Visiting and Campus Tours

Individual & Group Tour Information

Holiday Closures

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

  • Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 1 - Labor Day

Although we will be open, we also caution visitors that the Fridays of Alumni Weekend and Convocation are especially challenging for parking and navigating campus. Those dates this year are Friday, June 1 and Friday, June 8.

If you are a prospective or admitted graduate student and would like to join a tour of campus, current graduate students lead tours Monday through Friday. Tours leave promptly from our office, and last approximately one hour. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that you please register in advance. 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 or by phone at 773.702.3760.

Group Tours

Interested in bringing a group? Please fill out our group tour request form at least three weeks prior to your planned visit. We will then be in touch to discuss the arrangements for your visit. Please note that requests submitted without ample time for planning may not be possible. We also cannot coordinate or finance any costs related to your trip.

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

Graduate Tour Schedule 

Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Monday and Friday only at 2:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that you please register in advance.

Individuals with disabilities or special needs who believe they may need assistance should contact our office at 773.702.3760 to request an accommodation at least one week prior to their visit.

Professional School Visits

Several of our professional schools also offer regular campus open houses or visit days specific to their programs:

Chicago Booth

Campus Visit Program

Chicago Booth offers a Campus Visit Program on certain days of the week. Visits include an information session, building tour, class visits, and lunch with students. Learn more and register online.

Chicago Booth Live

This is a full-day visit opportunity offered once per quarter. This program allows prospective students to engage with current students in various settings, interact with faculty in the classroom, meet members of the Admissions Committee, and unwind with new friends at the Liquidity Preference Function (LPF). Learn more and register online.

Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Each fall, Chicago Harris hosts information sessions on campus for prospective students. Information sessions include a presentation of programs, curriculum, and application information. Admissions staff and current students are present to answer questions. Learn more and register online.

The Law School

The Law School offers student-led tours on Mondays and Fridays when classes are in session. Prospective students are also welcome to sit in on classes. Self-guided audio tours are also available. Learn more here.

School of Social Service Administration

Campus Visits

SSA campus visits offer the opportunity to tour the building, interact with SSA students, sit in on a class, and meet with an admissions representative.
Prospective master’s students are encouraged to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays during the school year in order to take advantage of the opportunity to sit in on a class with a first-year student. Other days can be scheduled on request. Learn more and register online.

Prospective doctoral students can visit the weekly doctoral seminar and meet with the Director of the Doctoral Program and the Director of Admissions by contacting the Office of Admissions.

Saturday Information Sessions

SSA also offers Saturday information sessions from 10:00 a.m.- noon once per month. Learn more and register online.

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