Welcome to the University of Chicago!. On behalf of the College, we would like to welcome you as a new member of the University community. You are joining a growing community of 350,000 students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends from around the world, and we are excited you are here. Our staff and over 200 student volunteers (collectively referred to as O-Aides) will be on hand to assist you and your student in getting acclimated to campus, answer your questions, and help you become acquainted with your new role as a family member of a University of Chicago student. Orientation is coordinated by the College Programming Office (CPO). The CPO will continue to be a resource for you as parent and family members throughout your student’s tenure at the University of Chicago. Please visit http://parents.uchicago.edu for resources and information about the College as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact us with questions at any time via phone at 773.702.8616 or e-mail email@example.com. Enjoy your time on campus! - College Programming Office Staff
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18: MOVE-IN & CLASS DAY 10:00 AM
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-IN
Move your student into their room and meet the Housing and Orientation staff.
Free buses will run between some of the Residence Halls and campus (mirroring the 171 and Central Routes). Check the front desk of the Residence Hall or the information desk on the first floor of the Reynolds Club for schedules.
RESIDENT MASTERS’ WELCOME RECEPTIONS 10:00 – 11:30 AM Snell-Hitchcock 1009 E. 57th St.
Larry and Penny Rothfield
1:00 – 2:30 PM Burton-Judson 1005 E. 60th St.
Joshua Scodel and Mayumi Fukui
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pierce 5514 S. University Ave.
Andrew Siegel and Patty Jones
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM South Campus East 6031 S. Ellis Ave.
Larry and Cathe McEnerney
12:30 – 2:00 PM Max Palevsky 5630 S. University Ave. David and Kris Wray
10:00 – 11:30 AM & 2:30 – 4:00 PM South Campus West 6031 S. Ellis Ave.
John Lucy and Suzanne Gaskins
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
LUNCH IN THE DINING COMMONS Students and family members will need a wristband for entrance; each student’s family will be provided up to four wristbands at no charge (additional guests may pay the lunch cash rate of $8.99 + tax at the door). The following wristband colors are for Sunday lunch only: YELLOW = BARTLETT, RED = PIERCE, ORANGE = SOUTH CAMPUS. In order to manage the high traffic volume, only select stations will be open. Kosher, Halal, and gluten-free options will be labeled.
1:00 – 4:00 PM
CLASS DAY & ORIENTATION CHECK-IN FOR NEW STUDENTS AND FAMILIES Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave. and Bartlett Quad (between Bartlett Dining Commons and the Regenstein Library)
While students check in at Hutchinson Commons, take a break and relax in Hutchinson Courtyard, the McCormickTribune Lounge, and the Marketplace. Pick up UChicago Family mementoes, learn about Family Weekend and other family resources, and speak to representatives from local banks and newspapers.
1:00 – 4:00 PM
ON CAMPUS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES: OPEN HOUSES, DROP-IN HOURS, AND MORE Student Loan Administration Drop-In Hours Bookstore Building, Room 411, 970 E. 58th St.
Office of the Bursar Drop-In Hours Bookstore Building, Suite 303, 970 E. 58th St.
Students who have been awarded Federal Perkins Loans will be able to sign their Promissory Notes.
The Bursar’s Office staff will answer questions concerning tuition charges and will accept tuition payments.
IT Services Solution Center Open House Bookstore Building, Room 340, 970 E. 58th St.
Financial Aid Office Drop-In Hours Walker Museum, Room 309, 1115 E. 58th St.
Take advantage of hardware repair, antivirus services, discounts on computers, and Microsoft Office for $50.
Director of College Aid, Alicia Reyes, and her staff will meet with students and parents on a first-come, first-served basis.
Family Resources Fair Bartlett Quad (between Bartlett & the Regenstein)
Maroon Financial Drop-in Hours Maroon Financial, Suite C, 5525 S. Ellis Ave.
Meet representatives and receive information from various campus support services.
New students will be able to open accounts during this time and make tuition payments.
Blackstone Bicycle Works Bike Sale In front of the Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St.
The Joe and Rika Mansueto LibraryTour Enter through the Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St.
Pick up new and used bikes and bike essentials at the sale.
See the glass dome reading room, learn about underground book storage, and visit Special Collections.
Information Technology Services and Resources Bartlett Quad (between Bartlett & the Regenstein) Learn about computing on campus, network security, wireless access, and more.
2:00 – 4:00 PM Student Counseling Services (SCS) Open House 5737 S. University Ave.
SCS will host an open house for parents and students interested in seeing where they are located and getting more information about their services. The clinic will not be open for appointments at this time.
