Student Life

Family Orientation Schedule

Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20, 2020

O-Week isn't just for students. During the Saturday and Sunday of O-Week, the College plans a number of events for parents and families to provide information and resources that will be helpful throughout students' time in the College. Below is an outlined schedule of the first two days of Orientation to help in planning your trip to campus in the fall. Parents will be able to download our College Family Programs App in September and will receive a copy of our Family O-Book when your student checks in for Orientation. Both will contain full details of all events.

Saturday, September 19

9 a.m. Residence hall check-in begins
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch available
1 - 4 p.m. Orientation check-in for Students and Family Resources Fair
2 - 4:30 p.m. Drop-in open houses at select campus resources
5 p.m. Night in the city. Students will be busy with Orientation events, so families are free to enjoy the city of Chicago on their own.

Sunday, September 20

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Family Orientation: Enjoy a morning of interest sessions and discussions designed specifically for parents and families. A complete list of session offerings will be available in the Family O-Book.

Please Note:  A free luggage check will be available on Sunday from 8am to 6:00pm in Ida Noyes Hall.

12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch available
2:15 p.m.

Move to Opening Convocation viewing locations. Students will view the Opening Convocation in Rockefeller Chapel. Parents and family members will view the convocation from Harper Quad.

Parents should use this time to say goodbye to their student and wish them well for the upcoming academic year. Students must be seated in the Chapel by 2:45 p.m.

3 - 4 p.m. Opening Convocation
4 - 6 p.m. Family Reception with President Robert J. Zimmer and Dean of the College John W. Boyer

From Sunday evening through the remainder of O-Week, students will be involved in a series of activities and meetings that will have them busy all day. Parents are encouraged to say their good-byes prior to the Opening Convocation, and you should not expect them to have much free time until Orientation is complete.