Alumni Benefits

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools are pleased to offer a number of benefits and opportunities to our alumni. Our goals are to: help them stay connected to one another and the Schools; support their learning, growth, and success throughout their lives; and stay informed about Lab and how the Schools are delivering on the Lab mission.

The Schools offer a number of events each year in Chicago and around the United States. These events include large scale gatherings like Alumni Weekend and Reunion festivities to small gatherings in alumni homes.

Alumni Weekend 2017
Celebrates alumni who graduated in a class year ending in 2 or 7. All alumni are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information go to If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact

Annual Young Alumni After Thanksgiving Party
Alumni who will be celebrating their 5th reunion through those celebrating their 25th reunion, are welcomed to join us for drinks and snacks at Lab’s most highly attend single evening alumni event.

Alumni Scholarship Gala in NYC
This spring event, targeting younger alumni, seeks to raise scholarship dollars for Lab students. If you would like to be a part of the planning committee, please contact

Regional dinners and gatherings
These events range from small dinner parties to large cocktail receptions and are planned throughout the year with alumni acting as hosts. If you would like to plan an alumni gathering in your city, please contact

Annual Alumni Donor Thank You Party
Hosted by Smita Shah, ’92, and Renu Mohindra, ’94, this annual event has become known for welcoming alumni donors, at any level, to some of the coolest new rooftop venues in Chicago.

Lab offers several different volunteer opportunities for alumni, who would like to help Lab accomplish its alumni mission. To learn more about opportunities to engage with fellow alumni and support Lab, check out our volunteer page.

There are many different ways in which alumni choose to communicate and connect with one another. Lab is committed to assisting alumni

Lab Alumni Community App
Created in partnership with EverTrue, an industry leader in school networking apps, Lab alumni can utilize the Lab Alumni Community App as a mobile directory, to follow social media, and as a networking app to stay in touch with old friends and make new connections.

This magazine for alumni, parents, and friends, is published three times per year. It offers alumni the opportunity to share their stories and news with classmates through the Lab Notes section. It also features alumni profiles and stories in every issue.

Social Media
Lab shares photos, videos, and updates about the Schools and our alumni via several social media channels. Our Facebook page is the most frequently updated, but you can also follow us on Twitter (@UCLS) and Instagram (@UChicagoLab). For professional networking join our LinkedIn Group, and we post photos on Flickr throughout the year.

University of Chicago Alumni Benefits
As a Lab grad, or active alum even if you did not graduate from U-High, you are considered among the University of Chicago alumni family and are welcomed to be a part of the University of Chicago Alumni Association. This affiliation grants Lab alumni a wealth of the networking, educational, and engagement services beyond those that can be offered by Lab.

Many of the benefits afforded to alumni only require that you attend or request them. However, some of them, like access to online research tools through Regenstein Library, require alumni to register for a CNetID. Check out the full range of alumni benefits on the UChicago Alumni and Friends website and follow the instructions below to unlock the full range of opportunities given to you as a member of the UChicago alumni community.

In order to enjoy the networking, career, and lifelong learning opportunities open to you, you must obtain a CNetID.