Student Life

College Programs & Events

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

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.

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 connect students and families to the College through transition-focused programs and events, while also seeking to build stronger community on campus. The CPO celebrates significant milestones that reinforce lifelong institutional affinity and engagement with the University.

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