Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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7am
Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing

Wed Sep 21, 7:00 AM to 7:50 AM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

This super fat-burning class is the best way to get up and get started in the morning. It combines intense shadow kickboxing moves with fast-paced conditioning and ends with core-strengthening abdominal work.

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09/21/2016 - 7:00am to 7:50am
Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue
 
9am
 
 
An Introduction to the College Center for Scholarly Advancement

An Introduction to the College Center for Scholarly Advancement

Wed Sep 21, 9:00 AM to 9:45 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 pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

This session introduces students to the College Center for Scholarly Advancement (CCSA), which provides information about nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, and postgraduate opportunities and individual, targeted advising. CCSA staff offers general guidance for students in strategically planning their UChicago experience in preparation for relevant national opportunities and closely mentor students through rigorous application processes. While challenging, the CCSA proudly affirms the transformative nature of the application process.

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09/21/2016 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.
 
10am
 
Career Adviser Group Meetings

Career Adviser Group Meetings

Wed Sep 21, 10:00 AM to 10:45 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 pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

Meet your First-Year Career Adviser and learn about all the different ways you can explore your career interests during your first year at UChicago. Career Advancement is committed to your success, and we want to help you start achieving your career goals from the moment you set foot on campus. Join us to learn about the many different opportunities, programs, and resources available to you.

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09/21/2016 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.
 
11am
 
 
The Economics Major

The Economics Major

Wed Sep 21, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

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

11:00 - 11:40 AM AND 12:30 - 1:10 PM

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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09/21/2016 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107, 1020 East 58th Street
 
 
Registration for the Academic Year Begins

Registration for the Academic Year Begins

Wed Sep 21, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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09/21/2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
Study Abroad Information Session

Study Abroad Information Session

Wed Sep 21, 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Harper Memorial Library, Rooms 130 and 140 (2 sessions), 1116 East 59th Street

Learn about the exciting international programs sponsored by the College. Study Abroad staff will provide an overview of the types and combinations of experiences are possible, how to navigate the application process, when you should get started, and how financial aid works with Study Abroad. 

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09/21/2016 - 11:15am to 12:00pm
Harper Memorial Library, Rooms 130 and 140 (2 sessions), 1116 East 59th Street
 
 
The Universe of Languages at the University of Chicago

The Universe of Languages at the University of Chicago

Wed Sep 21, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

11:30 AM - Introduction at Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue11:30 - 1:00 PM - Fair at Reynolds Club, Hutch Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue

Join us for refreshments and meet faculty from the language departments. After an introduction from Michele Lowrie, Deputy Dean of Humanities, you will hear about language study at UChicago from Catherine Baumann, Director of the Chicago Language Center. Making choices can seem daunting, but at this event, you can travel the University’s language universe and hear expert advice. Learn about this and more before you register for classes.

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09/21/2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
11:30 AM - Introduction at Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue, 11:30 - 1:00 PM - Fair at Reynolds Club, Hutch Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue
 
Pizza with Polsky

Pizza with Polsky

Wed Sep 21, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Reynolds Club, McCormick Lounge, 5706 South University Avenue

Dreaming of starting a business? The Polsky Center invites you to eat pizza while learning about the resources available to innovators and entrepreneurs on campus. The event will also feature representatives from various entrepreneurship student groups and a live 3D printer demo!

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09/21/2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Reynolds Club, McCormick Lounge, 5706 South University Avenue
 
 
Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library

Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library

Wed Sep 21, 11:30 AM

Crerar Library, 5730 South Ellis Avenue

Are you pre-med or considering a science major? If so, this session is for you! Come to Crerar, the sciences library, and learn how to find and access articles in e-journals and databases needed for classes and research projects. During this 60-minute session, move between three stations: building tour and services, accessing materials, and researching topics. Complete all stations and receive a prize! A complementary program is offered at the Regenstein Library focusing on key library services, such as printing, and essential library skills, including finding books.

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09/21/2016 - 11:30am
Crerar Library, 5730 South Ellis Avenue
 
 
 
Library Boot Camp

Library Boot Camp

Wed Sep 21, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street

11:30 AM; 1:00 PM; 3:00 PM

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09/21/2016 - 11:30am to 3:00pm
Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street
 
Rockefeller Tower Tour and Carillon Recital

Rockefeller Tower Tour and Carillon Recital

Wed Sep 21, 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Rockefeller Chapel (Meet at front desk), 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 4:30 - 5:30 PM (Repeated every weekday)

Have you always wanted to play really big bells? Rockefeller Chapel’s student carillonneurs play the huge carillon every day! Introductory lessons are offered: you must be able to read music, have at least three years to go in a degree granting program, and be able to climb 271 steps up the tower. All are welcome any day to come and see the bells, listen from the playing cabin, and take in the spectacular view from the highest point on campus.

