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Latest News and Announcements

Classes and Events to Resume Tuesday

From President Robert J. Zimmer

The FBI has concluded their investigation into the threat against the University of Chicago.  As we indicated earlier, a suspect has been arrested and this afternoon the United States Attorney’s Office announced that charges have been brought against the individual who is suspected of posting the threat online.   

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Campus Threat Update from Pres. Robert J. Zimmer

The University of Chicago has received confirmation from the FBI that an individual is in custody in connection with yesterday’s threat against the University.

Classes and events remain canceled for today. The security precautions we announced last evening remain in effect for the remainder of the day. We understand that law enforcement officials will provide more information on the investigation later this afternoon. Once we have this additional information, I will write again with more details, including our plans for tomorrow.

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Campus Closed on Monday, November 30th

Due to a credible threat to campus, University President Robert J. Zimmer has issued a statement closing the campus on Monday, November 29th. Please read the full statement to campus here.

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Orientation 2015 Videos

If you are parent or family member of a student in the Class of 2019 and you missed any or all of Family Orientation, now you can catch what you've missed. We have posted videos of ever session offered during Family Orientation and a video of the Opening Convocation. Just head over to our Orientation 2015 Videos page to check them all out.

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Did You Attend Family Weekend 2015?

If you were one of the more than 2300 people who attended Family Weekend 2015, then we want to hear from you! Complete our Family Weekend evaluation and help us to make this event even better. You can complete the survey by clicking here.

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Aims of Education Address

Every year since 1961, a University of Chicago faculty member has been invited to address students in the College regarding their view on the aims of a liberal education. This year, John Levi Martin, Florence Borchert Bartling Professor of Sociology, will give the address in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Watch the live webcast beginning at 6:30 PM CDT through UChicago Live.

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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 2019. 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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UChicago's Model UN Team Tops the National Rankings

Congratuations to the University of Chicago's Model United Nations Team for ranking as the top team in North America for the second consecutive year. The team picked up numerous awards this year at competitions across the country, edging out top teams like Georgetown and Harvard. You can read more about their achievements 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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