Summer Session

September Term

September Term at UChicago

Now summer extends into September!

A three-week intensive course option, September Term provides opportunities for students in the College to fulfill major and general education course requirements at a time when their summer employment, internships, and other activities have ended, but fall quarter courses have not yet begun. As with Summer Quarter undergraduate course offerings, each September Term course is the equivalent of a 100-unit, regular academic year course.  Students should only enroll in one course and can take courses either in-person or via remote instruction.

2023 September Term courses will take place from August 28- September 15, 2023.  There will be no class on Monday, September 4 due to the Labor Day holiday. 

September Term Course Offerings

College student registration for September Term courses begins March 1 and the UChicago Course Search will be available shortly before then. See the Current UChicago Summer Students page for additional information about registration.  Below is a full list of courses that will be offered in September Term.

    These courses take place on the UChicago Hyde Park campus and are only open to UChicago students who will be in their second, third, or fourth years in the 2023-2024 academic year.  

    Subject Number Section Course Title
    ARTH 17002 91 Drawing and the Making of Architecture
    ARTV 10100 97 Visual Language: On Images
    BIOS 10130 91 Principles of Biology
    BPRO 24193 91 Water, Water, Everywhere?
    CHST 20100 91 Chicago Introductions
    CRWR 12150 91 Intro to Genres: Writing for TV: The Writers’ Room
    ENST 20806 91 Remaking the Prairie: The Cultural Politics of Ecological Restoration
    ENST 22211 91 Riding about the South Side
    FREN 10300 91 Beginning Elementary French III
    HMRT 24823 91 International Human Rights Law and Practice
    IRHU 20100 91 Introduction to Humanistic Inquiry and Research Design
    MACS 20500 92 Computing for the Social Sciences
    PARR 13000 91 Public Speaking: Theory and Practice
    PHIL 21420 91 Introduction to the Problem of Free Will
    PHSC 13410 91 Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
    PSYC 20500 91 Developmental Psychology: Theories & Techniques
    SPAN 10305 91 Intensive Elementary Spanish 3: Exploring Pilsen

    These remotely taught courses are only open to UChicago students who will be in their second, third, or fourth years in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

    Subject Number Section Course Title
    DATA 11800 91 Introduction to Data Science I
    ECON 10700 91 Introductory Game Theory
    PHSC 28500 91 Effective Writing in the Sciences
    STAT 22000 92 Statistical Methods and Applications

    Summer Language Institute Heritage Language Courses
    These courses are open to incoming and current UChicago undergraduate and graduate students.  See the SLI page for additional information.

    Subject Number Section Course Title
    CHIN 11400 91 Heritage Chinese: Developing Foundational Skills
    SPAN 10402 91 Heritage Spanish: Developing Foundational Skills

    The Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Chicago
    In September 2023, the College will be offering four courses at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Each course will be taught by University of Chicago and MBL faculty.  These intensive, three-week long courses meet for up to eight hours per day for 5–6 days per week, combining lectures with immersive labs and fieldwork. Each student can only enroll in one course. See the Marine Biological Laboratory's September Term page for application, costs, and additional details.

    September Term courses are not open to Visiting or Pre-college students; most are only open to second, third, and fourth years, but SLI Heritage Language Courses are also open to incoming first years.  All students should consult with their Academic Adviser before enrolling in a course. 

    Current College Students
    Beginning February 14, students need to request term activation and can then enroll in September Term courses through MyUChicago.  See the Current UChicago Students page for complete details and instructions and the UChicago Course Search for full course details. 

    Incoming UChicago students
    Incoming UChicago students can apply and find detailed information on the Incoming Students page and the Summer Language Institute page.

    Please check course enrollment at Class Search before submitting a Summer 2023 Undergraduate Course Waitlist Request form.  

