Global Services Newsletter


Please contact us regarding any of the topics below.


We Value Your Opinion!

We value your opinion, please take a short three-minute survey.  Your input will help us improve our services and develop new programs for you. Thank you in advance for your time.


Fermilab Bike Share Program

The Bike Share program will start soon! You will begin seeing Bike Share bikes around Fermilab at the end of April. Those who are familiar with the program know that we had an outstanding summer last year!


Represent Your Culture or Just Enjoy Some Food

International Taste of Fermilab

Do you like food? Represent your culture at the International Taste of Fermilab this summer. For more information or to sign up, visit the International Taste of Fermilab website.

Fermilab Events


Conversation Group meets weekly in the Village. Lunchtime English meets Wednesdays in Wilson Hall.



DOE Mile Race & Health & Fitness Day

13 DOE Labs across the country are expected to take to the starting line on May 7th for a friendly competition of a one-mile walk/run race. All runners and walkers interested in competing should be at the starting line at A1 on the Main Ring at 11:30 am.

Compete for top male runners, female runners, male walkers, female walkers, and highest participation. Results will be merged with other lab results to determine overall standings. We encourage everyone to be there at 11:30 am so we can include you in Fermilab’s participation count. If you cannot make it at 11:30 am, please join us for Health & Fitness Day after the start of the race. We will be out there until 1:30 pm with t-shirts, snacks, and water for the first 300 participants.



Beginner/Day Camp Attendees: 9:30am-10:15am ($65/session)

Preschool/Daycare Attendees: 10:15am-11am ($65/session)

Classes are held Mondays thru Thursdays, makeups on Fridays.

Register online at

Session 1:  June 3 – June 13, 2019 (Registration closes Wednesday, May 29th)

Session 2:  June 17 – June 27, 2019 (Registration closes Wednesday, June 12th)

Session 3:  July 8 – July 18, 2019 (Registration closes Wednesday, July 3rd)

Session 4:  July 22 – August 1, 2019 (Registration closes Wednesday, July 17th)



Pool Season: June 4- August 18, 2019

Pool Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12-7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm; closed Mondays.

Pool Membership:  $135/person

Student Pool Membership: $90/person

Family Pool Membership: $315/up to 4 members living in the same household



Introducing “Story Time in the Village”

Join us for a Story Time for the kids & friendship and conversation for the adults! Story Time in the Village is hosted by the Fermilab Conversation Group and meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Fishing Derby

The Fermilab Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Swan Lake. Visit


Playgroup meets weekly in the Village and is a good opportunity for friendships and fun! This summer we are looking forward to swimming, raising butterflies, visiting the Bison, growing a garden, and if we’re lucky… finding some tadpoles! On May 15th we will visit the Bison and plant our garden the following week! Joins us! (hyperlink )

For more information on Family Fun events at Fermilab, visit :

Chicago area events

Although Spring weather can be very rainy, there are still a lot of places, activities, and events to go, do, and see. Easily accessible by train, or a 45-minute car ride into the city, Chicago has many cultural exchange experiences awaiting you!

Follow these links for information on some great ideas:

10 Things To Do in Chicago

Monthly Chicago Events

For a listing of monthly events near Fermilab, please see our dedicated Events page.


Questions? Comments? Contact the Visa Office, the Users Office, the Badging Office, the Housing Office or any of the Global Services staff!