Other Events

ArtsPass Exclusive: The Hutchins Plan

Fri Sep 30, 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM

The Revival, 1160 East 55th Street

Join us at The Revival - the improv and sketch comedy club at the birthplace of the art form. Named for former University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins, this show features an ensemble of UChicago improvisers alongside a rotating cast of Special Guests for an evening of hilarious Chicago-style improv comedy. For more information and to get tickets, visit artspass.uchicago.edu. $5 includes admission to the show and free pizza.

Audition for UT's Autumn Season!

Tue Sep 27, 7:00 PM to Wed Sep 28, 10:00 PM

Cobb Hall, 3rd Floor, 5811 South Ellis Avenue

University Theater is open to all current University of Chicago students, regardless of major. Every quarter is a new opportunity to get involved and start learning, making friends, and making art! Sides are now available! (But preperation is not required.)

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Bagels & Books: An Open House for Lutheran Campus Ministry

Sun Sep 25, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5550 South Woodlawn Avenue

An open house for Lutheran Campus Ministry! Bagels, coffee, and free books! Come for breakfast and conversation, and/or join us for Augustana worship at 8:15 am or 10:45 am. All are welcome, always!

Blessing of Backpacks, Bikes, and Brains, Plus Holy Eucharist and Supper

Sun Sep 25, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Brent House, 5540 South Woodlawn Avenue

For centuries the church has blessed nearly everything. Your time has come! Bring your backpacks, electronic devices, bikes, your whole selves (including your brains)-all the (portable) things-to this special service as we prepare for a new academic year. Be our guest for a free vegetarian supper afterwards. Blessing of everything this week, Eucharist and supper and other programming thereafter!

Center for College Student Success Open House

Wed Sep 28, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Harper Memorial Library, West Tower 406, 1116 East 59th Street

The Center for College Student Success (CCSS) provides advising, resources, and support to students in the College, especially those who are first in their family to attend college, from lower-income backgrounds or who may be undocumented or DACAmented. Stop by our open house to enjoy some refreshments, meet our staff, and learn more about the resources we have to offer.

Center for Identity + Inclusion Welcome (Back) Party

Wed Sep 28, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

New and returning students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate the start of the academic year at the Center for Identity + Inclusion. Enjoy the opportunity to meet and get to know members of the University community from across campus, learn about the programs and exciting opportunities and services offered by the center and build community. Hors d’ouevres reception.

College Kickoff

Wed Sep 28, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Harper Quadrangle, Behind Harper Memorial Library, 1116 East 59th Street

Join Dean Boyer and other members of the College administration for a cookout, music, and games to celebrate the beginning of another great academic year. All College students are invited to join the festivities. Free, class-specific giveaways will be handed out to the first 300 students in each class, so be sure to arrive early. Please bring your UCID and check in at the registration table.

Family Weekend

Fri Oct 14, 10:00 AM to Sun Oct 16, 10:00 AM

The College invites the families of students to visit campus to attend model classes, tour campus museums, and meet with College Advisers and administrators from the Study Abroad and Career Advancement offices. Please visit familyweekend.uchicago.edu or call the College Programming Office at 773.702.8616 for more information.

Homecoming

Sat Oct 15, 11:00 AM

56th Street between Ellis Avenue and Maryland Avenue

Celebrate at Homecoming’s main event, the block party, and stay to watch the Maroons take on Rhodes College. The block party includes the annual Inter-House Tug of War, judging of the banner contest, food, music, and more! Come out in your class T-shirt, grab a bite to eat, and help cheer your Maroons on to victory!

Homecoming Week

Mon Oct 10, 10:00 AM to Mon Oct 17, 10:00 AM

Be sure to check out Homecoming 2016! This year’s events include a variety of activities planned throughout the week including a special Maroon Monday, the annual banner contest, and much more. Visit homecoming.uchicago.edu for more information on events and to view the schedule.

Humanities Day

Sat Oct 15, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Keynote Address: 11:00 AM, Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue

Ever had one of those classes that you don’t want to end? The kind that engages both your intellect and your imagination? So have we! That’s why the Division of the Humanities sets a day aside each fall to celebrate the breadth of ideas that animates life at the University of Chicago. Humanities Day brings world-class thinkers to your doorstep, offering vibrant talks across a range of subjects. James Chandler, the Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of English Language and Literature and Cinema and Media Studies, and Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities, will deliver the keynote address, “Doing Criticism/Doing Without Criticism,” at 11:00 AM at Mandel Hall. Admission is free for all presentations, but registration is required. A full schedule and pre-registration are at humanitiesday.uchicago.edu.

