Whether you're a Chicago native or you just moved to the region, you are part of a network of more than 1,800 alumni in the area. Although we can't move Rush Rhees Library or Eastman Theatre across the country, our network of alumni, parents, students, and friends is dedicated to bringing the spirit of Meliora and UR pride to you, where you live, work, and play. Come out and join us at an event, connect with us on Facebookvolunteerand help make the Chicago Network ever better.


Upcoming Events in Chicago

Global Day of Service 2019: Chicago Scholars

Date: 10/2/2019 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Location: Chicago, IL

Solving the “Wicked Problems” of the Brain: An Evening with John Foxe

Date: 10/22/2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Location: Chicago, IL

Fall Happy Hour at Replay Lincoln Park

Date: 10/28/2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Location:  Chicago, IL

Chicago celebration to welcome President Mangelsdorf

Date: 4/23/2020 Location: Chicago, IL

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Find your regional network and connect with other alumni, parents, and friends in the area and keep up with the latest news and information.


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Chicago Network Leadership Co-Chairs

Eric Weissmann '10

Suzanne Sawada '73

Chicago Network Leadership Cabinet

Mark Goldstein ’78

Brittany Hopkins ’14

Brady Miller ’03E

Elizabeth Schneider P’20

Hugo Sonnenschein ’61

Elizabeth Sonnenschein ’61, ’62N

Susan Tang ’02E, '04E (MM)

Javaree Walker ’12S (MS), '15S (MBA)

Cassidy Welter ’14

Luis Zamudio '15

Staff Contact


Cecelia Gotham
(585) 276-4556