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09/21/2016 - 11:30am to 5:30pm
Rockefeller Chapel (Meet at front desk), 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
12pm
Committed Knitters: A Program of the Southside Economic Development Project

Committed Knitters: A Program of the Southside Economic Development Project

Wed Sep 21, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Committed Knitters build a sense of community through knitting and crocheting. Learn the basics or use as a refresher course on how to knit or crochet and make a project. If you already know how to knit or crochet, join us, and share ideas. All supplies will be provided. 

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09/21/2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard
 
Institute of Politics Politipalooza

Institute of Politics Politipalooza

Wed Sep 21, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Institute of Politics House, 5707 South Woodlawn Avenue

Come learn more about what the Institute of Politics has to offer. From our resident fellows program, impressive slate of guest speakers, paid summer internships, impactful student civic engagement programs and 2016 programming, the IOP has something for everyone. Take a tour of the house, learn about our programs, and stock up on some IOP swag!

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09/21/2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Institute of Politics House, 5707 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
 
 
Chicago Studies

Chicago Studies

Wed Sep 21, 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Harper Memorial Library, Room 140, 1116 East 59th Street

Modeled on the College’s study abroad programs, the Chicago Studies Quarter allows students to immerse themselves in the city of Chicago through a suite of three classes taught by distinguished scholars of the city’s history, culture and policy debates. The Quarter features excursions, guest speakers and meetings with civic groups to enrich class meetings. There are weekly trips to key sites, including restaurants, cultural centers, churches and neighborhood organizations.

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09/21/2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Harper Memorial Library, Room 140, 1116 East 59th Street
 
1pm
 
Optional Physics Accreditation Test

Optional Physics Accreditation Test

Wed Sep 21, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021, 1160 East 58th Street

If you have taken college-level courses in physics, you may take an optional accreditation test to determine whether you can earn credit for PHYS 12100 and PHYS 14100. Questions will cover topics in mechanics. Note that AP and IB courses typically do not provide sufficient background for this accreditation test. Students will be allowed to take only one test—either 12100 or 14100. 

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09/21/2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021, 1160 East 58th Street
 
 
 
Language and Placement Test Consultations

Language and Placement Test Consultations

Wed Sep 21, 1:00 PM to 4:00 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, wish to be evaluated in a language that did not have an online placement test, or have any other questions related to language study. Times, locations, and contact information for individual languages will be distributed at the Required Pre-Registration Meeting #2. (Additional consultations held on 9/20.)

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09/21/2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Schedules and locations will be distributed at the Required Pre-Registration Meeting #2.
 
 
Shake Day: A UChicago Tradition

Shake Day: A UChicago Tradition

Wed Sep 21, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reynolds Club, C-Shop, 5706 South University Avenue

Love shakes? UChicago has just the tradition for you - $1 Shake Day every Wednesday! Join the Student Alumni Committee, or the SAC for short, at the C-Shop from 1:00 - 4:00 PM to get your inaugural shake for FREE! Generations of UChicago students have enjoyed Shake Day during their time on campus and continue to stay active in the life of the College as alumni.

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09/21/2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Reynolds Club, C-Shop, 5706 South University Avenue
 
 
 
Preparing for a Career in Health and Medicine

Preparing for a Career in Health and Medicine

Wed Sep 21, 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Stuart Hall, Room 101, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue

Preparing for a career in health and medicine requires thoughtful self-reflection, sustained academic achievement, and strong relevant experiences. UChicago Careers in Health Professions (UCIHP) is a multi-year program that supports College students at all levels— first-years and young alumni alike—through career exploration, academic assistance, and application/job/internship counseling. Members of the UCIHP staff and physician partners will present an introduction to the office and the wonderful opportunities available in and around campus. 

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09/21/2016 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue
 
2pm
 
 
Studying the Arts

Studying the Arts

Wed Sep 21, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th East

This session, hosted by UChicago Arts and the Division of the Humanities, will present information about arts majors, minors, co-curricular arts activities, and campus arts partners and resources. Bill Michel, Executive Director of UChicago Arts and the Logan Center will do a short presentation followed by breakout sessions based on discipline, allowing students to get one-on-one time with representatives from departments to address common questions and concerns. 

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09/21/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th East
 
3pm
Sustainability Walking Tour

Sustainability Walking Tour

Wed Sep 21, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 112, 1160 East 58th Street

Did you know that the University of Chicago’s campus is a certified botanic garden? Did you know that we protect our soil by using beets to help us melt snow during the winter? Learn about this and more by joining the Office of Sustainability on our sustainability walking tour, where we’ll explore the green side of campus by looking at LEED certified buildings, solar-powered trash compacters, and campus gardens maintained by students. Meet in Room 112 for a five minute presentation before the tour. Note: Event is limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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09/21/2016 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 112, 1160 East 58th Street
 
4pm
 
Neuroscience Open House

Neuroscience Open House

Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, 900 East 57th Street

Come join us at an open house for students interested in the new Neuroscience major. You will have an opportunity to learn more about our multidisciplinary curriculum as well as ask any questions regarding the program that you may have. Stay after the brief presentation to meet our Neuroscience faculty and your fellow peers while enjoying hors d’oeuvres.

