The University of Chicago is pleased to offer UChicago Zoom accounts for emeriti faculty who are continuing their research, scholarship, and advising.

Please review the FAQs below to determine whether you need a University-hosted Zoom account. If so, email with your name and UChicago email address.

Do I need an account to join Zoom calls?

No. You can join any Zoom video or audio call using the link or dial-in information the host sends to you.

You only need an account if you want to host meetings on Zoom.

I need to host 1-on-1 meetings. Do I need a UChicago Zoom account?

No. Zoom's basic account is free for anyone and includes unlimited one-on-one meetings. Visit to sign up for a free account.

I need to host group meetings with 3+ people. Do I need a UChicago Zoom account?

Yes. Zoom's free account is limited to 40-minute meetings with 3 or more participants. If you need to host larger group meetings for your work, please email