Campus Tours

Daily Campus Tours

Visitors are expected to follow CDC and City of Chicago travel guidelines, as well as the University of Chicago’s visiting protocol. If you are experiencing flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to campus – call or email us about rescheduling your visit. 

To register for an on-campus visit, we ask that visitors please complete the following steps: 

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Graduate Admissions offers tours led by current graduate students most weekday afternoons. Tours leave promptly 2:30 p.m., and last approximately one hour. Although our office is open, we ask that to limit occupancy and ensure appropriate physical distancing, only the prospective student check in at our office. Other guests are welcome to join the group either from the Bookstore Lobby or by the campus map sign located in front of the Bookstore Building near Ellis Avenue.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation, including links to directions and parking information. Because parking near campus can be extremely difficult, we encourage you to allow at least 30 minutes to find parking, or to use public transit if possible. 

If you have additional questions or need special accommodation, please feel free to contact us at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu or by phone at 773.702.3760. 

Group Visits

UChicagoGRAD is pleased to welcome group visits to campus once again. We offer campus tours with a current graduate student and informational sessions with a staff member which can be tailored to the interests of the group.

The first step in arranging a group visit is to fill out the online request form. Programs which primarily serve minority, low-income, and first generation students, such as McNair programs, will be contacted by the Diversity Outreach Coordinator Joseph Butler to arrange the details of your visit. All other groups will be contacted by the Graduate Admissions office to make arrangements. Graduate Admissions does not arrange lab tours, faculty appointments, or other programming beyond the campus tour and informational session.

Please contact us at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu for more information.

If you are interested in undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, information on College Admissions tours can be found here. 

Office Closures

Please note that the Graduate Admissions Office will be closed on the following dates: 

  • Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day holiday
  • Friday, June 3 – Convocation
  • Monday, July 4 – U.S. Independence Day holiday
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day holiday

Program Specific Opportunities

Professional School Visits

Several of our professional schools also offer regular admissions events specific to their programs: 

Other Programs

Other individual programs may have open houses over the course of the school year. Please contact your program of interest to inquire about visit options. If you need help locating contact information for a specific program or department, please email the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.