provost Ka Yee C. Lee shared information about the University’s ongoing work to improve public safety and help strengthen communities in areas on and around our campus and in Chicago more broadly.

Update on Lyft Ride Smart Program

November 23, 2021

In light of recent input from students and continued concerns regarding safety, UChicago’s Lyft Ride Smart program will remain available 7 days a week through the end of the calendar year. In addition, the program’s hours will be expanded to 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting today, Tuesday, November 23, through December 31, 2021

HEERF III Deadline Extension and Increased Income Threshold for Students

November 22, 2021

The University has extended the deadline – to December 1, 2021 – for eligible students to submit an application for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) funding.

Memorial Service for Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng on Nov. 18

November 16, 2021

The University will hold a memorial service on Thursday, November 18 at 3:00 pm CT for Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, a recent University graduate who was killed on November 9.

UChicago Dining to Host Friendsgiving and Give a Pie, Get a Pie Events on November 18

November 15, 2021

On Thursday, November 18, UChicago Dining will host Thank-Ful a Friendsgiving event focused on celebrating togetherness, expressing gratitude, and giving back to the Hyde Park and Woodlawn communities.

Working Together to Address Violence

November 10, 2021

In a video, University President Paul Alivisatos expresses the University’s deepest sympathy for the family and other loved ones of our alumnus, Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng.

Update on Lyft Ride Smart program

November 10, 2021

In light of yesterday’s tragic events and input from students, UChicago’s Lyft Ride Smart program is being temporarily extended from Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to seven nights a week.

Today’s Incidents

November 9, 2021

University President Paul Alivisatos and Provost Ka Yee C. Lee share more information about off-campus incidents that occurred and ways for the University community to reach support.

Time Sensitive: Additional Federal Stimulus Funds for Students (HEERF III)

November 5, 2021

Pursuant to the American Rescue Plan (ARP), enacted on March 11, 2021, the University of Chicago has been allocated additional federal funding under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III).

Staying Safe on Halloween

October 26, 2021

October 31 is traditionally a time when numerous visitors come to Hyde Park to trick or treat or engage in informal celebratory activities. Most people come to enjoy the holiday, but Halloween can also be a time of increased crime in the city.

Resources, Programs, and Services for UChicago Students

October 25, 2021

With the Autumn Quarter well underway, Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen wrote to students to detail the resources and opportunities available to support their experience at the University of Chicago.

2020-21 Campus and Student Life Staff Awards, Marlene Richman Award Winners Announced

October 22, 2021

Five CSL staff members and a Harris Public Policy staff member were honored for their accomplishments.

Arley D. Cathey Gift and Challenge

October 7, 2021

The University of Chicago will further undergraduate education and access through a $50 million gift from the late Arley D. Cathey, PhB’50, a devoted College alumnus and patron of the University.

Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Training Update

October 4, 2021

All enrolled graduate students, professional students, and second- through fourth-year students in the College are required to complete an online training program.

Supporting the Full Participation of Our Community

October 1, 2021

Diversity and inclusion of different perspectives, experiences, and abilities is integral to the process of rigorous inquiry which is foundational to the University. Provost Ka Yee C. Lee wrote to members of our community to take an active role in creating and maintaining this environment.

Opportunity to Participate in UChicago COVID-19 Voluntary Surveillance Testing Program

September 30, 2021

The University of Chicago is opening applications for its COVID-19 Voluntary Surveillance Testing Program for the 2021-22 academic year beginning September 30 through October 7.

Independent Review Committee Opportunity for College Students

September 30, 2021

Campus and Student Life is seeking one undergraduate student to join the Independent Review Committee (IRC), which reviews citizen complaints of abusive language, violation of rights, excessive force, and dereliction of duty brought against the UCPD.    

Voter Registration Information

September 29, 2021

Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen provided students with information about voter registration in accordance with the federal Higher Education Act.

Lyft Ride Smart at UChicago

September 28, 2021

The Department of Safety & Security is offering the Lyft Ride Smart at UChicago program beginning September 29 to provide students with alternative transportation options during evening and late-night hours.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

September 28, 2021

In addition to the safety measures that were detailed in the August 16 and September 21 messages to the campus community, the University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published annually and contains important safety-related information as required for all universities by federal law.