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Immunization Deadline For Incoming Students

July 18, 2024

Submit proof of your immunizations in compliance with the University and State of IL requirements by Friday, October 25, 2024. More information can be found on the immunizations website.

Student Wellness Closure- Labor Day

January 3, 2024

The Student Wellness Center will be closed for regularly scheduled visits on Friday, August 30th  from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and on Monday, September 2nd due to the Labor Day holiday. Student Wellness will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd at 8 a.m. 

Student Wellness Open House

January 3, 2024

The Student Wellness Open House will take place on Tuesday, September 24th from 3:00PM-5:00PM. More details will follow. 


Student Wellness Holiday Hours

November 16, 2023

Click here for more information about Student Wellness holiday hours.

Student Wellness International Open House

September 7, 2023

Join Student Wellness on Monday, September 11th from 1:00-3:00pm to meet staff and learn about our services.

Student Wellness closure on September 14th

September 7, 2023

Click here for more information on Student Wellness reduced hours on Thursday, September 14th. 

Student Wellness Open House

September 7, 2023

We invite students and their families to the Student Wellness Open House on Tuesday, September 19th from 4:00-6:00pm to learn about our services.

Student Wellness Closed for Labor Day

August 28, 2023

Student Wellness will have shortened hours on September 1 and will be closed all day September 4.

Student Wellness Closed for July 4

July 3, 2023

Student Wellness will be closed on July 4.

Student Wellness Closed for Juneteenth

June 16, 2023

Student Wellness will have shortened hours on June 16 and will be closed all day June 19.

Student Wellness Closure on June 14

June 14, 2023

The Student Wellness Center will be closed starting at 12pm on Wednesday, June 14 and reopen on Thursday, June 15 at 8am.

Student Wellness Closure on June 8

June 8, 2023

The Student Wellness Center will be closed starting at 12pm on Thursday, June 8 and reopen on Friday, June 9.

Student Wellness Closed for Memorial Day

May 18, 2023

Student Wellness will have shortened hours on May 26 and will be closed all day May 29.

COVID-19 Updates (March 2023)

March 23, 2023

Katie Callow-Wright, Executive Vice President of the University, provided an update on COVID-19 measures and guidelines on campus.

Student Wellness Closed for Holiday

January 11, 2023

Student Wellness will have shortened hours on January 13 and will be closed all day January 16.


Inclement Weather Forecast

December 21, 2022

Click here for more information about Student Wellness availability during inclement weather.

Holiday Hours for Student Wellness

December 13, 2022

Student Wellness will be open during Winter Recess (December 27-30) with reduced staffing available for urgent/non-routine medical and counseling appointments.

UChicago Student Wellness, Human Resources Offering Free Flu Shots to Campus Community

September 27, 2022

Free flu shots are available to faculty, other academic appointees, staff and students with a University ID. 

UChicago Student Wellness Closed September 8

September 6, 2022

Click here for more information about the closure of UChicago Student Wellness on September 8.

UChicago Student Wellness Labor Day Hours

August 29, 2022

Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellnes Labor Day hours.

Monkeypox Awareness and Precautions

August 24, 2022

The University announced precautions around monkeypox, including information on testing, isolation housing, contact tracing, and vaccination.

Chicago Department of Public Health and Partners Offer Monkeypox Vaccinations August 13 and 14

August 11, 2022

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that MPV (monkeypox) JYNNEOS vaccines will be available, by appointment, at several clinics across the city.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Update for 2022-23 Academic Year

July 27, 2022

Provost Ka Yee C. Lee and Executive Vice President of the University and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President Katie Callow-Wright provided an update on the University’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for the 2022-2023 academic year.

UChicago Student Wellness July 4th Hours

June 30, 2022

Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness July 4th hours.

