Sun20
Residence Hall Check-In

Residence Hall Check-In

Sun Sep 20,
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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9:00 AM
Residence Hall Check-In

Residence Hall Check-In

Sun Sep 20,
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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9:00 AM
Orientation Check-In

Orientation Check-In

Sun Sep 20,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue • View map

After moving into your Residence Hall, check in and pick up your Orientation materials, including individualized appointment cards, and class giveaways in the Reynolds Club. 

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1:00 PM

Student Disability Services Drop-In Hours

Sun Sep 20,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reynolds Club, South Lounge on the Second Floor, 5706 South University Avenue • View map

Students seeking information on disability accommodations may meet with the Associate Director of Student Disability Services. If students are unable to drop-in on this day, they may arrange an appointment later in the week by contacting the Associate Director of Student Disability Services at 773.702.8473 or karyn@uchicago.edu

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1:00 PM
Family Resources Fair

Family Resources Fair

Sun Sep 20,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bartlett Quad, 57th Street between Bartlett Dining Commons and the Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street • View mapRain Location: Bartlett Dining Commons, 5640 South University Avenue and Regenstein Library, A-Level, 1100 East 57th Street

Representatives from campus support services will meet with you and your family, distribute information, and answer questions about many services available to you throughout the year. 

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1:00 PM

Maroon Financial Credit Union Drop-In Hours

Sun Sep 20,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Maroon Financial, Suite C, 5525 South Ellis Avenue • View map

Students will be able to open accounts during this time and will also have the ability to pay their tuition.

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1:00 PM
Bursar Drop-In Hours

Office of the Bursar Drop-In Hours

Sun Sep 20,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bookstore Building, Suite 303, 970 East 58th Street • View map

The Bursar’s Office staff will answer questions concerning tuition charges, billing dates and payment options. If you have questions on how to sign up for electronic billing (E-Bill) or wish to make an electronic payment, please visit bursar.uchicago.edu/electronic-billing . To make a payment in person please visit Maroon Financial Credit Union, which will also have drop-in hours from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

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1:00 PM
Student Health Open House

Student Health Service Open House

Sun Sep 20,
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Goldblatt Pavilion Entrance, Suite R-100, 860 East 59th Street • View map

SHS will host an open house for parents and students interested in seeing where they are located and getting more information about their services. The clinic will not be open for appointments during this time.

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2:00 PM
House Dinner/Mtg.

Mandatory Dinner with Houses and House Meetings

Sun Sep 20, 5:00 PM

Bartlett and Arley D. Cathey Dining Commons

Students should look for signs/information in their Houses about where to meet for dinner—some will meet up in their House Lounges first, others will meet at their House Table in the Dining Commons. 

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5:00 PM
Mon21
Campus Life Meeting

Campus Life Meeting: City Life

Mon Sep 21,
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students portlet under the My O-Week tab at my.uchicago.edu

This is the first of three required meetings that will provide valuable information about O-Week and allow you to ask questions and discuss life inside and outside of the University. At this session you will explore what it means to be a UChicago student and a Chicago resident, as it relates to your engagement on the South Side and across the broader city of Chicago. You will receive tips and helpful tools on how to navigate your way, including travel apps and a free CTA Ventra Card to access public transportation.

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9:00 AM
Pre-Reg. Group Mtg.

Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #1: Registration Overview with Your Adviser

Mon Sep 21,
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students portlet under the My O-Week tab at my.uchicago.edu

Academic Advisers will discuss the advising system, introduce the curriculum, and explain the course registration process (including placement test results and the optional Calculus Accreditation Test). Attendance at this session is essential to prepare for registration. 

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10:45 AM
Transfer Student Mtg.

Transfer Student Meeting #1: Registration Overview

Mon Sep 21,
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Stuart Hall Room 104, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue • View map

A transfer student adviser will discuss the advising system, academics in the College, introduce the curriculum, and explain the course registration process. Attendance at this session is essential to prepare for registration. 

Note: This meeting replaces the Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #1 for transfer students. 

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10:45 AM
Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Mon Sep 21,
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue (Parent and Family Viewing Location Outside in Harper Quadrangle, Behind Harper Memorial Library, 1116 East 59th Street) • View map

After bidding their parents and families farewell, students will join their peers in Rockefeller Chapel for the College’s formal welcome—the Opening Convocation. This long-standing tradition includes a welcome by Elizabeth Davenport, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel; music from the University’s Motet Choir; the presentation of the Class of 2019 and entering transfer students by Jim Nondorf, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, to Robert J.

