College Programming and Orientation

UChicago Mentoring Program

The UChicago Mentoring Program (UCMP) strives to foster community at the University of Chicago through peer mentorship. UCMP provides incoming first-year and transfer students with upper-class mentors to aid in their transition to College and the University of Chicago.

The goals of the UChicago Mentoring Program are:

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  • To assist incoming students in building relationships with upper-class students.
  • Provide new students with a personable connection to campus and the UChicago community.
  • Aid incoming students in their transition to College and UChicago.
  • Provide support and direction to new students when completing various to-dos relating to their transition to the University. 
  • Provide upper-class students with leadership opportunities and ways to engage and give back to the campus community.

Incoming students will receive an invitation from their Peer Mentor June 2024!

    50 positions available

    The College Programming Office is looking to hire 50 upper-class students to serve as Peer Mentors for the UChicago Mentoring Program. Engagement between Mentors and incoming students will begin over the summer, and continue through Orientation Week as small group leaders. Peer Mentors are expected to attend training sessions during the spring quarter before they begin communicating with their mentees. Mentors will also receive a stipend, along with UCMP swag.

    2024 Application Cycle

    • Applications open - January 15
    • Applications close - February 3
    • Interviews following the close of the application

    For more information, visit the Orientation Team Website at oteam.uchicago.edu