Parents and families are highly valued members of the UChicago community. They have important roles in the success of the College and help ensure students make the most of their College experience. Whether supporting students on campus during Family Weekend, volunteering time or student internships, or financially supporting College programming, parents and families contribute to College students’ intellectual development and academic achievement.
Annual events celebrate and mark the progress students make throughout their College education, and they are as much for parents, family, and friends as they are for our students.
Engagement with the College can take many different forms, ranging from attending the University’s national Harper Lectures to giving initiatives to volunteer opportunities.
The College benefits from parents’ and families’ vast range of skills, interests, and talents. Whether writing welcome letters to parents of prospective College students, hosting internships and networking events for current students, or providing a helping hand during Family Weekend and other family-themed events, volunteering allows parents and families to contribute and be part of College life.
The generosity shown by families has helped to the College build and expand many of the hallmark programs that make it such a special place. We invite philanthropically-minded parents to consider making a gift to the College or getting involved with one of our giving groups listed below:
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