Send-Off Parties and Launchpad Receptions

In a few short weeks, students from across the country and around the world will converge on Hyde Park for the start of a new academic year. For the College, this is a time of traditions and new beginnings: Move-In Day, The Aims of Education, and O-Week. And for members of our parent and family and alumni communities it is a time to open their doors to welcome the students and parents in the Class of 2022 by hosting a Send-Off Party or Launchpad Reception.

Send-Off Parties and Launchpad Receptions are UChicago gatherings that bring together incoming students and their families with current students, parents, and alumni for an opportunity to build community, ask questions, and share insights. Students will have the opportunity to meet others from their area and get the inside scoop on life in Hyde Park. Events occur in cities across the US and abroad. See the schedule below and RSVP for an event near you. If you have questions or know of an event occurring that we have missed, please email the College Programming Office at college-programming@uchicago.edu or call us at 773-702-8616.

If you are interested in hosting a Send-Off Party next summer or getting involved as a host for any UChicago event, contact Matthew Hendricks at mhendricks@uchicago.edu.

Location Date Time RSVP
Austin, TX July 9 5:00-7:00 PM Closed
Baltimore, MD August 12 3:00-5:00 PM Closed
Beijing, China August 17 5:30-7:30 PM Closed
Boston, MA September 16 3:00-5:00 PM RSVP
Chatham, NJ (Northern New Jersey) August 18 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Chicago, IL July 30 6:00-8:00 PM Closed
Cleveland, OH August 2 5:00-7:00 PM Closed
Columbus, OH August 11 5:00-7:00 PM Closed
Dallas, TX August 28 6:30-8:30 PM Closed
Denver, CO August 26 6:00-8:00 PM Closed
Detroit, MI August 23 6:00-8:00 PM Closed
Houston, TX August 23 7:00-9:00 PM Closed
Kansas City, KS August 26 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
London, United Kingdom June 10 4:00-6:00 PM Closed
Los Angeles, CA (East) September 8 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Los Angeles, CA (West) August 26 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Miami, FL June 26 5:30-7:30 PM Closed
Milwaukee, WI September 9 1:00-3:00 PM Closed
Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN July 9 5:30-7:30 PM Closed
Nashville, TN August 12 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
New York, NY July 9 5:30-7:30 PM Closed
Northern New England August 19 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Northern Virginia/DC Area August 19 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Orange County, CA August 26 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Paris, France June 14 7:30-9:00 PM Closed
Phoenix, AZ Setpember 9 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
San Diego, CA (Alumni Club BBQ) August 5 12:00-3:00 PM Closed
San Diego, CA August 7 5:00-8:00 PM Closed
San Francisco, CA July 6 6:30-8:30 PM Closed
SF Bay Area (North) - Novato, CA September 8 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
SF Bay Area (South) - Los Altos, CA August 29 6:15-8:30 PM Closed
Seattle, WA August 12 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Shanghai, China September 1 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Singapore August 17 7:00 PM Closed
St. Petersburg, FL August 18 3:00-5:00 PM Closed
Tokyo, Japan July 19 8:00 PM Closed
Washington D.C. (Chevy Chase, MD) August 18 2:00-4:00 PM Closed
Westport, CT August 29 6:00-8:00 PM Closed