Graduate Commons Program

Graduate students enjoying an International House program in the vibrant UChicago Quadrangle. 

University events must adhere to all Chicago Department of Public Health and University guidance for in-person gathering at the time of the meeting or event, which may include limited attendance or capacity, face coverings, or require other mitigations for health and safety. These events are currently planned as a mask-optional convenings. Due to ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. We strongly encourage unvaccinated individuals and those preferring to wear masks to do so. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.

Graduate Commons Program

Welcome to the International House Graduate Commons Program. At International House, UChicago graduate students and post-doctoral researchers will find many opportunities to become involved in our dynamic and diverse community. This unique program offers fellowships and internships and sponsors a broad array of activities to help ensure the exceptional diversity of the graduate community connected to International House.

We are committed to making your UChicago experience a truly remarkable one, both in and outside the classroom, by hosting events that spark your intellectual curiosity, challenge your physical being, and make a difference to your community. Programming includes internationally-focused public programs through the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series, weekly Language and Culture Tables, Social Programs, Professional Development opportunities, and Health and Wellness programs.

Learn more about all of the programs and activities we have for graduate students during 2021-2022. 

Take a look at our photo gallery to see past activities from the Graduate Commons Program.