Graduate Commons Program 2023-2024

[GRAD] Summer Mixer

TUES., JUN. 11, 2024

The International House Summer Grad Mixer is back! Come meet fellow grad students over light dinner every other Tuesday!

[GRAD] Disc Golf

SAT., JUN. 4, 2024

Join your fellow grad students for an afternoon of disc golf!

Disc Golf poster. June 4, 2024

[GRAD] Bouldering

SAT., MAY 25, 2024

Join fellow graduate students at International House for a fun day of Bouldering! No experience necessary and gear will be provided!

[GRAD] Salsa Night

THU., MAY 23, 2024

Join fellow graduate students at International House for the last Salsa Night of the year! Come dance the academic year away!

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

MON., MAY 6, 2024

Join us for Rainbow Passport! During this session, we will reflect on our lived realities as LGBTQ students at UChicago.

[GRAD] Cinco de Mayo Bike Tour

SUN., MAY 5, 2024

Join us for the Cinco de Mayo Bike Tour! We will kick off from International House at 10:30 AM and pedal our way through vibrant streets to Pilsen, where you'll catch the lively parade in all its colorful glory.

[GRAD] A Man Called Ove

THU., MAY. 2, 2024

Join us for the last book club of Spring Quarter, where we will discuss the captivating novel, A Man Called Ove!

[GRAD] Run N’ Brunch

SAT., APR. 27, 2024

Whether you're a beginner or a big-time mega-marathoner, come run. Run from your homework. Run from your deadlines. Come run for fun!

[GRAD] Spring Flower Show

SAT., APR. 27, 2024

Enjoy spring with us at the Spring Flower Show at Garfield Park Conservatory. A stunning display of colorful blooms!

[GRAD] Global Village

WED., APR. 24, 2024

Join the Booth School of Business and International House for an evening celebrating our global community. GBC and International House are excited to bring you Global Village! We will celebrate our rich cultural diversity and engage with peers from other UChicago graduate programs. Showcasing culture through food, drinks, music, and more, it will be a night to remember!

[GRAD] Bouldering

FRI., APR. 12, 2024

Join the Grad Commons Programs for a fun day of Bouldering at First Ascent Block 37!

[GRAD] Rainbow Mixer

THURS., APR. 11, 2024

Join fellow grad students at International House for an evening of food, drinks, and great company as we celebrate our vibrant community! All are welcome!

[GRAD] Language Tables meets International Game Night

WED., APR. 10, 2024

Join International House for a fun night of language exchange and games from all over the world! Participants will be able to play and share games and culture while developing their language skills.

[GRAD] Lyric Opera: Aida

MON., APR. 1, 2024

Join us for a night at the Opera! Come watch AIDA at the Lyric Opera House of Chicago.

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

MON., APR. 1, 2024
Join us for Rainbow Passport! During this session, we will discuss and challenge traditional femininity and masculinity.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., MAR. 30, 2024

Whether you're a beginner or a big-time mega-marathoner, come run. Run from your homework. Run from your deadlines. Come run for fun!

[GRAD] Fortune Telling Mixer

WED., MAR. 27, 2024

Join the International House Graduate Commons Program for a captivating and interactive gathering designed to offer attendees an insightful journey into the world of mysticism and connection.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., MAR. 23, 2024

Whether you're a beginner or a big-time mega-marathoner, come run. Run from your homework. Run from your deadlines. Come run for fun!

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

MON., MAR. 18, 2024

Join us for our first Rainbow Passport event of Spring Quarter. During this session, we will discuss and challenge traditional femininity and masculinity.

[GRAD] Robie House Tour

MON., MAR. 4, 2024

Come experience Frank Lloyd Wright's vivid architecture from our own backyard! Join us for a fun and interactive tour of the Frederick C. Robie House, one of Wright's famous buildings.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., MAR. 2, 2024

What better way to stay warm than with a run followed by brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant? Join us for our last run (or jog) of the quarter this weekend, and hang out with friends! All paces are welcome. 

[GRAD] Disc Golf

FRI., MAR. 1, 2024

Join your fellow grad students for an afternoon of disc golf! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Jackson Park and learn how to play disc golf along the way.

[GRAD] Winter Crafternoon

WED., FEB. 28, 2024

Join International House and get crafty with some macrame arts and embroidery!