3:00 - 4:30 PM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA): Information Sessions for New Multicultural Students and Families 5710 Center, Community Lounge, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. Come learn about OMSA’s resources and various forms of campus support for students of color. This reception will include two sessions—a session specifically for incoming students of color and another session for family members.
YOUR NIGHT IN THE CITY! While your student attends their first House dinner and mandatory House meeting, this is a great opportunity for you to explore Chicago - or run a few of those last minute errands. Families may review the restaurant and shopping options in the EATING & SHOPPING section on page 7 or explore Chicago’s famous and diverse cuisine options at http://metromix.com, http://www.zagat.com, or http://www.citysearch.com. And feel free to ask staff and returning students for suggestions; they will be happy to share their favorites!
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20: OPENING DAY & FAMILY ORIENTATION 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 4:00 - 7:00 PM
PARKING SHUTTLE For your convenience, a special route is available to transport families from some parking areas to campus. Please see route on back cover.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. While your student attends their first Chicago Life Meeting, join us for Family Orientation, a program designed to orient parent and family members to the University of Chicago. Choose two concurrent sessions from the options below to learn more about resources available to your student on campus and you at home. Ample time will be available for questions in each session.
9:00 AM Continental Breakfast - Lobby Enjoy a light continental breakfast and meet parents of other entering students.
Session I: 9:45 – 10:45 AM & Session II: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Select one for each session Successfully Transitioning Your Student to the College - Cloister Club
College Opportunities - Max Palevsky Cinema
Entering college is a time of transition for both students and their parents. Representatives from Student Counseling Services, Undergraduate Student Housing, and the Dean of Students Office will present information on how to best support your student through this transition and explain the resources available to both students and parents as new developments are negotiated.
The University of Chicago provides a breadth of opportunities to students as they take their classroom knowledge to travels around the globe, the workplace, and beyond. Learn about the exciting opportunities available to your student through the fascinating stories of current students and how to encourage your student to make the most of their time at UChicago.
Offered only during Session II:
Financial Matters - Third Floor Theater
International Parent Orientation - West Lounge
Representatives from College Aid, the Bursar, Student Loan Administration, Student Employment, and Health Insurance will explain the roles of their offices and how they can be supportive of you and your student as you negotiate your investment in a University of Chicago education.
This information session will provide parents of international students in F-1 or J-1 status an overview of the key components of maintaining this immigration status. Topics to be covered include enrollment requirements, employment authorization, social security numbers, and travel issues. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions of an adviser from the Office of International Affairs as well as interact with other parents of first-year international students.
12:00 – 2:30 PM
LUNCH IN THE DINING COMMONS Rejoin your student for a deli bag lunch in their home dining hall at their House Table. Students will access the dining hall with their UChicago Card. Family members will need the wristbands they received Sunday at check-in. Each student’s family will be provided with up to four wristbands at no charge; additional guests may pay the lunch cash rate of $8.99 + tax at the door. The following wristband colors are for Monday lunch only: PINK = BARTLETT, BLUE = PIERCE, GREEN = SOUTH CAMPUS. To avoid congestion, please arrive at your student’s home dining commons at the time indicated by the first letter of your student’s last name.
A - J 12:00 PM, K - R 12:30 PM, S - Z 1:00 PM
3:00 PM (Doors open at 2:15 PM)
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. (Video simulcast at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. and Harper Memorial Library Commons, 1116 E. 59th Street, 3rd Floor) This longstanding tradition will be your official welcome to the University of Chicago community. The event features the presentation of the Class of 2015 by James Nondorf, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of College Admissions, to University President Robert J. Zimmer as well as an address about liberal education delivered by John W. Boyer, Dean of the College. The Convocation will be followed by a bagpipe procession through the Quadrangles. Note: Seating in Rockefeller Chapel is limited. Entering students and their guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the solemnity of the ceremony, after it begins, students and their guests will be directed to satellite locations. The College greatly appreciates your patience regarding this event. Captioning and assisted listening devices are available in Rockefeller Chapel.
4:00 â€“ 6:00 PM
Reynolds Club, Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 S. University Ave. Members of the administration, faculty, and staff will greet family members of new students during this lovely reception hosted by President Robert J. Zimmer and Dean of the College John W. Boyer. Additional Important Information: Following Opening Convocation, students will proceed directly to their Class of 2015 photo and then on to activities in the Residence Halls for the remainder of the evening. Be sure to wish your student good-bye and good luck before the reception!