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3:00 PM
Bagpipe Procession

Bagpipe Procession Through the Main Quad

Mon Sep 21, 4:00 PM

The Main Quad

Following the Opening Convocation, students will join faculty and administrators as they process out of Rockefeller Chapel to Hull Gate where they will be welcomed by members of the UChicago community. Parents and families will line the procession route to cheer their students on. Students will proceed through Bartlett Quad to the Class of 2019 Photo on Stagg Field and parents and families will join the administrators and staff at the Family Reception in Hutchinson Courtyard. 

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4:00 PM
Class Photo

Immediately Following Procession: Class of 2019 Photo

Mon Sep 21, 4:00 PM

Ratner Athletic Center, Stagg Field Turf, 5530 South Ellis Avenue • View map

Students will congregate for the official Class of 2019 Photo and a welcome by Student Government President, Tyler Kissinger. This is an opportunity to gather as a class and meet new classmates. 

Note: Following the Class of 2019 Photo, Residence Hall security protocols will return to normal. Please make sure to bring your UChicago Cards with you to the Opening Convocation. 

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4:00 PM
House Activities

House Activities Night

Mon Sep 21, 6:00 PM

Meet in your House

This night is set aside for outings with your House. You will have a fantastic time bonding with the residents of your House while getting out of your Residence Hall and into the greater Chicago area! Activities range from trips to the Second City comedy club to dinners all across Chicago. Resident Heads will announce details of your House activity during your House Meeting on Sunday, September 20th. Many Houses have a traditional activity that is part of the identity and culture of the House community. 

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6:00 PM
Off-Campus & SAL Activities

Off-Campus Transfer Students and Students-at-Large

Mon Sep 21, 6:00 PM

Students will participate in an Activities Night at this time as well. Stay tuned to your e-mail for more information.

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6:00 PM
Tue22
Transportation Workshop

Discover Chicago Transportation Workshop

Tue Sep 22, 8:00 AM

House Lounges

Your House O-Aides will explain public transportation and the best ways to get around campus, Hyde Park, and the city. The date and time of your Discover Chicago Workshop will be announced at the House Meeting on Sunday, September 20th. 

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8:00 AM
Transfer Student Mtg.

Transfer Meeting # 2: Registration Specifics

Tue Sep 22,
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Walker Museum, Room 302, 1115 East 58th Street • View map

Senior Staff from the Dean of Students Office will work with you to answer specific questions about course selection, academic majors, and other curricular goals.

Note: This meeting replaces the Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #2.

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9:00 AM
Pre-Reg. Group Mtg.

Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #2: Preparing for Registration

Tue Sep 22,
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students portlet under the My O-Week tab at http://my.uchicago.edu.

Academic Advisers and O-Aides will share information about selecting autumn courses, constructing a class schedule, and planning for your individual registration appointment. Attendance at this session is essential to prepare for registration. 

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9:00 AM
Calculus Accreditation Test

Calculus Accreditation Test

Tue Sep 22,
10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Please check in at the tent in Hutchinson Courtyard, Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue

Please note that you must take the calculus test if you wish to start in Honors Calculus, Analysis, or Honors Analysis, or if you wish to receive credit for the entire year of Calculus. Students who think they have placed too low through the online math placement test process may improve placement results with a strong performance on the on-campus Calculus Accreditation Test. Students may take accreditation tests only once and only at the time of matriculation. Consult the Orientation Website at orientation.uchicago.edu/page/placement-tests for important information.

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10:30 AM
Language Placement Consultations

Language Placement Test Consultations

Tue Sep 22,
10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Schedules and locations will be distributed at the Required Pre-Registration Meeting #2.

Confer with faculty consultants if you have concerns about your placement test results, if you wish to be evaluated in a language that did not have an online placement test, or if you have any other questions related to language studies. (Additional sessions offered on 9/23.)

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10:30 AM
The Core and Majors

Understanding the Core Requirements and Preparing for a Major

Tue Sep 22,
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Are you spending hours deciding between courses? In this session, the Masters of the Collegiate Divisions will review general education courses in order to help you make informed decisions when registering. As you know, there are many different ways to satisfy the Core curriculum: five different Social Sciences sequences, more than a dozen in Civilization, and a plethora in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Humanities, and Mathematics. Deciding which combination works best for you can be overwhelming.

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2:30 PM

How to Prepare for a Major

Tue Sep 22,
3:45 PM to 5:30 PM

3:45 - 4:30 PM AND 4:45 - 5:30 PM
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Biological Sciences Learning Center, Room 001, 924 East 57th Street

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3:45 PM
Wed23
Academic Registration

Registration for the Academic Year

Repeats every week every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Sun Sep 27 2015.
Wed Sep 23 (All day)Thu Sep 24 (All day)Fri Sep 25 (All day)

Please go to the room listed on your appointment card at the designated time.

