NEW DATE Cooper Together 2024 in Chicago

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6 - 8pm

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CT 24 Chicago

Please join us in Chicago, IL for a Cooper Together 2024 regional meet-up organized by Felicia Zusman GE'98.

Cooper Together 2024 Chicago
Thursday, February 29
6:00 p.m. CST

Uncommon Grounds
3800 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60613

For event details and to register, please click here.

Cooper Together is celebrated by alumni and friends around the world, commemorating Peter Cooper's Birthday and honoring his philanthropic spirit. To see the full line up of events, please click here.

For questions, please contact Helen Freeman of the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.