Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Smart Start: Coffee and Calligraphy

Smart Start: Coffee and Calligraphy

Thu Sep 22, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue

Join the Smart Museum of Art for an O-Week wake-up in our beautiful courtyard! Enjoy free coffee and breakfast treats, and learn how to draw using two viscous liquids: black coffee and sumi ink.

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09/22/2016 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue
 
 
Registration for the Academic Year Continues

Registration for the Academic Year Continues

Thu Sep 22, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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09/22/2016 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
 
9am
 
Mandatory International Student Organization

Mandatory International Student Organization

Thu Sep 22, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

This international student orientation will familiarize students in F-1 and J-1 status with their legal rights and responsibilities, including maintaining valid immigration status, employment authorization, and travel issues. Breakfast will be served.

Note: Attendance is mandatory for all international undergraduate students in F-1 and J-1 status new to the University. Please arrive at the Cloister Club promptly by 9:00 AM.

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09/22/2016 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 East 59th Street
 
10am
Phoenixfest

Phoenixfest

Thu Sep 22, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

Come check out the many resources our University and Hyde Park community have to offer! Intramurals, sport clubs, local shops, bike tune-ups, employment opportunities, food, massages, music, and so much more! Everything you need to know about how to get information and stay involved will all be in one place for your convenience and fun.

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09/22/2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue
 
 
 
Bulls and Buns: Breakfast and Scavenger Hunt at the Oriental Institute

Bulls and Buns: Breakfast and Scavenger Hunt at the Oriental Institute

Thu Sep 22, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Oriental Institute Museum Galleries, 1155 East 58th Street

A Colossal Statue of King Tut. A 40-ton Winged Bull. Ann Sather’s Cinnamon Rolls. Experience all this and more as you hunt for ancient secrets in the Oriental Institute. View the museum’s renowned collections excavated from ancient sites in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Israel. Don’t miss this opportunity to see art and artifacts that visitors from around the world travel thousands of miles to see! Breakfast will be provided by the Ann Sather Swedish Bakery, a Chicago restaurant landmark renowned across town for their famous cinnamon rolls. The breakfast and hunt are free.

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09/22/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Oriental Institute Museum Galleries, 1155 East 58th Street
 
11am
 
The Blueprint: Your Introduction to Involvement in Student Organizations and Activities

The Blueprint: Your Introduction to Involvement in Student Organizations and Activities

Thu Sep 22, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue

The Center for Leadership and Involvement wants to help you make the most of your experience at UChicago by helping you get involved in organizations and activities that fit your interest. Let us help you create a plan for your involvement! In addition, we will have food served by your Student Government representatives, tours of our campus radio station, entertainment by some of our Acapella and dance organizations, and much more.

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09/22/2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Reynolds Club, Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue
 
 
Student Government Welcome Bash

Student Government Welcome Bash

Thu Sep 22, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Reynolds Club & Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue

Drop by for free barbecue, music, games, and information on how to get involved with Student Government (SG). Meet your campus representatives and learn more about running for a position on SG’s College Council. Visit sg.uchicago.edu for more information.

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09/22/2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Reynolds Club & Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue
 
 
 
Library Boot Camp

Library Boot Camp

Thu Sep 22, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street

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

(See 9/21 listing of this event for details.)

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09/22/2016 - 11:30am to 3:00pm
Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street
 
12pm
 
Yoga

Yoga

Thu Sep 22, 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

This class will explore the benefits of various asanas (poses) including hip-openers, backbends, twists, and core-strengtheners. Vinyasa flow sequencing is included with emphasis on the breath. Come as you are!

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09/22/2016 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue
 
 
Transfer Student Lunch

Transfer Student Lunch

Thu Sep 22, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

This lunch will be hosted by returning transfer students, who will answer your questions and offer advice on how to make the smoothest transition to the University.

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09/22/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street
 
Roman Catholic Mass and Student Luncheon

Roman Catholic Mass and Student Luncheon

Thu Sep 22, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Calvert House (Catholic Student Center), 5735 South University Avenue

Join the Roman Catholic community on campus for mass and lunch. Meet new and returning students and learn more about the ministries and community of Calvert House.

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09/22/2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Calvert House (Catholic Student Center), 5735 South University Avenue
 
1pm
 
Tour the Polsky Exchange

Tour the Polsky Exchange

Thu Sep 22, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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

The Polsky Exchange is a 34,000-square foot co-working space and Incubator for startups at the University of Chicago. You’re invited to tour the co-working space, meeting rooms, classrooms, and Fab Lab, plus meet our staff and sign up to be a member. (Additional sessions offered on 9/23.)

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09/22/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Polsky Exchange North, 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
 
PSAC Open House

PSAC Open House

Thu Sep 22, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Rosenwald Hall Lobby, 1101 East 58th Street

Now that you’re officially on the other side of the college admissions process, come join the Prospective Students Advisory Committee (PSAC) for fun and food and to learn how you can help new prospies fall in love with UChicago, just like you did! 

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09/22/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Rosenwald Hall Lobby, 1101 East 58th Street
 
 
The CKP (Civic Knowledge Project) Experience

The CKP (Civic Knowledge Project) Experience

Thu Sep 22, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Bus will leave promptly at 1:00 PM from the corner of 59th Street and University Avenue

Join the Civic Knowledge Project as we head over to the Bronzeville neighborhood for a conversation with the Senior Statesman of Chicago’s South Side, civil rights activist and oral historian Timuel D. Black, who will discuss how important it is for UChicago students to connect to Chicago’s South Side and how you can get involved with the Civic Knowledge Project (CKP).

