Moving brings added consideration when two people are involved.

Because we realize that the decision to relocate affects all family members, UChicago and Harris provide several options to support the needs of spouses and partners of our students.

Information for Spouses and Partners

Employment is often a primary concern. If your spouse or partner is interested in working at the University of Chicago, scores of University jobs are available.

The Office of International Affairs offers resources for partners and spouses of international students, including visa support and an international partners and spouses group.

Moving Your Family

The UChicagoGRAD Office has many family resources, including a drop-in Family Resource Center (FRC). The FRC provides a welcoming space where families from the University community can access resources, information, and supportive programming and services. Doctoral students may apply for a need-based childcare stipend through the FRC. The center is free and open to University-affiliated families.

The FRC also provides a handbook with more information on schools, daycare co-ops, and more. There are also a number of public and private schools in Hyde Park, including the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools as well as charter schools. If you plan to enroll your child in the local Chicago Public Schools (CPS), be aware that where you live will typically determine which school your child will be eligible to attend, and that enrollment takes place over the summer.

UChicago offers need-based, annual child care stipends in the amount of $2,000 (disbursed quarterly in $500 increments) to eligible PhD student applicants.

In addition, Harris Families is a new Harris student organization that seeks to provide support for spouses and your family.

Learn more about the PhD Child Care Stipends


Estela Garcia Rosello

Admissions Blog Post

Estela Garcia Rosello on Moving to Chicago

Estela Garcia Rosello, the wife of a Harris student, writes about her experience moving to Chicago from Mexico City.