The College is delighted to welcome the Class of 2027 and incoming transfer students to the University. Orientation Week, or O-Week, began in 1934 as a way to introduce a new class of students to the traditions and community that has made the University of Chicago a unique destination for students from around the world. This multi-day series of events, programs, and meetings provides new students with an in-depth overview of how the College works.
Incoming students will move-in on either Tuesday, September 19 or the morning of Wednesday, September 20. More information about move-in will be provided by Housing and Residence Life. Students selected for Pre-Orientation Programs will have a different move-in date.
The full schedule of events will be released in September via the College App. O-Week includes a mix of mandatory, signature, and social programs for incoming students. Check out the SAMPLE Student Schedule.
Programming for families and guests will happen on Wednesday, September 20. To learn more, check out the SAMPLE Family Orientation Schedule 2023.
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Religious Observances During Orientation
It often happens that religious holidays occur during Orientation. It is our goal that students will be able to fully observe their holiday without missing important information. The College makes every effort to offer multiple sessions and provide information in a variety of formats to meet students' needs.
The Office of Spiritual Life offers connections with a wide variety of religious organizations on campus, in Hyde Park and throughout the city of Chicago. Many students who are observant take advantage of the programs offered by UChicago Hillel and Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning during these times.
There are dedicated Kosher and Halal options available in Bartlett Dining Commons, Arley D. Cathey Dining Commons, and Baker Dining Commons. The Kosher stations are closed each week for the Sabbath and on all high holidays.