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 life of the University. 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. While much of the information on this site is geared toward parents of undergraduate students, parents of graduate students will find information and resources here as well.  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 Orientation Information Sessions Posted Online

Videos of each session offered during Family Orientation are now available online. Our Orientation 2016 Videos page includes informative sessions on topics ranging from academic advising to staying well and opportunities from the College. You'll also find the video of this year's Opening Convocation welcoming the Class of 2020. Click here to access all of the videos.

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Autumn 2016 Parent Connection Newsletter Now Available

The autumn quarter issue of the Parent Connection Quarterly Newsletter is now available. In this issue, you'll hear about the opening of the new Campus North Residential Commons, learn about CCSA's successful first year of supporting students through the national scholarship and fellowship process, and find information to help you get registered for Family Weekend 2016. View this and previous issues on our Parent Newsletters and Publications page.

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Opening Convocation for the Class of 2020

Relive the events of the Opening Convocation for the Class of 2020 with the full video online. The Convocation featured speeches by Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago, and John W. Boyer, Dean of the College. You can view the full video on YouTube and read more about Orientation events from UChicago News.

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