Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for Family Weekend 2017. Please note that all events are subject to change or cancellation without notice and new items will continue to be added up until the weekend of the event. Please also note that some events, such as Humantities Day , require separate registrations. The Model Class list will be posted during the week of October 16th . Attendees will receive an official copy of the schedule and Model Class list at check-in. If you have questions about any of the events listed below, please contact us anytime.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

Welcome Reception and Registration
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, Lobby, 1212 East 59th Street
Welcome to the University of Chicago! Please check in and pick up your registration materials, which include the weekend's schedule of events and other information. Luggage check is available from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Parking is available on-campus throughout Family Weekend in the Campus North Parking Garage. However, people remember that this is a work day so the garage will be quite crowded. Parking is also available on streets around campus where allowed by law.

University of Chicago Bookstore Open
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
970 East 58th Street
Pick up your UChicago gear and browse books by University faculty. The Univesity of Chicago Bookstore has the largest selection of UChicago appearal anywhere and a Barnes and Noble Cafe featuring Starbucks Coffee.

Chicago Economic Experience
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saieh Hall for Economics, First Floor near Main Lobby, 5757 South University Avenue
Explore the stories behind some of UChicago biggest economic innovators and see a Nobel Prize medal up-close in this hands-on, multimedia exhibit that introduces Chicago's incredibly durable economic tradition.

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Arts Incubator, Washington Park, 301 East Garfield Boulevard
The Arts Incubator offers community yoga classes throughout the year. Beginner Yoga is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques and is great for stress relief and overall relaxation. All materials are provided and admission is free.

Financial Aid Open House
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Walker Museum, Room 309, 1115 East 58th Street
Meet one-on-one with a financial aid officer to address any questions you may have about the financial aid process.

Self-Guided Tours of the Oriental Institute
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1155 East 58th Street
Families are welcome to visit the Oriental Institute and participate in self-guided activities, which include Family Activity Cards and interactive computer kiosks throughout. Admission is free.

Self-Guided Tours of the Smart Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5550 South Greenwood Avenue
The Smart Museum of Art is an intimate museum for bold encounters with art. As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of ancient, Old Master, modern, and contemporary art from across the globe. Current special exhibits include There was a Collection Made: Photography from Lester and Betty Guttman and Jessica Stockholder: Rose's Inclination, a special, immersive installation.

Ratner Athletics Center Open House
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5530 South Ellis Avenue
Designed by Cesar Pelli, the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center is a world-class athletic facility. Highlights include the Helen Myers-McLoraine Olympic-sized swimming pool, fitness facilities, competition and auxiliary gymnasiums, Chicago's Athletics Hall of Fame, the first Heisman trophy, and much more. Family members who wish to use the athletics facilities may purchase a guest pass if accompanied by their UChicago student.

UChicago Student-Athlete Day
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: To Be Announced
An opportunity to celebrate the positive virtues of sport and student-athletes, foster school spirit throughout the campus and take pride in being a Maroon.  Come join us for free food, free swag, contests, fun and games!  All students, alumni, families and friends are welcome!

Academic Advising Information Session
12:00 - 12:50 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
The College Academic Advising Offfice offers a wide range of resources aimed at helping students achieve their educational goals. During this session, a panel of College Advisers will discuss the approaches they use working with students to help them follow their individualized path through the curriculum, helping each student to meet their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Neighborhood Exploration Bus Tours
12:30, 2:00, & 3:30 PM
Bus departs from the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 59th Street.
Step aboard a Chicago Detours bus and enjoy an informative tour of Hyde Park. See the sights in this engaging cultural and historical experience. Space is limited, but we will have two buses for each tour time. Tours are 75 minutes long. There is no pre-registration for the tours.

Career Advancement Information Session
1:00 - 1:50 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
Learn how Career Advancement can support your student's search for job and internship opportunities as well as graduate and professional school programs. Parents are invited to attend a general overview of Career Advancement's services, followed by roundtable discussion groups covering summer opportunities in a variety of fields including arts, communications, education, government and non- profit, pre-professional planning in business, journalism, law, and the health professions, and the value of a liberal arts degree in the workplace (connecting majors to jobs and internships).

Study Abroad Information Session
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
Talk with a Study Abroad program coordinator and student alumni of Study Abroad to learn about the exciting study abroad programs sponsored by the College.

An Introduction to the College Center for Scholarly Advancement: Supporting Undergraduates through Nationally Competitive Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postgraduate Opportunities
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, East Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
Learn more about the newly created center dedicated to supporting undergraduate members of the College, as well as recent alum, plan, prepare and apply for nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships and postgraduate opportunities.  These opportunities include Fulbright, Truman, Udall, Marshall, Rhodes, among others, and support everything from undergraduate research and international engagement to fully funded graduate degrees in the UK.

Student Wellness at UChicago
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
Learn about the services we provide to support students' health. This workshop will cover how to access medical health, mental health, and health promotion services. Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) is a virtually integrated health service that serves as the primary care provider for University of Chicago Students. We are here to support healthy lifestyles and the academic success of our students.