Statement Regarding Reproductive Services

June 24, 2022

The University has issued a statement concerning the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, which holds that abortion is not a right protected by the United States Constitution.  Along with our colleagues at UChicago Medicine, UChicago Student Wellness remains committed to providing students with care and consultation regarding a range of reproductive health options.  We encourage students to reach out to their providers with questions or concerns. Our counseling staff also remains available to help students address a range of concerns.

UChicago Student Wellness June Hours

June 1, 2022

Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness June hours.

New Teletherapy Option for Students

March 15, 2022

Eligible UChicago students now have access to TimelyCare, a leading telehealth company specializing in serving the needs of university students through its network of licensed providers. TimelyCare offers on-demand and scheduled mental health services—all available virtually—to enhance students’ access to support. TimelyCare is designed to complement the in-person and virtual services that are offered through UChicago Student Wellness.

Stuart Hall Symptomatic Testing Site Closing

February 17, 2022

Due to greatly decreased demand for symptomatic testing among members of the University community and increased capacity to access testing at other facilities, the University has closed its symptomatic testing location in the Stuart Hall location.

Resumption of the Voluntary Testing Program

February 17, 2022

The Voluntary Testing Program, which was paused to accommodate increased demand for symptomatic and exposure testing, and mandatory testing of residence in on-campus housing, resumed on Monday, February 14.

COVID-19 Testing Programs at the University

January 12, 2022

On January 13, the University will open a testing location in Stuart Hall that will be the exclusive campus location for symptomatic testing. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should not go to the Walker or Gleacher sites for testing.

UChicago Student Wellness Offering COVID Booster Vaccines

January 6, 2022

UChicago Student Wellness has added a limited number of COVID-19 booster vaccine appointments for students. All appointments must be made online via the my.WellnessPortal.

How to Get a COVID Test on Campus

January 3, 2022

Students may schedule a COVID test through the my.WellnessPortal. Due to high call volumes, please do not call Student Wellness to schedule a test. 


Updates on COVID-19 Booster Requirement

December 30, 2021

As announced on December 20, 2021, the University is requiring every student to receive a COVID-19 booster shot once they are eligible, unless they have an approved exemption. Click here for resources that will be helpful in answering the most common questions.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

December 22, 2021

The University encourages everyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. You can find an authorized provider on vaccines.gov. There are multiple authorized providers within one mile of the University’s main zip code (60637).  The University is not offering a dedicated booster clinic at this time. 

UChicago Student Wellness Holiday Hours

December 14, 2021

Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness holiday hours.

Coping with Traumatic Events, Grief, and Unexpected Loss

November 18, 2021

Students can review this resource that offers suggestions for how they can reconnect with themselves and to their community to regain a sense of centeredness. In addition, this resource for faculty and staff provides suggestions for identifying and supporting students who are in mental health distress.

UChicago Student Wellness, Human Resources Offering Free Flu Shots to Campus Community

September 16, 2021

UChicago Student Wellness, in collaboration with Human Resources, is offering free flu shots this Autumn Quarter on campus to faculty, other academic appointees, staff and students with a University ID. 

UChicago Medicine Experts Answer Questions on Autumn Quarter, COVID-19 Vaccines, and the Delta Variant

September 10, 2021

A video featuring Dr. Emily Landon, Associate Professor of Medicine and Executive Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control, and Dr. Stephen Weber, Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer – UChicago Medicine Health System – addresses some common questions about the Delta variant, the precautions in place on our campus, and the continued importance of widespread COVID-19 vaccination.

Public Health Precautions for Return to Campus

August 26, 2021

The University of Chicago community will be welcomed back to campus this academic year with the added protection of widespread vaccination against COVID-19, and a host of other safety precautions.

Updated Masking Requirements

August 2, 2021

In light of new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University is revising its masking requirements.

