For Autumn Quarter 2020, The Department of Computer Science will join the rest of the University of Chicago in offering a combination of in-person and remote instruction. Our foremost goal is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, while maintaining a distinctive environment for education, research, and impact. Below is a list of resources for remote teaching, learning, and research, as well as campus-level updates and FAQs. If you have CS-specific questions about spring quarter preparations or information, please contact 

General Information

University of Chicago

Campus Wide Coronavirus Update: This website provides the latest COVID-19 health information and related campus announcements. 

UChicago ForwardDetailed information on the the resumption of programs and operations on campus.

UChicago Health Pact: The University expects all members of the University community to adopt new precautions, developed in conjunction with UChicago Medicine, as a minimum requirement for returning to and engaging on campus. This site contains the training and protocols that all UChicago community members must complete and review before coming back to campus.

Planning for Teaching Remotely: To support remote instruction, the Academic Technology Solutions team created new resources on leveraging technology for remote teaching and learning. Visit the Teaching Remotely website for guides and training videos on leading online courses with Canvas and Zoom.

(new) University's tool for improving inclusive teaching: The website provides a resource for academics to improve skills in inclusive teaching. It offers a number of practices that are applicable to both undergraduate and graduate/professional classroom settings.

Planning for Research Continuity: The University has provided a set of guidelines and suggestions on continuing research activities during this challenging time period. 

Travel Guidelines:  The University has provided a set of guidelines and FAQs on travel and meeting. A July 3rd message updated these policies in accordance with the emergency travel order issued by the Chicago Department of Public Health, requiring quarantine after visiting states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Specific Information (PSD & CS)

For Students: 

For Faculty: 

  • (New) To use your office in the John Crerar Library, please follow the procedure described by this internal site
  • CS Department's Guide on Distance EducationOur tech staff has been actively updating our departmental HowTo site to provide detailed information on remote learning and research. 
  • CSIL Virtual Help Desk: CSIL will be providing a virtual help desk this quarter via Zoom.  Learn more.