SEE YOUR APPOINTMENT CARD FOR TIME

Please go to the room listed on your appointment card at the designated time. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students portlet under the My O-Week tab at http://my.uchicago.edu. Register for the quarter in an individual conference with a College Adviser. Please arrive 20 minutes early and allow up to 60 minutes for this conference. 

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(All day)
IME Info

Institute for Molecular Engineering

Wed Sep 23,
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Hinds Laboratory, Room 101, 5734 South Ellis Avenue

The first engineering program in the history of the UChicago is the newest and most ambitious academic endeavor undertaken by the University in the last two decades. A cross-disciplinary academic and research unit, the institute just introduced an innovative undergraduate program aiming at providing students an unprecedented opportunity at the forefront of the engineering education. Join the Director of the Undergraduate Studies at IME, Professor Paul Nealey, for an interactive discussion session about both the new Molecular Engineering major and the minor.

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9:30 AM
Econ Info

The Economics Major

Wed Sep 23,
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107, 1020 East 58th Street

 If you are interested in taking classes in economics, the study of how society allocates scarce resources, come to this session to get your questions answered. Economics Department instructors will present information to help your curricular choices for economics. We will also discuss important complementary coursework from Math, Computer Science and Statistics.

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10:30 AM
Language Info

The Universe of Languages at the University of Chicago

Wed Sep 23,
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Hutch Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue

Join us for coffee, tea, juice, and snacks and meet faculty from the language departments. Making choices can seem daunting, but at this event, you can travel the University’s language universe and hear expert advice. Learn all of this and more before you register for classes. Representatives from the Study Abroad Office will also be available with information on Chicago programs, summer language study grants, and other fellowships.

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11:30 AM

The Economics Major

Wed Sep 23,
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107, 1020 East 58th Street

 If you are interested in taking classes in economics, the study of how society allocates scarce resources, come to this session to get your questions answered. Economics Department instructors will present information to help your curricular choices for economics. We will also discuss important complementary coursework from Math, Computer Science and Statistics.

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12:15 PM
Upper-Level Math

Meeting for Students Who Placed Into Upper-Level Mathematics

Wed Sep 23,
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107, 1020 East 58th Street

This meeting is for students who placed into upper-level mathematics courses (Math 15200, Math 15300, Math 16100, Math 19900, Math 20700) and for students with AP credit for one or more quarters of calculus. Students who placed ahead or who have AP credit should attend this session with John Boller and Jitka Stehnova, Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies. Upperclass students who have taken these courses will be available for consultation at the end of this session. 

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1:30 PM

Sex Signals Presentation and Campus Life Meeting: UMatter

Wed Sep 23, 3:30 PM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card.

Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP), the Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS), Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW), and Catharsis Productions present Sex Signals, which provides a provactive look at the issues of alcohol and other drugs, dating, sex and consent through a combination of improvisational comedy, education, and audience participation.

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3:30 PM
RM Activities Night

Resident Masters' and Community Activities Night

Wed Sep 23, 6:00 PM

Locations and times will be announced at your House meeting on Sunday night

 This night has been set aside for activities that allow you to connect to other students in your Residence Hall and is hosted by the Resident Masters or Resident Heads. This is your introduction to the recreational, cultural, and educational programs your building staff will offer in the upcoming year. Your Resident Masters’ Activity or Community Activity will be announced during the House Meeting on Sunday, September 20.

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6:00 PM
Thu24
Academic Registration

Registration for the Academic Year

Wed Sep 23 (All day)Thu Sep 24 (All day)Fri Sep 25 (All day)

Please go to the room listed on your appointment card at the designated time.

SEE YOUR APPOINTMENT CARD FOR TIME

Please go to the room listed on your appointment card at the designated time. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students portlet under the My O-Week tab at http://my.uchicago.edu. Register for the quarter in an individual conference with a College Adviser. Please arrive 20 minutes early and allow up to 60 minutes for this conference. 

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(All day)
Required International Orientation

Mandatory International Student Orientation

Thu Sep 24,
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 East 59th Street • View map

This international student orientation will familiarize students in F-1 and J-1 status with their legal rights and responsibilities, including maintaining status, employment authorization, and travel issues. Attendance is mandatory for all international undergraduate students in F-1 and J-1 status new to the University. Breakfast will be served.

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9:00 AM
Aims of Education

Aims of Education Address

Thu Sep 24,
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue (Seating in the Chapel will be limited to the Class of 2018, entering transfer students, and invited faculty. Video Simulcast available at Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th St • View map

John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, will introduce the speaker, John Levi Martin, Florence Borchert Bartling Professor in Sociology. The Aims of Education Address is a celebrated tradition where a faculty member addresses the entering class on the unique aims of liberal education at the University. A bookend to this address is the Remains of Education Address that takes place during Senior Week, for which your class will select a faculty member to speak about what you have gained from your education, and what you can take with you as you enter the “real” world.

