Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Over 1,500 incoming students from across the university will join together for a day full of grad-specific information, resources, and fun. The day will include a procession from the Main Quad to Rockefeller Chapel, a Welcome Convocation in Rockefeller Chapel featuring remarks from distinguished speakers, lunch on the Midway, an Information Fair in Ida Noyes Hall, and graduate student social events. REGISTER HERE

Graduate Student Orientation Program (2017)

  • Opening Procession (11:30AM): Incoming graduate students meet on Main Quad for bagpipe procession to Rockefeller Chapel 

  • Welcome Convocation (Noon): 2017 graduate cohort welcomed and celebrated in Rockefeller Chapel

  • Lunch (1:00-2:00PM): Tented picnic, music, and mingling on the Midway Plaisance

  • Information Fair (1:00-3:30PM): Representatives from 50+ campus offices gather to showcase resources and answer questions in Ida Noyes Hall

  • Student Health Insurance Info Session (2:30-3:30PM): Staff will provide an overview and answer questions related to University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) and the optional dental and vision insurance plans

  • Graduate Student Social (3:00-5:00PM): Toast to the year ahead with fellow grad students on the Midway, hosted by Graduate Council



Offices Participating in the 2017 Information Fair 

If you have questions or are in need of special accommodations, please contact Kalee Ludeks at UChicagoGRAD.