Parents and families are members of the UChicago community and play an important role in the life of the University. Whether you're on campus for OrientationFamily Weekend, or Convocation, or supporting your student from afar, UChicago parents play a critical role in student development and academic achievement. 

While much of the information you’ll find here is geared toward parents of undergraduate students, we offer resources for parents of graduate students as well.

Latest News and Announcements

Residence Halls Close on December 9th and Re-Open on January 2nd

Housing and Residence Life would like to remind students and families that residence halls will close for winter break at 12 PM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 and will re-open at 8 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. During this time, students may not remain in the halls unless they have applied and received approval to remain by Housing and Residence Life. Undergraduate students requiring on-campus housing during any portion of the break, for any reason, must apply in advance.

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Registration for the College's Taking the Next Step is now open

College students in the classes of 2020 and 2021 may now begin registering for the 2018 edition of Taking the Next Step (TNS). TNS is a conference-style career and networking event that brings together first and second year students with over 225 alumni for a day of conversations, panels discussions, and career skills workshops. Students may register for this event, taking place on January 6, 2018, at

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Daniel S. Follmer, director of College Admissions, 1982-2017

Daniel S. Follmer, deputy dean and director of College Admissions at the University of Chicago, died of cancer on Nov. 4 at the age of 34. Read more from UChicago News.

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UChicago Announces $125 Million Gift to Support Economic Scholarship

The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund intends to make the second-largest gift in the history of the University of Chicago, supporting the Department of Economics in expanding its leadership in education and research with wide-ranging public impact, while increasing financial support for students. Read more from UChicago News.

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