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., FEB. 24, 2024

What better way to stay warm than with a run followed by brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant? Join us for a run (or jog) this weekend, and hang out with friends! All paces are welcome.

[GRAD] Salsa Class

THU., FEB. 22, 2024

Join us for an exciting and energetic salsa class!

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

TUE., FEB. 20, 2024

Calling queer international students looking to build community and explore cultural experiences with queerness! Join us for a light dinner and conversation exploring what suits us best: monogamy and polyamory. All are welcome, allies and folks in the process of coming to terms with their sexual orientation and/or gender/identity.

[GRAD] Carnaval

MON., FEB. 19, 2024

International House and Latin American Matter invite you to celebrate Carnaval! Join the festivities and immerse yourself in cultural richness and unbridled joy as we get together with music, dancing, food, and more.

[GRAD] Valentine’s Day Super Mixer

WED., FEB. 14, 2024

Come join us at International House for our Valentine's Day Super Mixer, a fun night with music, games, food, and drinks. Why's it called a Super Mixer??? You'll have to attend to find out!

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., FEB. 10, 2024

What better way to stay warm than with a run followed by brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant? Join us for a run (or jog) this weekend, and hang out with friends! All paces are welcome.

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

MON., FEB. 5, 2024

Calling queer international students looking to build community and explore cultural experiences with queerness! Join us for a light dinner and conversation exploring what suits us best: monogamy and polyamory. All are welcome, allies and folks in the process of coming to terms with their sexual orientation and/or gender/identity.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., FEB. 3, 2024

What better way to stay warm than with a run followed by brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant? Join us for a run (or jog) this weekend, and hang out with friends! All paces are welcome.

[GRAD] International House Study Club

TUE., JAN. 30, 2024

With midterms ramping up, spend a happy afternoon studying, snacking, and collaborating with fellow UChicago graduate students!

[GRAD] Language Tables Meets International Game Night

MON., JAN. 29, 2024

Join us for this special edition of Language Tables and International Game Night! Participants will be able to play and share games from all over the world, while developing their language skills.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., JAN. 27, 2024

What better way to stay warm than with a run followed by brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant? Join us for our first run (or jog) of this Winter Quarter. All paces are welcome!

[GRAD] Book Club: Gone Girl

WED., JAN. 24, 2024

Looking to cozy up with a good book? Join us for Book Club as we discuss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This New York Times Best Seller is a crime thriller filled with suspense and plot twists as you uncover whether Nick Dune is really responsible for his wife's disappearance. 

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

TUE., JAN. 23, 2024

Calling queer international students looking to build community and explore cultural 
experiences with queerness! Join us for a light dinner and conversation surrounding how dating culture varies in different countries. All are welcome, allies and folks in the process of coming to terms with their sexual orientation and/or gender/identity.

[GRAD] Crocheting Crafternoon

TUE., JAN. 23, 2024

Join International House for a cozy and creative afternoon of crocheting, where you can unwind, learn new stitches, and make beautiful crafts together!

[GRAD] Ice-Skating on the Midway

SAT., JAN. 21, 2024

Put your best gloves on and brave through the Chicago winter to join us for an afternoon of arguably the best winter sport: ice-skating. We'll meet in front of the International House and walk over to the Midway Plaisance ice-skating rink where we will rent our ice-skates and get on the ice! All ability levels welcome!

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., JAN. 20, 2023

What better way to stay warm than with a run followed by brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant? Join us for a run (or jog) this weekend, and hang out with friends! All paces are welcome

[GRAD] Salsa Class

THU., JAN. 18, 2024

Join us for an exciting and energetic salsa class!

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., JAN. 13, 2024

What better way to stay warm than with a run followed by brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant? Join us for our first run (or jog) of this Winter Quarter. All paces are welcome!

[GRAD] Book Club: Gilead

WED., JAN. 10, 2024

Join us for the first Book Club of Winter Quarter as we discuss Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.

[GRAD] Winter Grad Mixer

TUE., JAN. 9, 2024

Join other graduate students for "Winter Grad Mixer" to celebrate the beginning of the new year and winter quarter with food, drinks, music, and social networking.

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

MON., JAN. 8, 2024

Are you a queer international student looking to build community? Come together, make new friends, and enjoy some light eats at International House’s Rainbow Passport.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., JAN. 6, 2024

What better way to stay warm than with a run followed by brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant? Join us for our first run (or jog) of this Winter Quarter. All paces are welcome!

