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College Programming and Orientation

Welcome, Class of 2026

Congratulations on your admission to UChicago. We are excited to welcome you as a member of our community in the fall and look forward to supporting your academic journey as a proud student in the College. Visit the Upcoming Events box for virtual summer transitional programs and save the date for College Orientation 2022, kicking off on Wednesday, September 21. 

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Orientation Summer Events

Prepare for Your Arrival

Upcoming Programs & Events

Unique programming for incoming first-year and transfer students.

Visit the full College Calendar of Events here
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Parents & Families

Parents & Families

Welcome to the UChicago community of parents and families. As your student begins to make the transition into the College, we know that there will be a period of transition for you as well. As a parent or family member of a UChicago student, you are considered part of the extended UChicago community. We hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities we offer to engage with the faculty, staff, students, and alumni on campus and around the world. 

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Living On Campus

Incoming students not participating in a Pre-Orientation Program will move into their assigned residence hall in late September. Students must select a move in timeslot from provided options in their housing application. Click here for general information about move-in.

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Discover Chicago

One of the defining aspects of study at UChicago is its setting in the city of Chicago and the Hyde Park neighborhood. Here, opportunities to interact with the city’s cultural institutions, neighborhoods, and more are woven into student life. Chicago offers countless experiences—in every field imaginable—that connect learning on campus to the world outside the classroom.

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