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

Spring 2016 Edition of the Parent Connection Newsletter Now Available

In this quarter's edition, you'll find information about about the Spring Convocation Ceremony, the announcement of a new Provost for the University, and information about the recruitment process to hire next fall's Orientation Team.

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$100 Million Initiative Announced to Enhance Programs for the College's Lower Income Students

From Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University

This afternoon, the University will announce the launch of a $100 million enhancement of support for lower-income students with outstanding potential through a $50 million gift and challenge from writer Harriet Heyman, AM’72, and her husband, investor Sir Michael Moritz.

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Two Fourth-Year Students Named Schwarzman Scholars

Stephen A. Schwarzman believes in growing a network of global leaders, and to do so he has set out to finance educating young scholars about China, one of the world’s leading nations.

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships program, the new Schwarzman Scholars program will enroll its inaugural cohort of 111 master’s students in 2016. Among the recipients announced on Jan. 11, are two fourth-year UChicago College students: Enkhmend Gereltogtokh, a student of Environmental Studies and Economics, and Tyler Ross, a student of Public Policy and Economics.

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This Fall's Pre-Orientation Programs Announced

This fall the College will offer five Pre-Orientation programs for incoming students in the Class of 2020. Each program offers a unique opportunity to engage with fellow classmates and begin the transition process into the University just a little bit eariler. Visit the Pre-Orientation Programs page on the Orientation website to learn more.

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