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6:30 PM
Aims: Colloquia

Aims of Education Address Colloquia in the Houses

Thu Sep 24,
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM

House Lounges

Faculty members join students for a discussion following the Aims of Education Address. This colloquium in your House is your first opportunity to participate in the kind of discourse that will be an integral part of your college experience.

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7:45 PM
Fri25
Academic Registration

Registration for the Academic Year

Wed Sep 23 (All day)Thu Sep 24 (All day)Fri Sep 25 (All day)

Please go to the room listed on your appointment card at the designated time.

SEE YOUR APPOINTMENT CARD FOR TIME

Please go to the room listed on your appointment card at the designated time. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students portlet under the My O-Week tab at http://my.uchicago.edu. Register for the quarter in an individual conference with a College Adviser. Please arrive 20 minutes early and allow up to 60 minutes for this conference. 

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(All day)
Sex Signals and CLM: UChoose

Campus Life Meeting: RISE Together

Fri Sep 25,
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students portlet under the My O-Week tab at my.uchicago.edu.

This meeting will engage students in small group conversations about their individual identities and how, as new members of the University community, students contribute to a healthy, diverse, and inclusive campus atmosphere. Students will also receive valuable 

campus resources related to civility, diversity, and community standards. 

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4:30 PM
Off-Off Campus O-Week Show

UT/Taps and Off-Off Campus Present the Annual Off-Off Campus O-Week Sketch and Improv Show

Fri Sep 25, 9:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue • View map

Off-Off Campus is the second oldest continuously running student improvisational theater troupe in the country with the first generation dating back to 1986. Each year, Off-Off Campus presents a hilarious O-Week performance that showcases the unique brand of sketch and improv that has been the trademark of Off-Off Campus for twenty years.

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9:00 PM
O-Party!

O-Party!

Fri Sep 25, 9:00 PM to Sat Sep 26, 12:30 AM

Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue & Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street

Join the Center for Leadership and the College Programming Office for a free taste of Chicago’s very own Portillo’s hotdogs, Giordano’s pizza, Garrett’s popcorn, and UChicago shakes. Take part in listening to today’s hits with a live DJ, join us in Mandel for a very exciting show, take pictures in our photo booth and experience much, much more. 

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9:00 PM
Sat26
Engage Chicago - Volunteering

Engage Chicago Through Service Day

Sat Sep 26,
12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue • View map

Engage Chicago with your Housemates and other new students through service projects in local communities. Get your first taste of the fun, diverse, and rewarding community service opportunities available year-round through the University Community Service Center (UCSC). Each year, over 500 entering first-year students and 35 community organizations participate. Past service projects have included community gardening, college prep activities with high school students, building a playground, and much more!

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12:30 PM
MSI Night

College Night at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)

Sat Sep 26,
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive

Faculty, staff, and returning students welcome the Class of 2019 and entering transfer students. Students are invited to explore the MSI and its exhibits, including watching the Omnimax documentary Journey to Space (screening times: 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 PM). Also, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages in the rotunda. Regular campus bus service will be available in addition to special shuttles to take students to the MSI from Residence Halls. Check the front desk of your Residence Hall for bus schedules. 

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7:00 PM
Sun27
Discover Chicago Day

Discover Chicago Day

Sun Sep 27, 12:00 PM

Depart from the Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue • View map

Discover one of Chicago’s seventy-seven neighborhoods by taking advantage of free transportation. All buses to the neighborhoods listed below load at noon at the Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue. Space is limited. 

Andersonville/Lakeview

Bucktown/Wicker Park 

Chinatown

Devon/West Ridge

Downtown Chicago (“The Loop”)

Humboldt Park 

Logan Square 

Greektown/West Loop

Lincoln Park

Old Town

Pilsen/Little Village

Bronzeville/Bridgeport

Pullman 

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12:00 PM

Welcome New Students!

On behalf of the College of the University of Chicago, we would like to welcome you and your family to the University. You are joining a growing community of 350,000 students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends from around the world who will enrich your education every day.

Throughout the week-long Orientation program, our staff and over 200 student volunteer "O-Aides" will be on hand to answer your questions. Our community cares about your success.

Have questions? Need help?

Orientation is coordinated by the College Programming Office (CPO). If we can help in any way during Orientation, as well as during the academic year, please

You can also find information at the Orientation Site and at MyUchicago in the “My O-Week” tab. If you loved Orientation be sure to like us on Facebook and keep up with the CPO and other College news by following UChicagoCollege on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and tagging your own posts with #OWeekUChicago

We hope you enjoy this exciting chance to meet your classmates and become acclimated to campus before classes begin!

College Programming Staff

Students and families enter Rockefeller Chapel