HELPFUL RESOURCES CAREER ADVISING & PLANNING SERVICES (CAPS)
773.702.9442 firstname.lastname@example.org http://study-abroad.uchicago.edu
COLLEGE PROGRAMING OFFICE (CPO)
773.702.8616 email@example.com http://cpo.uchicago.edu
Ida Noyes Hall, 2nd Floor
Harper Memorial Library, Room 152
Harper Memorial Library, Room 203
Keep up with current events and University news
Visit the Parents Website at http://parents.uchicago.edu to find information on supporting your student, campus resources, and how you, as a parent, can stay involved in the University of Chicago community.
THE PARENTS PROGRAM Parents with an interest in gaining a greater connection to the University are encouraged to participate in the Parents Program. This initiative provides parents of current and former students with various opportunities to engage in the life of the College. Parents are an important constituency, and their participation as volunteers, philanthropic partners, and spokespeople for the College strengthens the University community and enriches the experience of all students. If you would like to join our efforts to make sure that every student is able to take full advantage of their UChicago education, here are some ways you can get involved. Host an externship. The Alumni Board of Governors (ABG) Career Externship Program encourages first- and second-year College students to shadow parents and alumni on-the-job for two or three days during spring break. This program, a joint project of the ABG and Career Advising and Planning Services (CAPS), offers students a glimpse of the skills required for success in a particular industry. Host or sponsor a Metcalf Internship. You can help UChicago students gain valuable insights and work experience through summer internships in a variety of fields. Please consider offering an internship at your company or nonprofit organization through the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. Last year, this competitive program offered just over 440 internships. The College seeks to increase the number of internships to 900 by 2016, with a goal of 500 in 2012. A $4,000 gift to the College will sponsor an additional Metcalf internship opportunity for an undergraduate. Host Send-Off Parties. Each summer, we organize send-off parties around the country and abroad for incoming students and their parents to meet other new or returning students and families in their local communities. Send-off parties are a wonderful networking opportunity to share your stories about the University of Chicago and help incoming students and their families take fuller advantage of the many opportunities UChicago offers. Support student activities by making a donation. Please consider making a donation to the Parents Fund that supports activities enhancing student life, such as the study abroad program, internship opportunities, and volunteer and service programs. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are helping enrich the UChicago experience for all students, including your child. Volunteer to help UChicago families in other ways. Become a local ambassador in your area. Volunteer to host a small gathering, attend local UChicago events, or call other parents to help build the parent community in your region. These are great ways to interact with other parents, share your UChicago connection, and help our students. Get Involved! Your involvement directly benefits the current student experience. To learn more about all the volunteer opportunities listed above, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, interests, or suggestions.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION COLLEGE AID OFFICE
OFFICE OF THE BURSAR
773.702.8655 email@example.com http://collegeaid.uchicago.edu
773.702.8000 firstname.lastname@example.org http://bursar.uchicago.edu
For questions about your student’s financial aid award, eligibility for needbased aid, or the aid application and renewal process.
For questions about your student’s bills for tuition, fees, and room and board, charges and credits on your student’s bill, payment plans, loan refunds, or e-billing.
Walker Museum, Room 309
University Bookstore, 3rd Floor
STUDENT LOAN ADMINISTRATION
University Bookstore, 4th Floor 773.702.6061 email@example.com For questions about loan disbursement, loan borrowing history, or your student’s Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note.
Full guide to Financial Aid for Students and Parents: http://collegeaid.uchicago.edu/files/1112_brochure.pdf More information about Financial Matters: http://parents.uchicago.edu/resources/financial.shtml Detailed list of banking institutions available under Parent Mailings: http://orientation.uchicago.edu/who-are-you/parent
EATING & SHOPPING ASIAN
Café Corea 1603 E. 55th St.
Noodles, Etc. 1333 E. 57rd St.
Siam Thai 1639 E. 55th St.
Snail Thai Cuisine 1649 E. 55th St.
Wok N Roll 1408 E. 53rd St.
Boston Market 1424 E. 53rd St.
Dunkin’ Donuts/ Togo’s Deli 1411 E. 53rd St.
Harold’s Chicken 1208 E. 53rd St.
Morry’s Deli 5500 S. Cornell Ave.
La Petite Folie 1504 E. 55th St.
Park 52 5201 S. Harper Ave.
Piccolo Mondo 1642 E. 56th St.
Cedars 1206 E. 53rd St.
Nile Restaurant 1611 E. 55th St.
Edwardo’s 1321 E. 57th St.
Giordano’s 5311 S. Blackstone Ave.
Leona’s 1236 E. 53rd St.
Medici on 57th 1327 E. 57th St.
Pizza Capri 1501 E. 53rd St.
Bar Louie 5500 S. Shore Dr. 773.363.5300
Maravillas 5506 S. Lake Park
Mellow Yellow 1508 E. 53rd St.
