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 the first week of June 2021!

Become a Peer Mentor

80-100 positions available

The College Programming Office is looking to hire 80-100 upper-class students to serve as Peer Mentors for the UChicago Mentoring Program. Mentors will be assigned to groups of incoming students made up of ~20-25 incoming students. Engagement between Mentors and incoming students will begin over the summer, and continue throughout the fall quarter with meaningful interactions during Orientation Week!

Peer Mentors are expected to attend training sessions during the spring quarter before they begin communicating with their mentees and again in the fall. Mentors will also receive UCMP swag, leadership opportunities, and opportunities to attend quarterly socials exclusively for mentors.

    Meghan Bonnist

    Meghan is a third-year from Suffern, New York pursuing a double major in environmental science and environmental and urban studies. On campus she is on the Women’s Lacrosse team, an EPIC intern, and a social media coordinator for the Student Alumni Committee. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring downtown Chicago!

    Claudia Klink

    Claudia is a second-year from Alexandria, Virginia pursuing a major in global studies and a minor in media arts and design. She works with the global studies department as its communications assistant, and interns at a Chicago-based marketing firm. In her free time, she loves scrapbooking, playing guitar, and writing.

    Timmy Lin

    Timmy is a third-year from Taiwan pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Economics. On campus, he serves as the Vice President of Taiwanese American Student Association and is involved in the juggling club. He is a big fan of cooking, traveling, and playing pool with his friends. 

    Hayley Mirabile

    Hayley is a second-year from the southwest suburbs of Chicago pursuing a major in public policy with minors in human rights and creative writing. She is also a member of the University’s Motet Choir. In her free time, Hayley enjoys writing poetry, baking, and watching TikToks. 

    Neville Nazareth

    Neville is a second year from Milwaukee, WI pursuing a degree in Economics with a Specialization in Data Science. On campus, he has held multiple research positions, sits on the Committee on Recognized Student Organizations with Student Government, and plays the flute in the University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra. In his free time, he enjoys cooking/baking, listening to music, watching soccer, and being involved with house activities!

    Rose Pikman

    Rose is a second-year at the college majoring in history. She is originally form Berlin, Germany, but went to high school in Dallas, TX. Besides participating in two research projects on campus, she tutors German at local high schools in Hyde Park through the Spark Program and is a member of the International Student Advisory Committee.

    Jeffrey Sun

    Jeffrey is a second-year attempting majors in Fundamentals and Chemistry. Outside of class, Jeffrey is a part of Phoenix Sustainability initiative on campus, is an actor in University Theater, and spends the rest of his time on TikTok. He also loves to drink Sprite.

    Jillyn Turunen

    Jillyn is a second-year from Glendora, California who is majoring in pre-med neuroscience and double-minoring in biology and chemistry. Outside of class, she is involved in labs at UChicago Medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, and City of Hope. She also volunteers with the Robie House and CoachArt and is a part of UC Cheer and Le Vorris and Vox Circus. 

    2021 Application Cycle

    • Applications open - February 1
    • Applications close - February 21
    • Interviews following the close of the application
    • Training Dates - TBD, scheduled a monthly basis 
    • Participation in O-Week program

    Learn about our O-Team Positions by attending an Information Sessions -- more information coming soon ---