[GRAD] MSI Christmas Around the World

SUN., DEC. 17, 2023

Join International House as we embrace the Christmas spirit and visit the four-story Christmas tree at the Museum of Science & Industry!

[GRAD] The Nutcracker

FRI., DEC. 15, 2023

Join International House for an evening of Christmas magic with the Nutcracker ballet at the beautiful Lyric Opera of Chicago!

[GRAD] Zoolights

MON., DEC. 11, 2023

Join the Graduate Commons Programs for a group tour of the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights.

[GRAD] Polar Express

SAT., DEC. 9, 2023

Join the Graduate Commons Programs for I-House's Polar Express! Hop on a for a group outing to Chicago's famous winter attractions, including the Christkindlmarket at Daley Place and Winter Fireworks at Navy Pier.

[GRAD] International House Study Club

TUE., DEC 5, 2023

Fear not the solitude of an afternoon spent in diligent scrawling, for within these walls, every pen stroke resonates with the heartbeat of shared intellectual endeavors! i.e., spend a happy afternoon studying, snacking, and collaborating with fellow UChicago graduate students!

[GRAD] Career Development Program – Consulting

MON., DEC 4, 2023

Are you curious about management consulting? Would you like to learn more about transitioning to consulting from academia? Come talk to your peers who recently went through the recruiting cycle and who successfully secured offers from top consulting companies, McKinsey, BCG, and Bain & Company.

[GRAD] Kenwood Mansions Christmas Lights Tour

SAT., DEC. 2, 2023

Join International House and fellow grad students for this Christmas Lights Tour. Unwind from studying as we walk through the historic Kenwood neighborhood strolling past the homes of Muhammad Ali, the Obamas and more!

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., DEC. 2, 2023

Join us for one of our last runs of the calendar year! Enjoy a jog around Hyde Park as we welcome winter and have a cozy brunch at a local spot after. All paces welcomed! 

[GRAD] The Lion in Winter @ Court Theater

FRI., DEC. 1, 2023

Join us for The Lion in the Winter at Court Theater, a riveting history play about family, rivalry, and power in Medieval England, by James Goldman and directed by Resident Artist Ron O.J. Parson!

[GRAD] Book Club: Hello Beautiful

WED., NOV. 29, 2023

Join us for a fun time discussing and sharing our experience reading the award winning novel “Hello Beautiful” by Ann Napolitano!

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

MON., NOV. 27, 2023

Are you a queer international student looking to build community? Come together, make new friends, and enjoy some light eats at International House’s Rainbow Passport.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., NOV. 18, 2023

Enjoy the last bit of leaves changing with a run (or jog) with Grad Commons! Get to know the I-House Community during our weekly run—all paces are welcome.

[GRAD] Book Club: Divergent

THU., NOV. 16, 2023

Join us for the GRAD Book Club where we'll dive into the award-winning novel, Divergent!

[GRAD] LAMsgiving

WED., NOV. 15, 2023

Join us as we come together to celebrate Thanksgiving and reflect on what brings us together! We will have foods from Latin America and The U.S., great company and much more!

[GRAD] Smart Museum Visit

WED., NOV. 15, 2023

Join Grad Commons as we explore the Smart Museum located here on our own beautiful campus!

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

TUE., NOV. 14, 2023

Are you a queer international student looking to build community? Come together, make new friends, and enjoy some light eats at International House's Rainbow Passport. 

[GRAD] Yoga Class

TUE., NOV. 14, 2023

 Whether you need to take a deep breath or stretch the stress away, join us for a yoga session at International House.

[GRAD] Diwali

MON., NOV. 13, 2023

Join I-House in celebrating the Festival of Lights! Join us for food, music and more!

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., NOV 11, 2023

Want to run while the weather is still decent and there are still a few leaves left on the trees? Join us on our weekly run—all paces are welcome. Following the run, brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant will be provided!

Language Tables Meets International Game Night

THU., NOV. 9, 2023

Please join us for this special edition of Language Tables and International Game Night! Participants will be able to play and share games from all over the world, while developing their language skills.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., NOV 4, 2023

Need to run away from mid-term stress? Join us on our weekly run—all paces are welcome. Following the run, brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant will be provided!

