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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 your summer plans. 

The application for Summer 2021 programs will open early in 2021. 

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Summer Undergraduate Programs

Summer Session by the Numbers

Information for Students

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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.

  • New course proposals for Summer 2021 from instructor candidates will be due in late October 2020.
  • The residential staff application process for Summer 2021 will begin in January 2021. 

Summer High School Programs