Campus Tours

Daily Campus Tours

Graduate Admissions is currently open to in-person visitors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Campus tours for prospective and incoming/new students are available.

Visitors are expected to follow CDC and City of Chicago travel guidelines, as well as the University of Chicago’s visiting protocol. Everyone – regardless of vaccination status – is required to wear a face covering over the nose and the mouth at all times while in University buildings. If you are experiencing flu-like or COVID symptoms, please do not come to campus and call or email us about rescheduling your visit. 

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

  • Review the University’s Visitor Guidelines
  • Follow UChicago and the City of Chicago‘s policies regarding travel 
  • Agree to be contacted via text/call for any last-minute adjustments
  • Wear a mask indoors at all times, and agree to wear a mask during a campus tour if requested. If groups are larger than a few individuals, we will ask attendees to mask.

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Graduate Admissions offers tours led by current graduate students Monday through Friday. Tours leave promptly from our office at 2:30 p.m. daily, and last approximately one hour. If you prefer to meet the tour outside, tour guides will pick up any additional visitors from the campus map sign located in front of the Bookstore Building near Ellis Avenue. 

Walk-ins are accepted, but we ask that you please register in advance if possible. 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 Tours

Due to the limited availability of space on campus at this time, we are currently only accepting requests for virtual information sessions OR campus tours for groups. 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: 

  • Friday, September 3 (Closing at noon)
  • Monday, September 6 (Labor Day) 
  • Wednesday, November 24 (Closing at 3:30 p.m.) 
  • Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Break) 
  • Friday, December 24 (Christmas Break) 
  • Friday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

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.