Nathan’s Taste of Jamaica 1372 E. 53rd St.
Original Pancake House 1517 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Salonica 1440 E. 57th St.
Valois Cafeteria 1518 E. 53rd St.
Bonjour Bakery 1550-52 E. 55th St.
Café 53 1369 E. 53rd St.
Medici Bakery 1331 E. 57th St.
Starbucks Coffee 1174 E. 55th St. 1500 E. 53rd St. 773.324.1241
Zaleski & Horvath Market Café 1323 E. 57th St.
Seven-Ten Lanes 1055 E. 55th St. 773.347.2695
57th St. Café 1520 E 57th St 773.643.1027
The Big Easy 1660 E. 55th St.
For downtown Chicago visit http://zagat.com http://chicago.metromix.com http://www.citysearch.com
DORM NECECESSITIES BOOKSTORES GROCERY STORES TECHNOLOGY NEEDS PHARMACIES WINTER CLOTHING
Ace Hardware 5420 S. Lake Park Ave. 773.241.6300
Bed, Bath and Beyond 555 W. Roosevelt Rd. 312.850.4657
Campus Barnes & Noble Bookstore 970 E. 58th St. 773.702.7116
Costco 2746 N. Clybourn Ave. 7300 S. Cicero Ave.
Home Depot 1300 S. Clinton St. 312.850.4836
773.552.9010 or 773.360.2053
Office Depot 5420 S. Lake Park Ave.
Sam’s Club 9400 S. Western Ave.
Target 1154 S. Clark St.
57th St. Bookstore 1301 E. 57th St.
First Aid Comics 1617 E. 55th St
O’Gara & Wilson 1448 E. 57th St.
Powell’s Bookstore 773.1501 E. 57th St.
Seminary Coop 5757 S. University Ave.
Dominick’s 1340 S. Canal St.
Hyde Park Produce 1226 E 53rd St
Jewel 1224 S. Wabash
Michael’s Fresh Market 1300 E. 47th St.
Open Produce 1635 E. 55th St.
Trader Joe’s 44 E. Ontario St.
Treasure Island 1526 E. 55th St.
Best Buy 555 W. Roosevelt Rd.
IT Services Solution Center 970 E. 58th St. , 3rd Fl.
CVS 1228 E. 53rd St.
Walgreens 1554 E. 55th St.
Macy’s 111 N. State St.
North Face 875 N. Michigan Ave., John Hancock Building
Whole Foods 1101 S. Canal St. # 107 312.435.4600
Columbia Sportwear Eddie Bauer 600 N. Michigan Ave. 830 N. Michigan Ave. 312.951.2679
835 N. Michigan Ave.
312.781.1000 or 312.335.7700
Sears 2 N. State St. 312.373.6000
Patient & Visitor Entrance
COTTAGE GROVE AV.
Printed on Recylced Paper ELLIS AV. WOODLAWN AV.
COTTAGE GROVE AV.
* This shuttle will only run on Monday, September 19th from 8:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm
D’Angelo Law Library
EAST 61ST ST.
South Campus Residence Hall
EAST 60TH ST.
METRA ELECTRIC STATION 59th STREET
E. PUBLIC WAY
Building Entrance >
Shuttle Route and Stops*
Key Event Locations
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
EAST 61ST ST.
Laird Bell Law Burton-Judson Quadrangle
Social Service Administration
East to Lake Shore Drive
EAST 59TH ST.
5700 Stony Island
Stony Island House
EAST 56TH ST.
EAST 55TH ST.
Future Site of the Reva and David Logan Arts Center
EAST 60TH ST.
West to I-94
EAST 59TH ST.
Max Palevsky Cinema
S. HARPER AV.
CPO Harper Memorial Library
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
EAST 58TH ST.
College Financial Admissions Aid
Charles M. Harper Center (Booth School of Business)
Robie House Frank Lloyd Wright
EAST 57TH ST.
OMSA LGBTQ 5710
METRA ELECTRIC STATION 57th STREET
Medical Center The University of Chicago Hospitals & Health System
Mandel Hall Eckhart
EAST 56TH ST.
Bartlett > Hall
EAST 58TH ST.
Joseph Regenstein Library
Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
Henry Crown Field House
Max Palevsky Residential Commons
EAST 57TH ST.
EAST 55TH ST.
S. HARPER AV.
EAST 56TH ST.
Ellis Ave. Parking
Pierce Tower > &Dining Commons
Ratner Athletics Center
5445 S. Ingleside
SOUTH HYDE PARK AV.
EAST 55TH ST.
S. STONY ISLAND AV.
TRACK S S. HARPER AV.