Info For: Current Students

Below doctoral and masters students in the Division will find links to some frequently used divisional and university resources. Questions about degree programs or degree requirements should be directed to individual departments.

Autumn Quarter 2020 | Resources and Information

Autumn Quarter Academic Calendar


Dean of Students Staff
The Dean of Students staff is available by email, and desk phones are forwarded to cell phones. For reference, the Dean of Students’ general telephone number is (773) 702-8414, and the email address is

Kelly Pollock, Dean of Students: (773) 795-3238
Brett Baker, Associate Dean of Students:, (773) 702-8414, (773) 795-4317
Chaevia Clendinen, Assistant Dean of Students: (773) 834-6026

Resources for International Students
In addition to the Dean of Students staff, the Office of International Affairs is available to international students. In case of an emergency while traveling, students should contact the Dean on Call call 773-834-HELP (4357). 

Library Services
Please visit for the latest Library announcements and information on how to access services and information remotely.

Please install the cVPN client from By using the VPN, your computers are able to access campus-related offerings from the Library and other providers, and the traffic is encrypted between the student’s computer or end-user-device.  A number of on-campus services are available over the VPN, but are inaccessible by other means.

Quick Reference of Remote Learning Resources
General information and learning strategies
Getting set up for online participation
Zoom overview for University of Chicago members, and acquiring a UChicago zoom account

Zoom is an audio and video conferencing platform for instructors, students, and staff to conduct video and audio meetings, classes, and events. Zoom will be integrated with the Canvas site for each course, and Zoom should also be used for virtual meetings with advisors, student collaborators, and many other sessions.

Students do not need to have a Zoom account to participate in classes or meetings. Students are encouraged to claim a University of Chicago Zoom account to facilitate participation and to host gatherings of their own. Follow the link above for more information

Students should NOT use the VPN when participating in Zoom or Canvas sessions.  Zoom and Canvas already employ encrypted communications protocols and have been vetted by UChicago for use without the VPN.  Using the Zoom over the VPN seriously degrades performance for all participants. Please turn off the VPN when using Zoom.

Health and Counseling Services
UChicago Student Wellness 
remains available to students during this period of remote learning and will continue to deliver care throughout the University’s resumption of campus operations.

Emergency Funding
Students who need additional funds for emergencies, or help in addressing significant computing costs of on-line learning, can apply for assistance through a program administered by the University Bursar. More information and the application form are at


Kelly Pollock, Dean of Students
Brett Baker, Associate Dean of Students
Chaevia Clendinen, Assistant Dean for Student Advancement and Diversity