We will meet in front of International House before we head off on our run/jog.

[GRAD] Rainbow Passport

MON., OCT. 30, 2023

Join the Graduate Commons Program as we kickoff our first Rainbow Passport meeting of the quarter. Come together, make new friends, and enjoy some food! All are welcome to attend.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., OCT. 28, 2023

Enjoy the leaves changing with a run (or jog) with Grad Commons! Get to know the I-House Community during our weekly run—all paces are welcome. Following the run, brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant will be provided!

[GRAD] Language Tables

THU., OCT. 26, 2023

Do you want to practice or learn a new language? Look no further! Join other graduate students at these informal gatherings as you get a chance to network while developing your language skills! All levels are welcome.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

SAT., OCT. 21, 2023

Start the autumn quarter with a run (or jog)! Get to know the I-House Community during our weekly run—all paces are welcome. Following the run, brunch at a Hyde Park restaurant will be provided!

[GRAD] Language Tables

THU., OCT. 12, 2023

Do you want to practice or learn a new language? Look no further! Join other graduate students at these informal gatherings as you get a chance to network while developing your language skills! All levels are welcome.

Language tables poster

[GRAD] Chicago Marathon

SUN., OCT. 08, 2023

Let us know if you’re a graduate student running in the Chicago Marathon or if you’d like to join us as we cheer runners on!

Chicago Marathon poster

[GRAD] Back-To-School Carnival

WED., OCT. 04, 2023

Let's kick off the new Graduate Commons Program season as we gather to welcome a new academic year. Come together with us at an exhilarating carnival-inspired spectacle, and mingle with other graduate students with drinks, games, and snacks provided.

Carnival poster

[GRAD] River Kayaking

SAT., AUG. 19, 2023

Join I-House and fellow graduate students kayaking in the Chicago river and enjoy the last bit of summer!

[GRAD] Show me Chicago: Oak Park

SAT., AUG. 12, 2023

Join the I-House for a guided tour to Prairie School maestro Frank Lloyd Wright's home & studio and explore his legacy in Oak Park.

[GRAD] The Summer Liga

MON., AUG 7, 2023

Join I-House and fellow graduate students for a fun sports day on the Campus South Field!

[GRAD] Salsa Night

THU., AUG 3, 2023

Join I-House's Salsa Night and dance the night away at Alhambra Palace!

[GRAD] An I-House Visit to Randolph St. Market

SUN., JUL 30, 2023

Join us on a trip to one of the country's best European-style flea markets. There, you'll find art, antiques, vintage & indie designer fashion, jewelry, good food, live music, and more!

[GRAD] Summer Screenings – Our Midnight

WED., JUL. 26, 2023

Summer Screenings is Cinema/Chicago’s annual free film series that casts a spotlight on a different country’s national cinema each week all summer.

[GRAD] Chicago 77 – Rogers Park

SAT., JUL. 22, 2023

Step into the heart of Chicago's rich cultural tapestry with the captivating Chicago 77 Series. Embark on an immersive walking tour as we shine a radiant spotlight on Rogers Park, the pioneer among Chicago's illustrious 77 community areas. This week's neighborhood is Rogers Park, the first of Chicago's 77 community areas. We will walk across Rogers Park, talk and learn about the history of it together.

[GRAD] Run ‘N’ Brunch

Every Saturday starting JUN. 10, 2023

Join the Graduate Commons Program for our Run 'N' Brunch series. Starting June 10 and lasting throughout the Summer Quarter, come run with us. Following the run, we will have brunch together!

[GRAD] Taste of Chicago Series – Pullman Park

SAT., JUL 15, 2023

Join us in beautiful Pullman Park for a wide array of local food from more than 20 Chicago food vendors along with music and dancing throughout the day. We will meet at noon and go to the historic Pullman neighborhood via the Metra Electric.

[GRAD] Urban Trek: Chicago North Shore

MON., JUL 10, 2023

Get ready to embrace the summer vibes in style! Slip into your trendiest summer outfit, put on those comfortable sneakers, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure through the captivating North Shore of Chicago.

[GRAD] Summer Mixers 2023

EVERY TUESDAY AT 5:30 PM, STARTING ON JUNE 06, 2023

Join us at International House with other fellow graduate students for a weekly summer gathering!

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