Graduate Student Quick Start Guide

After Admission

Create a CNet ID
Create your CNET ID and password. If you are a former student or an alumnus of the University, you can reclaim your CNET ID at the same site.

Check your email
Check your University of Chicago email account. You are responsible for reading all University correspondence.

Set up your UChicago account
Check your current courses, mailing and billing addresses, grades, and more in your myUChicago account.

Read student policies
Familiarize yourself with publications and policies that govern your student life.

Subscribe to cAlert
Subscribe to the cAlert system so that the University can quickly contact you in the event of an emergency.

Request accommodations
Request disability accommodations (if needed).

Browse Student Resources
Browse the Graham School's student resource page for student-life related resources.

Send Official Transcripts
If you applied with unofficial transcripts, have your institution/s send us official transcripts on or before the second week of the quarter. Registered students who do not have official transcripts on file by the end of the second week, will have their course registrations withdrawn.

Comply with Immunization Requirement
The State of Illinois requires all students to provide proof of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccination.

After Registration

For All Students

Obtain Student ID
Obtain your Student ID Card at the Identification and Privileges Office at the Regenstein Library.

Check your courses
Make sure your courses are correct in your My UChicago account.

For Graduate Student-at-Large (non-business), Returning Scholar, Urban Teachers Education Programs Students

Apply or waive student health insurance
Apply for or waive student health insurance by Friday of the fourth week of your first quarter of registration or be automatically enrolled in and billed for basic coverage. *GSAL/RS students who purchase student health insurance AND enroll in classes during Spring Quarter will automatically have their coverage extended through the summer. In order to decline summer coverage, students must petition to waive the insurance by 7th week of spring quarter. Read through the Health Insurance Help Sheet.

Order your insurance card
If you have elected health insurance it is important to order your insurance card to carry with you in case of emergencies. Log in to My Account and pick the ID card link to see a digital version. You can request a physical card from My Account as well.