Physics Recruitment

Prospective student on-campus visits

Prospective students single in-person visits

If you have been invited by one of our faculty members to visit the UChicago Campus after the virtual Open House held on March 4, please read carefully the guidelines below before arranging for your visit.

  • Be aware of the University’s COVID-19 guidance for Campus Visitors;
  • Make sure to agree on a date for the visit that works both for you and for the your main contact among our faculty i.e. the professor that invited you that will serve as host during your visit;
  • If during your visit you are interested to meet other faculty members please contact them separately by email to check about their availability. Keep your host informed about your final list of meetings.


UChicago Physics will reimburse up to $500 in travel and lodging for visits before April 15, 2022. Please note that we will only reimburse the most economical method of travel. This usually consists of economy flights; however, sometimes alternate methods of travel are requested, such as renting a car or train. Reimbursement may take up to three weeks and it will arrive in a form of a check to your mailing address.

To initiate the procedure:

  • Download the UChicago Physics Reimbursement Form.
  • Fill the first section of the form with your contact informations. Make sure that the mailing address is correct since the check will be mailed to you;
  • Fill the second section of the form with the list of expenses for which you ask reimbursement (date, short explanation, dollar amount);
  • Prepare a one PDF of all your receipts combined and saved as “Your_Name Receipts”
  • Send both files by email to Putri (;

Flying to Chicago

If you choose to fly to Chicago for your visit, there are two major commercial airports in the Chicago area: O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport.

  • Midway International Airport about 8 miles west from UChicago Hyde Park Campus.
  • O’Hare International Airport about 30 miles north west from UChicago Hyde Park Campus.

Please visit this page to collect informations on how to reach the UChicago Campus from both airports.

Lodging Suggestions

The UChicago Hyde Park Campus is located in the south of downtown. Please find below a list of recommended lodging solutions. Some of them are in the Hyde Park neighbourhood, some are in Chicago downtown. Please visit this website for more details.

The Quadrangle Club
1155 East 57th Street

The Study at the University of Chicago
1227 East 60th Street

Club Quarters – Central Loop
(~8 miles north of UChicago Hyde Park Campus)
111 West Adams Street

Club Quarters – Wacker at Michigan
(~8 miles north of UChicago Hyde Park Campus)
75 East Wacker Drive

Comfort Suites – Chicago
(~8 miles north of UChicago Hyde Park Campus)
320 North Michigan Avenue

Intercontinental Chicago
(~8 miles north of UChicago Hyde Park Campus)
505 North Michigan Avenue

Omni Chicago
(~8 miles north of UChicago Hyde Park Campus)
676 north Michigan Avenue

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