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09/22/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bus will leave promptly at 1:00 PM from the corner of 59th Street and University Avenue
 
Afternoon Tea and Voter Registration

Afternoon Tea and Voter Registration

Thu Sep 22, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Brent House, 5540 South Woodlawn Avenue

Open House with tea, light refreshments, and voter registration at Brent House, the Episcopal Center on campus. 

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09/22/2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Brent House, 5540 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
 
Optional Chemistry Accreditation Test

Optional Chemistry Accreditation Test

Thu Sep 22, 1:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 101, 1020 East 58th Street

If you have taken college-level courses in chemistry, you may take an optional accreditation test to determine your placement and credit. AP and IB courses usually do not provide sufficient background for the accreditation test. However, a score of 5 on the AP Chemistry test grants credit for General Chemistry (Chem 11100-11200-11300). Please bring a calculator and pencil with eraser. 

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09/22/2016 - 1:30pm to 4:45pm
Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 101, 1020 East 58th Street
 
2pm
 
Meetings About Financial Aid and Billing

Meetings About Financial Aid and Billing

Thu Sep 22, 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM

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

2:00 - 3:00 PM and 3:15 - 4:15 PM

The Office of College Aid strongly recommends attendance at this general information session if you receive any type of financial aid. You will receive financial aid information and have the opportunity to ask questions about outside scholarships, loan disbursements, billing, and renewal of aid.

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09/22/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street
 
 
Student Account and Money Management Workshop

Student Account and Money Management Workshop

Thu Sep 22, 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street

2:00 - 3:00 PM and 3:15 - 4:15 PM

Representatives from the Office of the Bursar will conduct an information seminar on how to successfully manage your student account and beyond. Some of the topics covered are understanding your bill, payment information, tuition refunds, and money management basics. Representatives from Citibank will be available to answer questions about banking basics including check-writing, ATM usage and credit versus debit cards. Knowing how to manage your student and bank accounts will lead to successful money management now and beyond.

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09/22/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
 
3pm
 
Performing Arts RSOs and Theater and Performance Arts Panel

Performing Arts RSOs and Theater and Performance Arts Panel

Thu Sep 22, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Reynolds Club, FXK Theater on the Third Floor, 5706 South University Avenue

Meet the different performing arts organizations including dance, theater, film, improv, commedia, and circus. Get involved sooner than later. Pick up discounted tickets to A Winter’s Tale!

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09/22/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Reynolds Club, FXK Theater on the Third Floor, 5706 South University Avenue
 
Breathing Room

Breathing Room

Thu Sep 22, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Take a deep breath during a busy week, day, or quarter. Relax on the couches, talk with a friend, color a mandala, enjoy the quiet of the meditation space, or hang out with Spiritual Life staff—every breath is yours. Light refreshments available, all are welcome.

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09/22/2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Suite 034, 1212 East 59th Street
 
 
Important Tax Information for Students

Important Tax Information for Students

Thu Sep 22, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 East 59th Street

3:00 - 3:30 PM and 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Financial Services will be providing an informational session on student-related tax issues. You will receive general information on what type of income is reportable and taxable, forms associated with reportable income, and general tax filing procedures. Anyone receiving scholarships, awards, or compensation should attend. Note: Financial Services cannot provide personal tax advice.

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09/22/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 East 59th Street
 
4pm
 
Mitchell Tower Change Ringing Bell Tour

Mitchell Tower Change Ringing Bell Tour

Thu Sep 22, 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Mitchell Tower, 5706 South University Avenue

Change Ringing is a team sport, a musical performance, an antique art, and a demanding pattern-based exercise all at once! Come learn about the precision required to make music with these swinging bells and the friendships it helps develop. Tours depart from the University seal, located on the floor of the main lobby in the Reynolds Club. The tour involves climbing four flights of stairs to the ringing room. An optional ladder climb will take you higher up to the bells and further to the roof of Mitchell Tower.

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09/22/2016 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Reynolds Club, Mitchell Tower, 5706 South University Avenue
 
6pm
 
Aims of Education Address

Aims of Education Address

Thu Sep 22, 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 2020, entering transfer students, and invited faculty. Video Simulcast available at Harper Memorial Library, Room 140, 1116 East 59th Street.)

John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, will introduce the speaker, Geof Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. 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

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09/22/2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, (Seating in the Chapel will be limited to the Class of 2020, entering transfer students, and invited faculty. Video Simulcast available at Harper Memorial Library, Room 140, 1116 East 59th Street.)
 
7pm
 
Aims of Education Colloquia in the Houses

Aims of Education Colloquia in the Houses

Thu Sep 22, 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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09/22/2016 - 7:45pm to 8:45pm
House Lounges
 
9pm
InterVarsity Game Night

InterVarsity Game Night

Thu Sep 22, 9:00 PM to 11:59 PM

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

Are you interested in hanging out, playing tons of board games, and meeting others who are just as competitive at Bananagrams as you? Join InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for game night! Upperclass students will be on call at each of the Residence Halls to walk with you to Ida Noyes. Check our Facebook page to find out who to look for. Come ready to have fun!

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09/22/2016 - 9:00pm to 11:59pm
Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street, Suite 034
 
Late Night Labyrinth

Late Night Labyrinth

Thu Sep 22, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Classics Quad, 1010 East 59th Street

Experience this ancient form of meditation and prayer by walking a candlelit labyrinth outside on the Classics Quad. All religious traditions (and none) are welcome. 

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09/22/2016 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Classics Quad, 1010 East 59th Street
 
Meet and Greet with the Hillel Student Leadership Board

Meet and Greet with the Hillel Student Leadership Board

Thu Sep 22, 9:30 PM

Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Enjoy famous kosher hot dogs and trimmings with chilled drinks on the deck at Chabad House. Mull over the Aims of Education address and meet first years and returning students at this cool event. Bring your roommates and friends. 

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09/22/2016 - 9:30pm
Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 S. Woodlawn Avenue