Student Life

College Programs & Events

UChicago's four-year, co-curricular offerings help students develop skills, commemorate milestones, and make lifelong memories.

Pre-Orientations & Summer Experiences

Unique opportunities for incoming students to explore the UChicago way of life before the start of the academic year.

Send-Off Parties & Launchpad Receptions

Local gatherings for the incoming class hosted by UChicago families and alumni.

College Orientation

The College's official welcome celebration and introduction to UChicago's campus, traditions, and community of scholars.

UChicago Mentoring Program

A program that connects incoming students with upper-class mentors to aid in their transition to the College.

Family Weekend

An annual celebration of the important impact parents and families have on the lives of UChicago students and our campus community.


An event exclusively for second-year students focused on supporting ongoing academic success. 

Taking the Next Step

A conference-style event providing career exploration for first-year students through alumni networking.

Signature Class Events

Celebrations held for each class year at fun and exciting venues across Chicago.

Senior Programming

A series of events celebrating the culmination of the College experience for seniors. 

Student Leadership and Honorary Opportunities

UChicago recognizes the contributions of undergraduate students by offering a variety of leadership opportunities, and the awarding of academic honors.

A group of students dance on a football field in front of a large crowd of other students.

About Our Office

College Programming and Orientation (CPO) works to create a sense of class community and institutional affinity through the implementation of a four-year, co-curricular programming model that emphasizes skill development and preparation for future endeavors. From Orientation through Senior Week, the CPO supports students through their undergraduate careers by offering timely programs and initiatives specific to each class. Along with intentional programming and communications for parents and families, such as Family Orientation and Family Weekend, the CPO also provides significant markers and memories that reinforce the role of life-long stewardship and active participation within the College.

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