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09/21/2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, 900 East 57th Street
 
LGBTQ "What's the Tea?"

LGBTQ "What's the Tea?"

Wed Sep 21, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

New Maroons are invited to join us for a reception with LGBTQ student life, which will feature queer and trans student leaders and other allies. Come to learn about queer life at the University and meet new people. This program is open to all students but is designed to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and/or asexual students build community and peer networks. 

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09/21/2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
5pm
 
Zen Meditation at Rockefeller

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller

Wed Sep 21, 5:00 PM to 5:50 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

Still your mind with a half hour of Zen meditation at Rockefeller. 5 PM instruction for those who desire it, 5:30 to 5:50 PM meditation (usually 5:30 to 6:05 PM followed a dharma talk or discussion until 6:30 PM). Repeated every Wednesday.

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09/21/2016 - 5:00pm to 5:50pm
Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
Incubator Demo Day

Incubator Demo Day

Wed Sep 21, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Polsky Exchange North, 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor

The Incubator at the Polsky Exchange provides space, mentorship, and support to early-stage startups, helping them achieve critical milestones and grow into sustainable businesses. We hope you can join us to celebrate their hard work and see demonstrations of the innovative products and services coming out of the Polsky Center!

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09/21/2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Polsky Exchange North, 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
 
6pm
Robert T Michael Presents "The Five Life Decisions"

Robert T Michael Presents "The Five Life Decisions"

Wed Sep 21, 6:00 PM

Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue

Join Robert T. Michael as he talks about how data can help you make smarter choices. The Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the Harris School of Public Policy will explain how young adults can apply economic principles to the major decisions in their lives. He’ll also share the surprising findings that came from following a cohort of millennials for three decades. Afterward, Michael will sign copies of his book The Five Life Decisions: How Economic Principles and 18 Million Millennials Can Guide Your Thinking.

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09/21/2016 - 6:00pm
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
7pm
Odyssey Scholar Welcome Reception

Odyssey Scholar Welcome Reception

Wed Sep 21, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 East 59th Street

Odyssey Scholars are invited to this reception to meet other students in the Odyssey community and to learn more about the scholarship and different resources available on campus. 

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09/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 East 59th Street
 
Hindu Student Sangam Open House

Hindu Student Sangam Open House

Wed Sep 21, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, Room 021, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

Please join us for light refreshments and an introduction to Hindu engagement at University of Chicago.

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09/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Rockefeller Chapel, Room 021, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
Secular Student Alliance Movie Night

Secular Student Alliance Movie Night

Wed Sep 21, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Suite 034, 1212 East 59th Street

Come watch a movie with the Secular Student Alliance! Meet current members and officers, munch on some refreshments, and unwind with a great movie!

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09/21/2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Suite 034, 1212 East 59th Street
 
8pm
 
Sex Signals

Sex Signals

Wed Sep 21, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 East 60th Street

Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP), Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS), and Catharsis Productions presents Sex Signals, which provides a provocative look at the issues of alcohol and other drugs, dating, sex, and consent through a combination of improvisational skits, education, and audience participation. Attend this optional session for an opportunity to learn more about these issues and the chance to win an Amazon gift card or Apple watch.

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09/21/2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 East 60th Street
 
 
 
Movie Night on the Quad

Movie Night on the Quad

Wed Sep 21, 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Bartlett Quad, 57th Street between Bartlett Dining Commons and the Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street

Join the Center for Leadership and Involvement for Movie Night on the Quad: Orientation Edition! Grab a friend and join us as we watch Captain America: Civil War. Limited snacks and soft drinks will be available starting at 7:30 PM. Bring a blanket to sit on!

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09/21/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Bartlett Quad, 57th Street between Bartlett Dining Commons and the Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street
 
9pm
Falafel Fest

Falafel Fest

Wed Sep 21, 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue

Stop by to fill a pita and meet other Jewish students on campus. Come sit out on our porch and enjoy the last hours of summer vacation. Feel free to bring your roommate and stay as long as you’d like. 

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09/21/2016 - 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
Hot Cookies, Ice Cream, and S'mores

Hot Cookies, Ice Cream, and S'mores

Wed Sep 21, 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Rohr Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue

Make Chabad your home as you meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Bring your roommates and enjoy cookies and ice cream on our deck on these last nights of summer.

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09/21/2016 - 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Rohr Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue