Getting Started - A Guide for New Users
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Welcome to the University of Chicago Community Online. This guide will
introduce you to the main features of your club/group site. Through this
website, you can update your contact information and search for alumni
and club/group members, learn about news and upcoming events, network
with club/group members, and keep up on the latest Alumni Association
events and campus news.
View and update your profile
After signing in, you can view your profile by going to My Account and
clicking the My Profile tab. We encourage you to update your password
from the temporary password you have been assigned to something easier
for you to remember. As a reminder, passwords can be any combination of
letters and numbers, and are case sensitive.
To edit, click Edit Profile and update any outdated information or add
new information. Your changes will apply to all of your directory
listings on the UChicago Community Online, which applies if you are a
member of more than one club/group (for example, you are a member of
both a regional club and a Chicago Affinity Group). Changes will also
appear in the alumni directory, be shared with the University, and be
reflected in the University’s master database.
Community directory – club/group level, alumni directory
Access to view the directory is limited to alumni, students, and
faculty. All members of the club/group will be included in the directory
unless they have opted out via their profile pages.
To view a directory of all the people in your club or affinity group,
click Community Directory. You can search by name, location, school, or
To view the master alumni directory, click on Alumni Directory under UChicago Resources in the main navigation bar.
Upcoming events are featured on the home page. You can also see
upcoming events by clicking on Upcoming Events under Events in the main
navigation bar. For more information on any event, click on the event
On the Upcoming Events page, in addition to event listings, you will see
an event calendar in the right column with event dates highlighted.
Roll over that date for a quick look at the event. Below the calendar,
you see recent past events.
To see more information about the event or purchase tickets, click on
the title or read more. Click iCal to add this event to your personal
calendar. Click tell a friend to email information about this event to a
Networking and Job Information
Your club/group may offer forums allowing club participants to share
information with one another. To find the forums, click on Forums under
Networking in the main navigation bar and you will see a list of topics
under discussion. You can start a new topic or reply to an existing
topic. Please note that at this time, email alerts for forum postings
are not available.
Your club/group may offer job postings submitted by club participants.
To see postings, click on Jobs under Networking in the main navigation
bar. Information on how to apply for the job will be in the job posting.
Clubs and groups offer different ways to find out about volunteer
opportunities. Check the main navigation bar or the left hand column for
volunteer links. You can alert club/group managers to your interest in
volunteering by filling out the Let us know form on the club/group
homepage. Include some information about your volunteer interests and a
club/group leader will get back to you.
You can also alert the University and club/group leaders to your
interests in volunteering by filling out volunteer-related portions of
your profile. Under Preferences, you will find volunteer preferences for
And volunteer preferences for the UChicago Alumni Association:
The University of Chicago offers a wide variety of information and
resources to its alumni to support their lifelong learning and
professional development. To find out more, click UChicago Resources in
the main navigation bar and find what interests you. The University
maintains this information for the clubs so it is always up to date.
This section is a newsfeed from the University news center so you can keep up to date on what’s happening at the University.
Located below UChicago News is a section for important announcements
from the University alumni association. The University maintains this
information for the club.
Let Us Know
Use this form to send a message directly to club managers. Someone will be in touch with you shortly.
It’s our hope that many of the UChicago clubs and groups in which you
are a member will find value in the UChicago Community Online. Given that, we’ve
set up a single sign on process for all of the sites. Once you have
signed in to a club or group site for the first time, your username
(preferred e-mail address) and password will be the same for every other
UChicago Community Online site.
To log in to another site, simply click the sign in button on the upper
left side of a club’s/group’s homepage. Please note: by signing in to a
site, you are effectively “joining” the site, and you will begin
receiving e-mail communications. To leave the group, please alert the
site manager via the “Let Us Know” pod. You can also adjust your e-mail
preferences to unsubscribe to each site’s email communications on the
profile. UChicago Community Online gives community members the
flexibility to opt in or out of communications from specific
For a complete listing of the University’s clubs/groups using UChicago Community Online, please visit uchicagoalumni.org.