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Units

Together, the units of University Communications work to highlight the ongoing progress and academic excellence of the University of Chicago, and serve as resources for all of its departments, divisions, centers, and affiliates.


Office of the Vice President for Communications

The Office of the Vice President for Communications directs the University’s communications strategy, planning, and programming. We work to communicate the distinctive character and unique visual identity of the University of Chicago across every platform.


News Office

The News Office reports the initiatives, developments, and research of the University to a global audience of students, alumni, and the general public. Members of the news team coordinate media relations and advance the University’s work by connecting reporters and broadcast producers with our faculty experts.

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UChicago Creative

UChicago Creative is an in-house creative communications group that creates campaigns across all media, including print, digital, and video. In multiplatform teams, we collaborate with clients across campus to meet their goals while maintaining the singular voice of the University of Chicago.

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Licensing

Licensing oversees the University name and trademarks, protecting them from misuse and ensuring the quality and distinctiveness of products that express our shared pride in UChicago affiliation. We work with the Office of Legal Counsel to manage relationships with manufacturers, designers, and distributors, including the University Bookstore.

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Visitor Services

Visitor Services aims to make the University a more welcoming place for visitors as well as campus residents. From signage to tours, from transportation to guidebooks, we highlight University resources and activities and make them accessible to our local constituencies as well as prospective students and faculty, visitors, and tourists.


Public Affairs

Public Affairs assists University faculty and administrators in communicating their work and initiatives to the media and the public. We develop communications plans for announcements such as academic and building projects, and strategic plans for calling attention to important scholarly work.

Connect and collaborate with communicators across the University.

Join the Campus Communicators to share updates and announcements with University colleagues via listhost, Facebook, and at workshops and biannual gatherings.

Find an array of UChicago new media sites, as well as contact information for their owners, in the Social Media Directory.

Create targeted communications campaigns and digital platforms.

Work with UChicago Creative’s team of designers, writers, and producers to develop compelling materials and comprehensive multimedia campaigns.

Enlist University experts to build, design, and support your web applications by partnering with Web Services.

Discover resources to enhance your communications platforms and outreach.

Follow social media and multimedia from across the University at UChicago Social.

Collect and disseminate our latest stories with print-on-demand news.

Capture the images and ideas of the University community.

Enlist UChicago Creative to produce expert videography.

Book the TV studio for broadcast interviews.

Book the sound booth for remote radio interviews.

Align the look and language of your communications with those of the University.

Find best practices for the use of our logo, typeface, color palette, and editorial style within our visual identity.

Build and refine social media sites using our social media guide, and find web writing tips in Web Services’ multimedia content guidelines.

Order print materials created for your audience and customized for your office.

Present a uniform look with University of Chicago business cards and stationery for your department, office, or position.

Purchase maps, calendars, and brochures to welcome your guests and visitors to the University.