University Employee Vaccination Requirement

July 14, 2021

Click here for information on how employees can upload proof of vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccination Video Q+A with UChicago Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Weber

June 21, 2021

To help address some common questions about COVID-19 vaccination from a medical perspective, students are invited to check out a video with Dr. Stephen Weber, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Steps to Fulfill COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

June 10, 2021

As the University announced on May 18, all students participating in in-person classes, research, or activities in the U.S. are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 starting with the 2021 Autumn Quarter. Richard McDonough, MD, Senior Medical Director for Student Health, wrote to outline the process for complying with this requirement.

Online Scheduling for Initial Health Promotion Appointments

June 2, 2021

UChicago Student Wellness is offering a pilot program to enable students to book initial Wellness Coaching and Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College (and Graduate) Students (BASICS) appointments online via the my.WellnessPortal.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Students

May 18, 2021

Starting with the 2021 Autumn Quarter, the University of Chicago will require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Online Scheduling for Initial Counseling Appointments

May 4, 2021

During the Summer and Autumn Quarters of 2021, we offered a pilot program that allowed for online scheduling of initial assessment (intake) counseling appointments.  This initial pilot phase has concluded.  We are evaluating the effectiveness of this pilot with respect to students’ access to care, convenience, and optimal utilization of initial appointments.  We will be using the results of this pilot to determine how to optimize online scheduling for counseling appointments in the future. 

Update on Phase 2 Vaccination

April 22, 2021

Katie Callow-Wright, Executive Vice President of the University and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, provided an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for the University community, including multiple opportunities for University of Chicago employees and students to get vaccinated in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 Restrictions Begin Lifting on April 20

April 19, 2021

The University, after consultation with the Chicago Department of Public Health, will begin lifting the COVID-19 restrictions for College students on Tuesday, April 20, two days earlier than projected, including ending the stay-at-home directive for all College students effective Tuesday.

Perspective on COVID-19 Restrictions

April 18, 2021

In a new video, Dr. Emily Landon and Dr. Anne Brody provide expert perspective on the current state of COVID-19 at the University of Chicago, the importance of the stay-at-home directive, and the support and resources available to students.

Extension of COVID-19 Restrictions Through April 21

April 16, 2021

In order to prevent further spread of dangerous coronavirus variants on our campus and in nearby communities, the University and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) determined today that it is necessary to extend the current public health precautions for students in the College through Wednesday, April 21.

COVID-19 Restrictions Extended Through Friday

April 14, 2021

The precautions, including all-remote classes for the College, the stay-at-home directive for undergraduates living in residence halls, and other restrictions on undergraduate research and student positions, will be effective through Friday, April 16.

Restrictions in Response to Large Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Among Undergraduates

April 8, 2021

Urgent restrictions of campus activities have been put in place in response to a large cluster of COVID-19 cases involving undergraduates.

Update on Phase 1c Vaccination for University Community

March 23, 2021

Katie Callow-Wright, Executive Vice President of the University and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, wrote to the campus community with an update on the University's preparations for Phase 1c of COVID-19 vaccine distribution for members of the UChicago community.

Staying Well and Reducing Stress in Winter Quarter

March 2, 2021

If you’re experiencing additional stress, anxiety, or isolation, there are resources available across campus to support you, including programs designed to foster connection with others, workshops to help with stress reduction, and mental health services for those who need additional support.

Time Sensitive: Important Information to Prepare for Phase 1c and 2 Vaccine Distribution

February 24, 2021

Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen wrote to students to share important information in advance of Phase 1c and 2 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, including actions that may be required on students' part. Although plans for these coming phases are not yet final, the University is proactively taking steps to support a smooth vaccine rollout to the UChicago community.

Student Mask and Thermometer Packet Pick-Up

January 14, 2021

Packets with two UChicago-branded masks and a thermometer are available to students who did not receive a packet during Autumn Quarter and who will be on campus this Winter Quarter.


Health Considerations for Holiday Travel

November 9, 2020

With many students traveling and planning to spend time with family and friends during the holiday season, Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen wrote to students to provide reminders and advice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing for Students

June 30, 2020

Learn more about getting tested for COVID-19 on the COVID-19 Resources for Students page.

