Graduate Commons Program

In light of communication from the University about COVID-19, International House is providing virtual, in-person, and hybrid programming for our graduate students. Convenings are open to all invitees regardless of vaccination status and, because of 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. 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. We are complying with all University guidelines on the Go Forward website and, at this time, masks are required to be worn by unvaccinated and vaccinated attendees inside International House. 

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.