Benefits

Perks and Discounts

Your affiliation with the University of Chicago provides you with access to a variety of added benefits that are associated with working for an established employer, along with the resources of one of the world's top universities.

You may be eligible for discounts on the purchase of goods and services from cell phones to sporting events to mortgages. You can also access museums, theater, the library, and more.

In addition to offering University staff members competitive health, dental, and retirement benefits, the University and local businesses offer additional perks and discounts to staff members to enhance work and life experiences and to demonstrate University of Chicago's commitment to being an employer of choice.

Arts & Entertainment

The University of Chicago and the surrounding communities have a rich arts-infused culture that faculty, staff and students can take advantage of to enrich their experience. Faculty, staff and students are able to take advantage of membership benefits offered by the Smart Museum, Oriental Institute, Renaissance Society, and Hyde Park Art Center. Also, Court Theater offers discounts on performance tickets to University faculty, staff and students. Film lovers can take advantage of the on-campus movie theater, Doc Films. Music enthusiasts may enjoy The University of Chicago Presents' Classic Concert Series offered every academic year. Visit the University events calendar for public programs in partnership with other organizations. 

Getting Around - Transportation & Parking

The University of Chicago offers several local transportation options for faculty, staff and students. CTA routes #170, #171, and #172 serve the campus and surrounding neighborhoods. Students, staff, and faculty may show their Chicago Cards to ride the CTA routes free of charge. View a composite map of all three campus bus routes. UChicaGO shuttles and evening buses, operated by the University around campus, are also available to faculty and staff.

The University has also partnered with other businesses to provide discounts on transportation options. ZipCar offers discounts to University faculty and staff. You can have access to Zipcars parked all over the city 24/7! Go Airport Express offers discounts to faculty and staff, call 1-800-284-3824 for information. Passport pictures and CTA bus cards can also be purchased in the the ID & Privileges Office.

The Qualified Transportation Benefit allows employees to pay for parking fees and public transit expenses with pre-tax dollars through payroll deductions.

Health & Wellness

Many faculty and staff take advantage of the campus health facilities before and after work, as well as during lunch time. Ratner and Henry Crown Fitness Centers offer discounts to University faculty and staff.

Bicyclists can also take advantage of the bike share program with Recycles.

General

As part of the Employee Assistance Program through Perspectives Ltd., faculty and staff have access to discounts on a variety of services.

The University of Chicago Medical Center Concierge Service provides employees discounts on a variety of services, 773.702.5757.

As one of the largest academic research libraries in the United States, the University of Chicago Library is a highly valued partner in research and special collections. University of Chicago faculty and staff can use their Chicago Card to borrow books and other materials such as journals and reserve items. View the University of Chicago Library borrowing policies for faculty and staff.

Facilities

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for membership with the Quadrangle Club,a private club on campus that offers dining and cater services, guest rooms, clay tennis courts. Members of the Quadrangle Club also enjoy social member events and reciprocal privileges with clubs in the Chicagoland area and around the world.

Faculty and staff members getting married can have their ceremony in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel or Bond Chapel.

Financial

There are two financial institutions centrally located on campus: Citibank and Maroon Financial Credit Union.

Residential Properties provides services to faculty and staff seeking assistance in renting or purchasing a residence.

The Employer-Assisted Housing Program, offers financial assistance opportunities to homebuyers and renters.  Down payment assistance is provided in the form of a five-year forgivable loan.  Rental assistance is offered as a reimbursement program.  For more details:

View the brochure:  http://uchic.ag/eahp

Review Frequently Asked Questions: http://uchic.ag/eahp_faq

Contact the Loan Specialist: (773) 753-0862

Safety & Security

University of Chicago Police Department offers services, such as Umbrella Coverage and House Watch, to faculty and staff in their service area.

Technology

AT&T, through IT Services, offers employee discounts on rate plans for personal cell phones.

The IT Services Solution Center offers employee discounts on computer hardware and software purchases.