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

Share Your Feedback with Us

We invite parents and family members who attened this year's Orientation events to share their thoughts and feedback with us by completing our online evaluation. We take your feedback very seriously and use it to continue to make Orientation the very best it can be.

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Orientation 2014 Videos

If you missed any part of Family Orientation or just want to re-live some of the major speeches or information sesisons from this year's Orientation, now you can. Visit our special Orientation 2014 Videos page to watch all of the Family Orientation information sessions, the Aims of Education Address, and more. Please note that these videos will be posted for a limited time and will be removed during the Winter Quarter.

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Family Weekend 2014

A huge thank you to everyone who attended Family Weekend 2014! We had over 800 families attend this year, a new record for this event. We hope you enjoyed your time on campus. If you are already thinking about Family Weekend 2015, the dates for the event will be October 23-25, 2015. If you ordered but forgot to pick-up your Family Weekend t-shirt, let us know, and we will make arrangements for your student to pick it up from the College Programming Office.

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The Autumn Edition of the Parent Connection Newsletter has Arrived

Each quarter the College publishes a newsletter of events, stories, and interviews that we call the Parent Connection.  The autumn quarter edition is now available online.  Just visit the Parent Newsletters and Publications page of our website.  This quarter's edition includes information to help you make decision about student health insurance, the autumn quarter Harper Lecture Series schedule, and reading list recommendations from UChicago faculty.

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