The session will also include information about the University Student Health Insurance Plan (USHIP), the University’s health insurance requirements, and elective dental and vision plans that are available to all students, regardless of primary insurance.

Applying to UChicago and Other Highly Selective Universities
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 East 58th Street
Your family is invited to attend an information session designed specifically for siblings and other family members with Peter Wilson, Deputy Dean of Admissions and Chief of Staff.  This session will focus on tips for applying to UChicago and other highly selective colleges and universities, including how to write college admissions essays, ask for teacher recommendations, and apply for scholarships and financial aid. The session will be followed by a student-led campus tour that provides a glimpse into the diverse student experiences available at UChicago.

Resident Deans' Receptions
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Receptions will take place in your student's residence hall
Resident Deans and Resident Heads will host a drop-in reception to welcome families to their students' campus homes.

Residence Hall Address Information:

  • Burton-Judson Courts - 1005 East 60th Street, Judson Historic Library.
  • International House - East 59th Street, Homeroom, Second Floor
  • Max Palevsky Residential Commons - 5630 South University, Master's Residence.
  • Snell-Hitchcock Hall - 1009 East 57th Sgreet, Master's Residence.
  • Granville-Grossman Residential Commons West - 6031 South Ellis Avenue.
  • Granville-Grossman Residential Commons East - 6031 South Ellis Avenue.
  • Campus North Residential Commons East - 5500 South University Avenue, Master's Residence.
  • Campus North Residential Commons West - 5500 South University Avenue, Master's Residence.
  • Stony Island Hall - 5700 Island Avenue, Resident Head Apartment.

Shabbat at Family Weekend
Services at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM
The Rohn Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chabad is well-known for its outstanding Shabbat dinners. From the sweet melodies at the service to the delicious chicken soup with matzah balls and home-baked Challa, Shabbat at Chabad is a great experience. All are invited to join us regardless of background or affiliation. There is no charge for students. A small donation is requested for other. RVSP at www.jewishmaroons.com/rsvp.

DOC Films
7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street
 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Registration Continues
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street
Check-in for the weekend continues. Please pick up your registration materials which include the weekend's schedule of events and other information on all events. Luggage check is not available on this day. We encourage you to work with your student to drop off your bags. Luggage check will be available on Sunday morning.

University of Chicago Bookstore Open
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
970 East 58th Street
Pick up your UChicago gear and browse books by University faculty. The Univesity of Chicago Bookstore has the largest selection of UChicago appearal anywhere and a Barnes and Noble Cafe featuring Starbucks Coffee.

Mini Maroons
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Henry Crown Field House, 5550 South University Avenue
The University of Chicago welcomes younger family members (ages 6-12) to participate in Mini Maroons on Saturday morning. Kids will play games, create crafts, and meet new people! The registration fee includes a T-shirt, snacks, all sports activities and crafts.

Humanities Day
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Check-in at Stuart Hall, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue (in Harper Quad)
Explore new topics in literature, visual arts, linguistics, music, and more at the annual University of Chicago Humanities Day. The day will feature lectures, tours, and exhibits, as well as a keynote presentation by Professor James K. Chandler, the Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of English Language and Literature and Cinema and Media Studies; Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities and the Center for Disciplinary Innovation. The event is free, but an additional registration is required. Visit humanitiesday.uchicago.edu for more information and to pre-register.

Model Classes
9:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Attend a variety of classes, lectures, presentations, and performances through the College-sponsored Model Classes. These classes are designed to introduce families to our faculty, their research, and the teaching they do for our students. Space is limited and attendance is first come, first served. There is no pre-registration for classes. You will receive a printed copy of the schedule at check-in with locations provided.

Guided Tours of the Carillon
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue
Take part in a self-paced tour of Rockefeller Chapel and its carillon which is composed of 72 bells and 100 tons of bronze and is the single largest musical instrument ever built. Tours run continuously with 25 guests allowed in the tower at a time. Keep in mind that the tour involves climbing 271 steps (roughly 10 stories) which may be challenging for some attendees. Rockefeller Chapel staff and trained carilloners will be available throughout the tour to explain the history and workings of the carillon, answer questions, and provide demonstrations.

Self-Guided Tours of the Oriental Institute
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1155 East 58th Street
Families are welcome to visit the Oriental Institute and participate in self-guided activities, which include Family Activity Cards and interactive computer kiosks throughout. Admission is free.

Self-Guided Tours of the Smart Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5550 South Greenwood Avenue
The Smart Museum of Art is an intimate museum for bold encounters with art. As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of ancient, Old Master, modern, and contemporary art from across the globe. Current special exhibits include There was a Collection Made: Photography from Lester and Betty Guttman and Jessica Stockholder: Rose's Inclination, a special, immersive installation.

