The University of Chicago
The University of Chicago

Division of the Physical Sciences


Because the University of Chicago is a large and complex institution located in a vast and diverse city, life and study here can sometimes be as challenging as it is rewarding. But also because it is large and complex, when such moments arise there is a vast array of resources available at the university and throughout the city and greater metropolitan region to which you and your families can turn.

Office of the Dean of Students in the Physical Sciences

Your department is often your first stop for information about routine matters, but your divisional Dean of Students office provides you with another level of support and guidance. Your Dean of Students Office works with your departmental student affairs and other administrative offices throughout the university on a wide range of student-related business. If you have questions or concerns, we invite you call, email, or visit us in person.

George Herbert Jones Laboratory, Room 116 (campus map)
5747 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone: 773.702.8790
Miranda Swanson, Dean of Students
Emily W. Easton, Associate Dean of Students
Shirley Proby, Assistant Dean of Students
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM–noon; 1:00–4:00 PM

PSD Deans' Student Advisory Committee

This committee consists of a representative from each departmental student constituency in the division, meets quarterly with the academic dean and the dean of students. Discussion is typically lively, candid, and wide-ranging. Committee meetings give the division's students an advisory voice in the division's administration and an opportunity to comment on how institutional policies and plans affect student life. Likewise, they provide the deans with an opportunity to explain institutional policies to the students and to learn first-hand about students' concerns.

For more information, contact the Dean of Students.

ATLAS Detector

Used in High Energy Physics experiments to study proton-proton collisions.

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

Henry Moore’s statue Nuclear Energy, with the Regenstein Library and Max Palevsky residence hall in background.

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Starry Sky

The night sky seems to hold an infinite amount of stars. Astronomy and Astrophysics

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