Whether you are with us for a short visit or plan to retire from Fermilab, we want you and your family to have the best possible experience. In addition to the information below, you can check out a multitude of local options compiled by the Users Office including Activities and Places to Visit, Shopping, Local Events and Cultural Experiences, and Restaurants near Fermilab.
While all of us at Fermilab are happy to help you and your family settle down, there is a Fermilab organization dedicated to this cause specifically.
NALWO – National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization. All members of the Fermilab community, but in particular employees spouses and their families should join NALWO. Visitors and newcomers are especially encouraged to join NALWO activities. Fermilab community members are welcome to bring guests from outside the Lab community to NALWO activities.
Fermilab employees and visitors have also joined into many clubs by interest, as well as various sports leagues.
If your spouse is not allowed to accept gainful employment in the US, s/he still has many option of fulfilling volunteering activites.
English as a Second Language
If English is not your family’s first language there are a variety of resources to learn English for free.
Primary Education for Children
If you have school-age children they will be able to attend an Illinois public school based on where you live.
Please contact us if you need assistance in enrolling your children in a public school.
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