Connect with Harris and join our community!

Congratulations and welcome to the Harris community!

As the school year approaches, we want to make it easy for you to connect with people at Harris and get to know the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

Explore this page to connect with Harris students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Attend virtual events and download UChicago Zoom backgrounds and social media graphics.

On this page:

Meet our Students

As a Harris student, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a vibrant culture, one that extends from Harris Public Policy to the wider University of Chicago.


Join the Admitted Students Facebook Group and get connected with other incoming Harris students virtually!

Student Organizations

Most students join at least one of the more than 30 Harris student organizations. Student organizations are a great way to make connections, put policy into practice, and develop your leadership skills.

HarrisHub is home to all our student organizations. Download the HarrisHub app in the App Store or Google Play.

Student Profiles

Get to know the stories of incoming and current Harris students and recent Harris alumni.

Read our short student profiles.

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    Student profile

    Student Profile: Jiuzhi (Simon) Zhang, MPP Class of 2022

    “Being able to tie in my mathematical background to policies I care about was a dream come true.”

    Hear from recent Harris alumni about the benefits of studying at Harris and what good policy means to them.

    Explore our playlist of student profiles:

    Meet our Staff

    Get to know the Student Affairs and Career Development teams who will support you throughout your time at Harris.

    At Harris, you're not only a student, you're a full person. Finding the right courses to get where you need to be, preparing for a job interview, and so much more — our dedicated Academic & Student Affairs team is there for you every step of the way.

    Meet our Faculty

    Faculty at Harris challenge each other as well as the status quo, testing new methodologies and driving solutions through their innovative research.

    Explore our playlist of faculty interviews and lectures:

    Faculty Impact

    With the University of Chicago's strong commitment to free and open inquiry, our faculty take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans education to energy, conflict to politics. In an environment of innovation and risk taking, Harris' world-leading policy scholars guide students toward positive social impact.

    Explore our faculty impact page.

    Policy Experts

    Coming from diverse sectors, ideologies, and backgrounds, Harris faculty investigate the world’s most complex challenges and determine how policy can solve them. 

    Browse Harris faculty & experts by policy topic.

    Explore the top reading recommendations from Harris faculty.

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    The COVID-19 Effect — Dividing The Country By Income, Race, And Gender

    New University of Chicago research of households shows COVID-19 threatens to worsen inequality.

    Meet our Alumni

    Our outstanding alumni are driven to tackle society's toughest problems with innovative, data-driven solutions. Join a community driven by evidence and empowered for change.

    Explore our playlist of interviews with recent Harris alumni:

    Career Outcomes

    Our alumni bring a range of in-demand skills to tackle complex issues and make a positive difference in the world across all sectors.

    Explore the 2020 Career Outcomes Report.

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    Alumni profile

    Q&A with Alumni: Cosette Hampton, MPP ’19, and Deepon Bhaumik, MACRM’18

    Coming from distinct backgrounds, these two alumni talk about their experiences at the College and Harris, and where they are now.

    Digital Swag

    Download virtual backgrounds and social media assets to show you're #InAtHarris!

    Zoom Backgrounds

    Explore our library of Zoom backgrounds, stored in a Box Drive folder. 

    Multiple images of sample virtual backgrounds for download


    Social Media Designs


    Explore our library of Facebook designs, stored in a Box Drive folder. 

    Multiple images of sample virtual backgrounds for download



    Explore our library of Twitter designs, stored in a Box Drive folder. 

    Multiple images of sample virtual backgrounds for download



    Explore our library of Instagram designs, stored in a Box Drive folder. 

    Multiple images of sample virtual backgrounds for download



    Explore our library of LinkedIn designs, stored in a Box Drive folder. 

    Virtual Backgrounds


    Upcoming Events

    From speaker panels, to receptions and happy hours, HarrisHub lists all the programs happening throughout Harris on any given day. 

    Visit HarrisHub to find all the upcoming sessions where you can engage with students, faculty, and staff!

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