Student Life

College Programs & Events

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

Fall Quarter Update: The College Programming and Orientation team can now be reached via phone or text at 773.702.8616.

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Summer Experiences & Pre-Orientation Programs

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.

College Kick-Off and Academic Opportunities Fair

A welcome back cookout hosted by Dean Boyer for students, faculty, and staff in the College to celebrate the beginning of another great academic year! 

Family Weekend

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

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.