Immunization Day

Sat Oct 1, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Student Health Service, Goldblatt Pavilion Entrance, Suite R-100, 860 East 59th Street

The State of Illinois requires all new students to provide proof of vaccination for Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), and Tetanus/Diphtheria before registration. Failure to submit immunization information properly will result in you being placed on restriction which will deny you access to University facilities and class enrollments. Immunization forms are available at studenthealth.uchicago.edu. Students who do not have access to their documentation or are missing vaccine information should attend this program. Additionally, all students are strongly encouraged to consider immunization against Meningitis, Hepatitis B, and Varicella Zoster (chicken pox). The required Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus/ Dipthheria vaccinations will be available free of charge. Vaccinations are available on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis.

Immunization Day

Sat Nov 5, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Student Health Service, Goldblatt Pavilion Entrance, Suite R-100, 860 East 59th Street

The State of Illinois requires all new students to provide proof of vaccination for Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), and Tetanus/Diphtheria before registration. Failure to submit immunization information properly will result in you being placed on restriction which will deny you access to University facilities and class enrollments. Immunization forms are available at studenthealth.uchicago.edu. Students who do not have access to their documentation or are missing vaccine information should attend this program. Additionally, all students are strongly encouraged to consider immunization against Meningitis, Hepatitis B, and Varicella Zoster (chicken pox). The required Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus/ Dipthheria vaccinations will be available free of charge. Vaccinations are available on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis.

Inflata-Dorm

Thu Sep 29, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue

Back-to-school BBQ celebrates art and architecture. Build a gigantic inflatable dorm sculpture inspired by Jeanne Gang’s design for the new Campus North Residence Hall and play in an architectural-themed cornhole tournament. Plus, Chicago-style hot dogs and cake! 

InterVarsity Game Night

Sun Sep 25, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Join InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for a night of community and worship. Students from all faith backgrounds and all denominations are welcome. The music will be a blend of contemporary Christian worship songs and traditional hymns. Come enjoy a relaxing time to unwind, reflect, and make new friends before classes start!

Maroon Monday

Mon Oct 10, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Main Quad, East 58th Street and Greenwood AvenueRain Location: Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue

Opening Reception: There Was A Whole Collection Made

Wed Sep 28, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue

The first public look at an inspiring collection of photography. Spanning the very earliest days of the medium to the near-present day, the special exhibition There was a whole collection made mines the Estate of Lester and Betty Guttman’s 2014 gift of 830 photographic works by 414 artists to the Smart Museum and introduces this vital new resource to scholars and the public.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Info Session

Wed Oct 5, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Harper Memorial Library, Room 284, 1116 East 59th Street

HarInterested in becoming a leader of character for the nation across the nation? Would you like to become a leader that can thrive in ambiguity and succeed in complex environments? ROTC represents the diversity of the men and women who serve and lead in uniform with the skills to succeed abroad as well as in their local communities. ROTC offers scholarships as well as cultural learning opportunities abroad. Join ROTC officers from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) programs to discuss how you can become part of an organization that teaches skills that are valuable in both civilian and military careers. Additionally, current UChicago ROTC students will be present to answer questions and describe life as a Cadet. Food will be provided.

Roman Catholic Mass

Sun Sep 25, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 - 6:00 PM
9:00 - 10:00 PM
(repeated every Sunday)

Join the Roman Catholic community on campus for mass and refreshments. This Sunday schedule is the academic year liturgy schedule.

Skeptical Sunday

Sun Sep 25, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

Join the Secular Student Alliance for a discussion of contemporary secular and skeptical issues, including information about how to get involved at both campus and national levels!

Snack & Chat

Fri Oct 14, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Reynolds Club, Room 016, 5706 South University Avenue

Join the Center for Leadership and Involvement for our first Snack & Chat of the year! This lunchtime program serves as an opportunity to network with RSO leaders and connect with the CLI Team. Stop by for the homecoming edition of Snack & Chat featuring free food and great music! Follow the University of Chicago Center for Leadership and Involvement on Facebook for more information.