    This form should only be used to request placement on a waitlist for:

    • current UChicago undergraduate or graduate students wishing to enroll in Summer Quarter courses or
    • current UChicago undergraduate students ONLY who wish to enroll in Summer Language Institute or September Term courses that are full

    Current or incoming UChicago graduate students wishing to enroll in Summer Language Institute courses that are full must submit the 2023 SLI Waitlist for Graduate Students. Contact your Dean of Students office if you have questions. 

    Questions? Contact Val Huston, Enrollment Manager, at

    As with Summer Quarter, costs associated with September Term are not included in the 2023-24 tuition schedule. For details on refund and drop deadlines, see the Summer Quarter page. See below for details on September Term housing and dining costs and eligibility.

    Need-based tuition aid will be available to students and families who qualify.  Visit Summer Financial Aid for more information.

    September Term Costs

    Tuition $4,500 per 100-unit course
    Student Services Fee $500
    Housing and Dining (optional) $2,400 for three weeks; $600 for gap week between September Term and Autumn Quarter Move-in

September Term Housing

On-campus housing and dining for Summer Session (including Summer Quarter and September Term) will cost $1,100 per week and all housing assignments must include the dining plan. A $1000 deposit is required to complete the housing application and is not refundable, even if housing is cancelled prior to the appropriate finalization deadline.

This information does not apply to the Marine Biological Laboratory September Term courses; see the MBL page for details.

    During Summer Session 2023, students over the age of 18 will live in a residence hall that is used by UChicago undergraduates during the regular academic year. The specific residence hall will be announced during Spring 2023.  These air-conditioned facilities offer single and double rooms. Each floor is accessible by elevator and has a community bathroom. We designate gender-specific areas in Summer Session residence halls, including community bathrooms.  Single-user bathrooms are also available in each community.

    All bedrooms are fully furnished with an extra-long twin bed, desk and chair, dresser, bookshelves, lighting, and window treatments. Amenities include: weekly linen exchange, multiple lounges and recreation rooms, computer labs, music practice rooms, laundry facilities, wireless internet service, vending and ice machines, and 24-hour front desk service. 

    The Summer Session Office can only make housing arrangements for students in the buildings assigned to us by Summer Conferences; we cannot make arrangements for any other type of campus housing (married student housing, I-House, sublets, etc.) and we cannot guarantee a particular building or room within the hall.

    Current UChicago and Visiting Students who are enrolled in at least one in-person course during Summer Quarter or September Term are eligible to apply for housing for the duration of their course.  Visiting Students who require a student visa must be enrolled in two in-person courses to be eligible.

    The period of assignment is based on course enrollment.  Students will be able to move into Summer Quarter or September Term housing on the Sunday before their course(s) begin and will move out the Saturday after their course ends.  Courses during Summer Quarter may begin as early as June 12 and may end as late as August 18. All September Term courses run from August 28 through September 15.

    If there is a gap between Summer Quarter and September Term courses, students will need to arrange outside accommodation during the gap period.  No storage of items will be available during a gap period; students are required to move all items out at the end of their Summer Quarter or September Term stay. 

    There is one exception: students who live in housing during September Term and who have a housing contract for Autumn Quarter 2023 do have the option of extending their September Term housing assignment to cover the week gap between September Term and Autumn Quarter.

    Feb 14 Summer Session Housing Application for Undergraduate Students opens
    May 1 Housing application deadline and finalization date for classes beginning June 12
    Jun 1 Housing application deadline and finalization date for classes beginning on or after July 3
    Jun 11 Move-in for Summer Quarter classes beginning June 12
    Jul 2 Move-in for Summer Quarter classes beginning July 3
    Aug 27 Move-in for September Term classes (all courses run Aug 28- Sep 15)

    Once you submit a housing application and deposit, housing arrangements will be made for you and you will be scheduled to move in the Sunday before your course begins, per the timeline above. These arrangements become final and binding on May 1 if your course begins on June 12 in Summer Quarter.  These arrangements become final and binding on June 1 if your course begins on or after July 3 and this applies to both Summer Quarter and September Term courses and housing.  After the appropriate finalization date, you will be held liable for all charges associated with housing and dining; these charges cannot be refunded or reduced after the appropriate finalization date.