Student Health and Counseling Have a New Name

May 19, 2020

Student Health and Counseling Services has been renamed to UChicago Student Wellness—a name that reflects our integrated approach to providing care and our mission to provide students with comprehensive health, counseling, and wellness resources that support their academic, personal, and professional success.

Healthy Living During Remote Learning Period

April 24, 2020

UChicago Student Wellness staff share virtual options for care in two new videos.

Student Health and Wellness Resources

April 9, 2020

Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen and Assistant Vice President for Student Services Mario Polizzi detailed the range of care options available in a message to students.

Virtual Wellness Programming

April 2, 2020

Health Promotion and Wellness is offering a variety of virtual programs during Spring Quarter 2020 to help students improve their wellbeing.

Student Counseling Service Spring Quarter FAQ

April 1, 2020

Student Counseling Service (SCS) is committed to supporting students this Spring Quarter, wherever they may be. A new FAQ provides additional information on using counseling services virtually or on campus.

U-SHIP Information Related to Covid-19

March 13, 2020

UnitedHealthcare StudentResources has issued new information on coverage related to COVID-19. To read the latest, click here.

New Student Wellness Center Medical Suite Opening in April

March 13, 2020

The University of Chicago is nearing completion of its new Student Wellness Center, with the medical service within the integrated, student-focused facility set to open in April, and the entire center scheduled to open in October.


Flu Vaccinations

September 26, 2019

In collaboration with campus partners, Student Health and Counseling Services offers a series of free flu shot clinics at a variety of campus locations for all students, faculty, and staff throughout the Autumn Quarter.

Student Health Service Launches Online Scheduling

July 31, 2019

The Student Health Service has launched a pilot program that will allow existing SHS patients who have visited SHS in the past twelve months to make appointments online through their MyChart account.

Dr. Meeta A. Kumar Named Director of Student Counseling Service

June 20, 2019

Dr. Meeta A. Kumar will be joining the University of Chicago as the Director of Student Counseling Service (SCS), effective September 1, 2019. Kumar is currently Deputy Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has served for more than twenty years.

Attend the 2019 AHEAD Virtual Conference

June 19, 2019

Attend a live streaming of the annual conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (“AHEAD”) on July 11 and 12, 2019 on campus, hosted by the Office for Access and Equity and Student Disability Services.

Measles Information

May 20, 2019

With the number of measles cases reported in the U.S. increasing, Marius Commodore, Medical Director of the Student Health Service, shared information about the disease in a message to students. 

Wellness Center Updates

May 20, 2019

As announced in October 2018, the University is building a new student wellness center to further improve our health, counseling, and wellness services. Learn more about the new wellness center, which is scheduled to open in Autumn 2020, on the Wellness Center Updates page


New UChicago student wellness center, and expanded health and counseling resources

October 4, 2018

Provost Daniel Diermeier and Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen announced that after two years of planning, the University is building a new student wellness center to further improve our health, counseling and wellness resources.

Flu Vaccination Clinics

September 27, 2018

In collaboration with campus partners, Student Health and Counseling Services offers a series of free flu shot clinics at a variety of campus locations for all students, faculty, and staff throughout the Autumn Quarter

Explore Our Redesigned Site

August 14, 2018

Learn more about our services, ways to get involved, wellness programming, health topics, and more.

Immunization Compliance

August 14, 2018

The State of Illinois and the University require students to provide proof of required immunizations, preferably at least 30 days before classes begin.

Health Promotion and Wellness featured in College Health and Wellness in Action

August 2, 2018

Health Promotion and Wellness Director Julie Edwards spoke about UChicago's Mental Health First Aid Program.

Financial Wellness Workshop

May 11, 2018

This session on May 17 will provide an overview of basic health insurance terminology and will cover how the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) works, including how out-of-pocket costs are structured on the plan. Register today!

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