The Maroon: A User’s Guide

Here’s how you can read, contribute to, or join The Maroon.

By Maroon Staff


In Print: We print twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays while school is in session. The paper is available for free at locations on campus and around Hyde Park.

Online: Find us at

By e-mail: A summary of our reporting and other news relevant to campus is sent to more than 4,000 subscribers every Tuesday and Friday. Subscribe at

On Facebook: Like us at

On Twitter: Follow us at @ChicagoMaroon.

On Instagram: Check out @chicagomaroon.

By Mail: Those living off campus can keep in touch with campus news by receiving each week’s paper by mail with a paid subscription. For more information, see


News: Send information about happenings on and around campus that people ought to hear about to Tips can be sent anonymously through a form at

Arts: Let us know about cultural events on and around campus at

Viewpoints: We accept letters and op-ed submissions at

Editor-in-Chief: E-mail or call (314) 239-0993.

Events: Submit upcoming events you want the campus to know about at


The Maroon runs advertisements in its print issues, online, and in its e-mail newsletters. Student organizations can advertise at reduced rates. Prices are current as of publication. To learn more, e-mail our business team leadership at or call (914) 393-5012.

In print: From $90 for an eighth of the page in black and white.

Online: From $192 for a sidebar ad.

Classifieds: $4.50 per 45 character line, including spaces and punctuation.


We will hold the first event in our fall recruiting cycle Tuesday, September 26, from 7–8 p.m. in Stuart 105. Anybody interested in joining The Maroon’s staff should attend. People interested in working for The Maroon can also e-mail

Who we are

Student-run: We depend on student volunteers for every element of our operations. Students write and edit nearly every piece that the paper publishes. They determine how the paper will look in print and online, and get it to the reader. They sell the advertising that supports the paper’s operations. The strength of the paper, the depth and breadth of its coverage, depends on the contributions of students like you.

Independent: The students running The Maroon determine its editorial line and approaches to the stories it covers. We sell ads to cover the costs of publication—The Maroon does not receive funding from the University or from Student Government for its daily operations, and it is not a registered student organization. Our staff elects our leadership every winter quarter.

University-focused: The Maroon is the only independent news organization dedicated to covering the University of Chicago. More than 14,000 students attend the University, and its function as an institution of higher education only begins to describe its role. It is a landowner and developer. It is an employer—the largest on the South Side. It is an investor, to the tune of $12 billion. An institution that sprawling and powerful demands scrutiny.