PhD Alumni Reunion

Thank you for Joining

NOTE: This event has passed.

You are cordially invited to celebrate with us and catch up with your fellow alumni. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect and network with friends, colleagues and faculty.


Friday, May 17, 2024 - Saturday, May 18, 2024


Kersten Physics Teaching Center
5720 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration
KPTC 206
Begin your visit at 'Home Base' within the Kersten Physics Teaching Center. Stop by the registration table and home base – your central hub for information, assistance, and more. Be sure to RSVP using the links above to let us know which events you plan to attend!

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Lab Tours
Meet in KPTC 206
Embark on a journey through lab tours led by current Graduate Students and Post Docs. Featured labs include:

ATLAS Tilecal Lab

Chin Lab

DiPetrillo Lab

RF Shielding / Anechoic Chamber Lab

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Evening Reception
KPTC Courtyard
Join us for an early evening reception where you can mingle, connect, and forge valuable relationships with fellow attendees. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your network and create lasting bonds in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Registration 
KPTC 206

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Pre-Lecture Light Bites
KPTC 206
Indulge in light snacks and refreshments before the featured lecture. 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Special Lecture
KPTC 106
Lecturer: Sid Nagel

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Picnic Lunch 
KPTC Courtyard and KPTC 206
Join us for a delightful picnic lunch in the ambiance of our courtyard, where good food and great company await beneath the open sky.

1:00 PM - 2:00PM - Poster Showcase
KPTC 106 Foyer and Main Hallway
Immerse yourself at a mini poster showcase, where diverse ideas and research findings come to life over various posters.

We have secured a room block at The Study hotel. Please note the following:

  • Reservations are first come, first served and subject to availability.

  • Accommodation reservations and cancellations are the sole responsibility of the individual. Cancellations are subject to hotel policy.

  • Quoted room rate does not include applicable state and local taxes. 

1227 E 60th Street

Reservations can be made online, by calling (773) 643-1600, or by emailing Be sure to mention the room block name: UChicago Physics Alumni Reunion.

Room rate: $309 single, $329 double
Cut-off Date: This rate expires April 24, 2024.
Note: This room rate will be honored two (2) days prior and two (2) days after May 17–18, 2024, subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.

Saturday Special Lecture

Atlas Lab Alumni Reunion

Chin Lab Alumni Reunion

DiPetrillo Lab Alumni Reunion

RF Shielding Lab Alumni Reunion


The Physics PhD Alumni Reunion will take place during the same dates as UChicago Alumni Weekend. Register separately for even more fun events happening throughout campus. 

*Please note that there is a registration fee associated with UChicago Alumni Weekend.