Ratner Athletics Center Open House
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5530 South Ellis Avenue
Designed by Cesar Pelli, the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center is a world-class athletic facility. Highlights include the Helen Myers-McLoraine Olympic-sized swimming pool, fitness facilities, competition and auxiliary gymnasiums, Chicago's Athletics Hall of Fame, the first Heisman trophy, and much more. Family members who wish to use the athletics facilities may purchase a guest pass if accompanied by their UChicago student.

Homecoming Block Party and Football Game
11:00 AM - 2:00PM, Kickoff at 1:30 PM
56th & Ellis Avenue & Stagg Field, 5530 South Ellis Avenue
Join students, parents, and alumni for a Block Party to celebrate Homecoming with fun activities, treats, and athletic events. The Inter-House Council will host their annual Tug-of-War competition prior, which will be followed by the Chicago Maroons taking on Beloit College in the homecoming football game. Kick-Off will take place at 1:30 PM.

Neighborhood Exploration Bus Tours
11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Bus departs from the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 59th Street.
Step aboard a Chicago Detours bus and enjoy an informative tour of Hyde Park. See the sights in this engaging cultural and historical experience. Space is limited, and only one bus will be offered during each time slot. Tours are 75 minutes long. There is no pre-registration for the tours.

Inter-House Council Tug-of-War
11:30 AM - 1:00PM
56th & Ellis Avenue & Stagg Field, 5530 South Ellis Avenue
The Inter-House Council is sponsoring the annual Tug-of-War Competition with entries from Houses across campus. Come cheer on your student as they compete for cash prizes that benefit the House's activities fund. The final round will take place during half-time of hte football game.

DOC Films
7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street

Chicago Swing Dance Society presents Java Jive
7:30 - 11:00 PM (Swing dance lessons provided from 7:30 - 8:30 PM)
Ida Noyes Hall, Third Floor Theater, 1212 East 59th Street
Java Jive is a weekly free swing dance hosted by the Chicago Swing Dance Society, UChicago’s swing dance RSO (registered student organization). This event is open to both UChicago students and staff and the greater Chicago community, and brings together dancers of all skill levels. Beginner East Coast Swing lesson at 7:30 pm, open dancing to live music from 8:30 pm to 11 pm. No special shoes, dance experience, or partners required!

UChicago Hillel presents "Aims of Jewish Education"
7:30 PM with dessert reception at 8:30 PM
Hillel Building, 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue
Jewish learning has the potential to create resilience, inspiration, and an ethics-driven life. This lecture with Rabbi Anna Levin Rosen will explore how an active, engaged Jewish community can enrich students and the greater university. Kosher refreshments will be served following the program.


SUNDAY OCTOBER 22ND

University of Chicago Bookstore Open
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
970 East 58th Street
Pick up your UChicago gear and browse books by University faculty. The Univesity of Chicago Bookstore has the largest selection of UChicago appearal anywhere and a Barnes and Noble Cafe featuring Starbucks Coffee.

Dean's Champagne Brunch
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street
Dean of the College, John W. Boyer, hosts brunch in honor of you, the University of Chicago's family members. Remarks will be given by Dean Boyer at 11:30 AM. Luggage check is available at this event from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

Academic Advising Information Session
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
The Dean of Students Office in the College offers a wide range of resources aimed at helping students achieve their educational goals. During this session, a panel of College Advisers will discuss the approaches they use working with students to help them follow their individualized path through the curriculum, helping each student to meet their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Career Advancement Information Session
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street
Learn how Career Advancement can support your student's search for job and internship opportunities as well as graduate and professional school programs. Parents are invited to attend a general overview of Career Advancement's services, followed by roundtable discussion groups covering summer opportunities in a variety of fields including arts, communications, education, government and non- profit, pre-professional planning in business, journalism, law, and the health professions, and the value of a liberal arts degree in the workplace (connecting majors to jobs and internships).

Sundays at Rockefeller
11:00 AM
Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue
On Sundays throughout the year, the soaring architecture of Rockefeller Chapel is home to the cathedral-like sounds of choir and organ, with music ranging from the 12th to the 21st centuries. We glimpse the sacred through the most glorious of music and liturgy, and through thoughtful preaching by members of the University community. The communion table is open to all, always. On the 16th, the choir sings music of Palestrina and Herbert Howells.

Guided Tours of the Carillon
12:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue
Take part in a self-paced tour of Rockefeller Chapel and its carillon which is composed of 72 bells and 100 tons of bronze and is the single largest musical instrument ever built. Tours run continuously with 25 guests allowed in the tower at a time. Keep in mind that the tour involves climbing 271 steps (roughly 10 stories) which may be challenging for some attendees. Rockefeller Chapel staff and trained carilloners will be available throughout the tour to explain the history and workings of the carillon, answer questions, and provide demonstrations.

Study Abroad Information Session
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
Talk with a Study Abroad program coordinator and student alumni of Study Abroad to learn about the exciting study abroad programs sponsored by the College.