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Academics

Summer Session

Bringing together a community of idea-driven students from around the world, Summer Session at the University of Chicago is a favorite 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 City together offer students an unforgettable summer experience.

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Summer Opportunities

Registration and Housing

Following is information for current UChicago undergraduate students. Visiting undergraduates and high school students should visit summer.uchicago.edu for more information.

Current UChicago undergraduate students must request access to register for courses during the summer through myUChicago. Please navigate to Academics > Classes and Registration > Summer Activation Request Form. For full instructions, see this page on the Registrar's website. Once that access has been granted, you may register for courses.

Registration for regular Summer Session courses typically begins in early February. To review the course offerings and enroll in regular courses, visit your MyUChicago page. You must register for undergraduate courses on my.uchicago.edu before the dates below. After those dates have passed for the respective sessions, you will have to contact the Summer Session Office at summersession@uchicago.edu in order to register.

Visit the Summer Session FAQs page for more details on registration, and consult your College advisor if you need information about course selection during the summer. 

Please note the following important dates:

Program/Session

Add Deadline

Drop Deadline

First day of session

Session 1: 3-week programs

May 31

2nd day of class

June 24, 2019

Session 1: 5-week programs

May 31

4th day of class

June 24, 2019

Session 2

June 21

2nd day of class

July 15, 2019

Session 3

July 5

4th day of class

July 29, 2019

Session 4

July 12

2nd day of class

August 5, 2019

Summer Language Institute May 31 2nd day of class June 24, 2019

All students must be officially registered for any summer quarter undergraduate courses they attend; “sitting in” is not allowed. Please note that College students are not permitted to take courses for a grade of R (the grade showing that a student is “registered” or auditing a course); they must take courses for either a quality letter grade or pass/fail.

The Summer Session Office will begin accepting housing applications for UChicago students in March 2019.

  • Limited housing is available on campus for current UChicago students attending Summer Quarter or Summer Language Institute courses, as well as for students working or doing research on campus. Most Summer Session residential programs are housed in Campus North Residential Commons, but some undergraduate students may be placed in other residence halls where space is available.
  • Apply online here.
  • Current UChicago students can move in to their designated residence hall the Sunday before their classes start, but no earlier. They must check out of the residence hall by 9 a.m. on the Saturday after their classes end. For example, if your last class is on Friday, July 12, then you must check out of the hall by 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. All Summer Session students must be checked out of the hall by 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
  • Unfortunately, the Summer Session Office cannot provide student housing between the end of Spring Quarter and the beginning of Summer Session.
  • Summer Session cannot provide storage for students’ belongings before the scheduled check in or after check-out.

For more information on housing, visit the Summer Session FAQs page.

Summer 2019 tuition is $4,085 per regular 100-unit course. On-campus housing option is available; in order to secure housing, a $500 deposit is required.

For the Summer Business Scholars Program, the inclusive program fee (tuition, room, board) is $6,800.

Financial aid information will be available soon. Financial aid application/re-application instructions are available at financialaid.uchicago.edu. Students will also receive an email with summer financial aid application instructions.

Students who are considering taking a summer course at another institution should complete the following steps:

  • Read the Transfer Credit Policy with care: it will outline the procedures you need to follow before you take a class to make sure your coursework will transfer to your University of Chicago degree program.
  • Speak to one’s College Adviser about the feasibility of such a plan. The Adviser can answer any questions one might have and help explain the details of the process. 

For more information on Summer Session, please review the Summer Session FAQs or reach out to the following contacts:

For questions about:

Contact:

On-campus housing

summersession@uchicago.edu

Financial aid for summer courses

college-aid@uchicago.edu or 773.702.8666

Academic advising

collegeadvising@uchicago.edu or 773.702.8615

Late registration

summersession@uchicago.edu

General Summer Session inquiries

summersession@uchicago.edu

Frequently Asked Questions