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UChicago Summer Session

Bringing together a community of idea-driven students from around the world, Summer Session at the University of Chicago is a great way to incorporate education into summertime fun. At UChicago, current and visiting students alike spend summer completing a requirement, concentrating on a particular subject, or trying something new, while also experiencing the city of Chicago at its liveliest. From outdoor music festivals and cafes to neighborhood street fairs, beaches, biking trails, and other amenities, UChicago and the city together offer students an unforgettable summer experience.

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Summer 2020 Undergraduate Programs

Summer 2020 High School Programs

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Summer Session Employment

Summer Session at the University of Chicago will welcome over 1,000 academically talented high school and undergraduate students from around the world to participate in intensive study within UChicago's unique scholarly environment. The Summer Session Office in the College hires faculty, senior lecturers, lecturers, and graduate students to teach summer quarter undergraduate courses in a variety of subjects, as well as specially designed courses for pre-college (academically advanced high school students ready to study at the undergraduate level) and visiting undergraduate students. It also hires graduate and undergraduate students to serve in various residential life staff positions, overseeing pre-college and undergraduate students in on-campus housing.

Summer Session by the Numbers