Welcome Class of 2019

On behalf of the College, we would like to welcome you and your family to the University of Chicago. At UChicago, Orientation, commonly referred to as O-Week, is a long-standing tradition. Over the course of this eight-day program, students will get better aquainted with all that the College has to offer while making new friends and settling into their new community. Special programs for parents and families, exciting events, and trips throughout the city make O-Week a transformative experience for everyone, and we couldn't be happier to share this tradition with you.

This website is designed as a go-to source of information for undergraduates entering the College. Check back often for announcements and updates that will be posted throughout the summer. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us. For information regarding orientation for entering graduate or professional school students, please visit the Graduate Student Affairs' website.

Latest News and Announcements

View This Year's Orientation Schedule

You can now download the O-Book, the official guide to Orientation for students. Parents and families of incoming students will also find a special Family O-Book with information about events on Sunday, September 20th and Monday, September 21st. Visit the Schedule and O-Books page to download your copy today. Paper copies of the O-Book will be available at check-in.

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Important Information Sent to Student Emails

The College has emailed all students important information about creating their CNet ID and additional information about Orientation. In this email, students will also find their student ID number. If you have any questions about the content of the email or should you not receive the email, please alert the College Programming Office at college-programming@uchicago.edu.

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Pre-Orientation Programs

Students have the opportunity to begin their UChicago experience early by applying to participate in one of the College's Pre-Orientation Programs. You'll find a complete listing of programs on the Pre-Orientation Programs page of this site. Each program has its own application with differing due dates so please be sure to read through all of the information carefully to find the program that's right for you.

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Meet Your New Classmates

The College offers incoming students two great ways to meet classmates before arriving on campus for Orientation. First, make sure to join the Class of 2019 Facebook group. Once you make your request, an administrator will verify your affiliation and grant you access. You can use this group for questions, announcements, or to meet other people in your area.

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Mailings from the College

In the spring, both students and parents receive a welcome mailing from the College providing pertinent Orientation dates and other timely information and over the summer receive information from the College aimed at helping to make the transition into UChicago as easy as possible. All mailing content will also be posted on this site so that students and parents can get an advanced look at.

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