South Side History Bike Tour

Sat Oct 1, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Registration Begins at Bartlett Quad, 5640 South University Avenue

Explore the social, cultural, and political history of Chicago’s South Side on this annual 15- mile bike tour led by College Dean John Boyer (History) and Professors Terry Nichols Clark (Sociology) and Mark Hansen (Political Science). Participants visit and learn about ten sites of historical prominence across the South Side. Participants must provide their own bike and helmet. Registration is required to participate and limited. To register, please visit: chicagostudies. uchicago.edu. For additional information, contact UCSC Associate Director Chris Skrable at cskrable@uchicago.edu or 773.834.1159.

Spiritual Life Open House & Lunch

Tue Sep 27, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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

From Atheist to Zoroastrian, our office serves everyone! Drop in to pick up information, learn about the resources available to you through Spiritual Life, meet our staff and student leaders of religious and spiritual groups on campus and check out our offerings and space, including a meditation room!

Stress Relief Day

Thu Oct 13, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge, 5706 South University Avenue

The Center for Leadership and Involvement has teamed up with Health Promotion and Wellness Center for Stress Relief Day. This event is a time for you to receive backrubs, indulge in some relaxing music, and eat some great delicious fall snacks. Come early and bring a friend! See you all there! Follow the University of Chicago Center for Leadership and Involvement on Facebook for more information.

Student Activities and Resource Fair

Fri Sep 30, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Main Quad, East 58th Street and Greenwood AvenueRain Location: Henry Crown Field House, 5550 South University Avenue

The Student Activities and Resource Fair serves as a way to help new students begin to make the most of their UChicago experience by introducing them to involvement and student employment opportunities! Looking for a job? This is a great time to connect with some University departments and outside organizations that have employment opportunities available. Résumés are encouraged but no required. Looking to get involved on campus? The fair is a great way to learn about our network of student organizations and meet students leaders that were once in your shoes and are excited to help you make your mark on campus.

Sunday at Rockefeller

Sun Oct 2, 11:00 AM to Wed Nov 2, 12:15 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

Sunday at Rockefeller sees an eclectic gathering of students, faculty, members of the wider community, drawn to the beauty of liturgy and music from both ancient and contemporary Christian tradition in this glorious space (used also by members of all religious traditions and for artistic and ceremonial programs of all kinds). At Rockefeller’s Sunday services, all are welcome at the communion table. This first Sunday of the new academic year, the newly auditioned student choir sings its first choral Sunday. 

Sunday Morning: Wings, Talk Shows and Football

Sun Sep 25, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Institute of Politics, 5707 South Woodlawn Avenue

Fall Sundays at the IOP mean two things: pro football and political talk shows. Head over to the house Sunday morning to grab some wings, watch the political Sunday shows, and tune in to the NFL games.

Tea & Pipes

Tue Sep 27, 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

Come every Tuesday, help yourself to a cup of tea, and listen to music from around the world on the University’s grand 8,565 pipe E.M. Skinner organ. If you are a good pianist, consider taking organ lessons!

Tenth Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Sun Sep 25, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Various locations in arts and cultural venues throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood

(See the 9/24 listing of this event or visit hydeparkjazzfestival.org for more details.)

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's RBC Race for the Kids 5K Run/Walk, Kids' Dash, and Kids' Mile

Sun Oct 16, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

58th Street and University Avenue (Center of the Main Quad)

This family-friendly event includes a 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Dash, and Kids’ Mile, and is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants. Last year, our sponsors, donors, and race participants raised nearly $350,000. We hope to exceed that number in 2016, and with your support we can. Comer Children’s is dedicated to serving the health needs of the community and furthering the knowledge of health care professionals and others devoted to children. Through your gifts, physicians and scientists can continue to provide excellent, compassionate care, and develop treatments and preventions for childhood diseases. To learn more and register for the race, visit race.uchicagokidshospital.org.

UChicago Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) Orientation

Sat Oct 1, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Reynolds Club, Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue

Join current UChicago students and Cadets to learn more about the ROTC program offered this year at UChicago. ROTC Orientation marks the official start of UChicago ROTC programming for the year which includes military science and physical training classes. All interested are welcome. Find out more about ROTC at UChicago straight from the source!

Worship and Lunch

Sun Sep 25, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Living Hope Church, 6414 South Cottage Grove Avenue

Join students from the Living Hope RSO and families from Hyde Park as well as Woodlawn, where a beautiful mix of cultures and classes are worshiping and working together, sharing resources and responsibilities as one family in the grace of Jesus. Visit LivingHopeChicago.org for our shuttle bus schedule.