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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.

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Meet Your Fellow 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!


The Harris student Slack workspace is a place where you can connect with your fellow Harristas to collaborate, build social connections, and engage with the Harris student community. 

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: Josephine Lando, MPP Class of 2023

    “I’m excited to be part of the Harris community with people from all around the world, learning their cultures, and sharing my own.”

    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 Your Staff

    Get to know the Dean of Students Office and Career Development teams who will support you throughout your time at Harris.

    Dean of Students Office

    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 Dean of Students Office is there for you every step of the way.

    Dean of Students Office Mission and Values

    Career Development Office

    As a student and alumni, the Career Development Team will help you refine your career portfolio, provide professional growth opportunities and prepare you for interviews, negotiation, and effective workplace transitions.

    Meet the Career Development team

    Meet Your 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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    As Students Return to School, New Research Finds “High-Dosage” Tutoring Can Reverse Learning Loss

    A recent study demonstrates individualized, intensive tutoring can triple the amount of math high school students learn each year, increase student grades, and reduce math and non-math course failures.

    Meet Your 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 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.

    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! Download the HarrisHub app in the App Store or Google Play


    Previous Events

    Missed a program?  You can find recordings of previous program here.

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