Alumni Make Lab Stronger Connecting, Volunteering, Giving

Lab is a remarkable community. And your involvement makes us better. As alumni of Lab, you are part of the Schools’ rich history. Our goal is to keep all of you connected to the institution throughout your lives.

You may not know that, if you attended Lab for any length of time, you are already a member of the Lab Alumni Association, the mission of which is to further the welfare of the institution by:

  • Increasing the interest of alumni in the Schools
  • Garnering volunteer and financial support from alumni
  • Providing advice and counsel to the Schools regarding its relationship with its alumni

The Alumni Association primarily through the Alumni Association Executive Board and its committees helps connect Labbies to each other and to the Schools in a number of ways, and works closely with Lab’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development to present meaningful programs and social opportunities for all alumni.

How can you get involved?

  • Alumni Weekend takes place each fall on the Lab campus, and hundreds of graduates and friends return every year.
  • Chicago Regional Events take place in the city and suburbs throughout the year, drawing hundreds of alumni together.
  • Alumni on the Road is a series of events that take place all over the United States, from New York to Los Angeles, to Washington, DC, to San Francisco. Lab sends invitations to everyone within reasonable travel distance of an event location.
  • All alumni can nominate someone for Lab’s Distinguished Alumni or Rising Star Professional Achievement awards, or propose a classmate to be profiled in LabLife magazine.
  • The Young Alumni Thanksgiving events takes place every year in Chicago. Want to host one in your area? We can help.
  • Class Notes are published in LabLife three times a year. You can email your news and updates to alumni@ucls.uchicago.edu or contact your class agent.
  • Stay connected through Lab alumni Facebook and LinkedIn groups and see photos on Flickr.
  • Take advantage of UChicago resources. Because Lab is a part of the University of Chicago, you are not only a member of the Lab alumni community, but you are also a part of the University of Chicago alumni community and eligible for all of their benefits and events. Go to the University of Chicago Alumni and Friends page to learn more.