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The Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation  works with academic families relocating to the Chicago area.

We recognize that the logistics of relocating your life to a new city can be complex, and we can provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Referrals to moving companies, move-in/move-out deep cleaning services, and professional unpacking and home organizers
  • Strategies on how to best move the contents of a home and campus office in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Options for transporting your vehicle to Chicago
  • Locating temporary housing in Chicago
  • Facilitating introductions to other academic families living in your new neighborhood
Johanna Ransmier, History
“For scholars who do research overseas, faculty relocation isn’t simply a one-time event. This office helped us by listing our family’s Hyde Park apartment while we sought responsible, University-affiliated subletters for the time when we were abroad on a Fulbright to do research. This kind of matchmaking can help not only permanent faculty but also those who come to the University on shorter assignments.”
—Johanna Ransmier, History