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UChicago to be open and classes will run as scheduled for Monday, February 2nd

The University and its facilities will remain open and classes will proceed as scheduled for Monday, February 2nd. Forecasts are calling for an improvement in conditions in the area overnight. Students, however, should be careful when out and about and give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations. For more information, visit the University's Emergency Update Website,

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The Winter 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 winter quarter edition is now available online.  Just visit the Parent Newsletters and Publications page of our website.  This quarter's edition includes information about the process for applying for a fellowship, a look at UChicago Dining's new gluten-free program, and the line-up for the winter quarter Harper Lecture Series.

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President's Statement on Free Expression at the University of Chicago

President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Eric D. Isaacs have released a statement articulations the conclusions of the Committee on Free Expression at the University of Chicago. Read their email and access the full statement here.

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Congratulations to Students Admitted to the Class of 2019!

From everyone in the College, congratulations to those students admitted through early action to the Class of 2019. For students and families looking to get started on some early planning, information about New Student Orientation can be found on our Orientation Website, You can also find information about Family Weekend 2015 at

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