To better serve our graduate students, the University of Chicago and the Physical Sciences Division recently revised the Parental Leave Policy. The new policy allows academic modifications for students who wish to continue their studies while expecting or becoming new parents. The policy also allows parental leaves of absence for students who are seeking to take a break from their studies. Students are encouraged to talk to their advisor and the PSD Dean of Students about their options. You can find the complete University Parental Leave Policy in the student manual.