Getting to Know Chicago

As a student at the University of Chicago, you're not just a Maroon, you're also a Chicagoan now. You may not yet know much about your new home away from home, but you're sure to find out what makes this University and this city such a world-class destination. Chicago is much more than just the Windy City. It is a city of neighborhoods, each rich in diversity and tradition. Here you will find majestic architecture, cutting-edge arts, music, and cuisine, and a vibrant University, pushing boundaries in every area of study.

We invite you to take some time to learn more about the history of the University of Chicago, to become familiar with campus acronyms, and to prepare for a taste of this great American city. Throughout the summer, we'll also be adding some of our picks for great restaurants, information about activities in the city, and more fun stuff to get you excited about your arrival on campus. From all of us, welcome to Chicago!