    Housing and dining for Summer Session (including Summer Quarter and September Term) will cost $1,100 per week and all housing assignments must include the dining plan. A $1000 deposit is required to complete the housing application and is not refundable, even if housing is cancelled prior to the appropriate finalization deadline. After submitting the Summer Session Housing Application for Undergraduate Students, you will be directed to a CashNet payment site to pay your $1000 non-refundable deposit.

    Late Housing Applications
    If space permits, students may be able to add housing or dining after the application deadlines.

    Changes to Housing Arrangements
    If you change your housing and dining arrangements by reducing your number of weeks or withdraw from housing altogether after the June 1 finalization date, no matter when you were scheduled to move in, you will be held liable for all charges associated with your original arrangements. By submitting a housing application, you indicate you are aware of, and agree to abide by, the policy regarding finalization of housing arrangements.

    Additional Information
    If you have additional questions or need assistance, please email Val Huston,

    Students enrolled in summer courses who opt to live on campus can check in to their designated residence hall the day before their classes start, beginning Sunday, June 11, 2023 and no earlier.

    Unfortunately, the Summer Session office does not have any housing available during the time between the end of Spring Quarter and the beginning of Summer Quarter for current residents of UChicago undergraduate residences.  Those who are planning to stay on campus for Summer Quarter will still have to move out for the period between quarters and make arrangements for housing elsewhere. Questions about storage options in your current residence hall should be addressed to your current residence hall staff. The Summer Session office cannot guarantee or make arrangements for any other hall or for any other academic quarter.

    You must check out of your residence hall by 9 a.m. the day after your classes end. For example, if your last class is on Friday, June 30, then you must check out of the residence hall by 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 1. All Summer Session students must be checked out of the residence hall by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023.

    A Maroon Dollars-based meal plan is available to students living on campus for on-campus dining commons and can be used there or at a number of retail establishments on campus. No other dining options are available during the summer, and credit is not issued for meals not eaten. Commuter students are welcome to pay cash to eat in the dining hall when it is open.

    Summer Dining Commons have vegetarian and vegan options at every meal. If you have food allergies or other special dietary needs, please list them in the space provided on the Housing Application; Campus Dining needs advance notice to best accommodate any special needs. Please be aware that the kosher and halal stations in the dining hall during the regular academic year are not open during the summer.

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served cafeteria-style in the summer Dining Commons seven days a week. You may come in for meals at any time during serving hours:

    • Breakfast: 7:30–9:30 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    • Dinner: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

    Note that times are subject to change.

    In an effort to control waste, Campus Dining does not allow anyone to take food out of the dining commons other than to grab a cookie or an ice cream cone on your way out. Maroon Dollars will allow you to seek options outside of the dining hall if you are unable to go during regular serving hours. 

    Housing and dining for Summer Session (including Summer Quarter and September Term) will cost $1,100 per week.  All housing assignments must include the dining plan.

    Single rooms are available, but are limited in number. Please indicate your room preference on the housing application. 

    If you request to live in a double room or apartment and would like to request a specific roommate of the same gender, both you and that person must list each other as a requested roommate when requesting housing during your housing registration.

    When you check in to the hall, you will receive a room number and mailing address information.

    Mail can be picked up at the front desk of the hall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Front Desk will sign for all priority packages (24 hours a day). Students receiving packages will have a package slip in the expanding file at the Front Desk in the Summer Session section. Please do not have mail sent until you receive your room number at check-in. Mail that arrives for Summer Quarter students before they move in or after they depart will be returned to sender.

    The only people who can stay in your room are you and your roommate(s), if applicable. Guests are welcome to visit you in your residence hall room (so long as you meet them at the front desk and they sign in); however, guests cannot stay overnight in student rooms: no exceptions will be made. Hosts are always responsible for the behavior of campus guests; visitors are expected to conform to the behavioral standards set for students at the University.


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