The University of Chicago recognizes the investment that you have in the success of your student and the important role that families play in the College. As a member of the UChicago community, parents are an important partner in supporting student development and academic achievement. This website is designed to serve as a hub for parents, to answer questions you may have and to offer opportunities for you to build your own UChicago experience. If you cannot find what you are looking for or have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Latest News and Announcements

Family Weekend Information

Family Weekend will take place from October 24-26, 2014. Our Family Weekend website has been updated to provide you with some initial planning information, including a sample schedule. Additional information will be added throughout the summer. Parents will receive additional information in mid-August. Advanced registration will open on Monday, September 22nd. If you have questions about attending this year's event, please contact us anytime.

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Orientation Information

Orientation for the Class of 2018 will begin on September 21st with move-in commencing at 9:00am. Activities for parents and families will run throughout the 21st and 22nd, including the Family Resource Fair, Family Orientation, and the Family Reception featuring President Zimmer and Dean Boyer. Find more information about Orientation at

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Now Is a Good Time to Double-Check Your Contact Information

Now is a great time for families to double-check your contact information on file with the University.  In addition to emergency situations, the College uses this information to make you aware of other important information and events.  Students are the only people who can update this information in their student record, so we encourage you to look at this information together to ensure that we have your most current mailing and email addresses and phone number.  Students can make updates in their student portal at my.uchicago.

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