Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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 a graduate student social. Hosted by UChicagoGRAD.

UChicagoGRAD is a one-stop shop committed to ensuring that students and postdocs have the skills they need to become the next generation of leaders in academia,industry, nonprofits, and government. Learn more about UChicagoGRAD’s services here.

*Due to space limitations, we ask that only incoming students attend*


Graduate Student Orientation Program 2018

  • Opening Procession (11:30AM): incoming graduate students meet on Main Quad for bagpipe procession to Rockefeller Chapel 
  • Welcome Convocation (Noon): 2018 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
  • Graduate Student Social (3:00-5:00PM): toast to the year ahead with fellow grad students on the Midway

Offices Participating in the 2018 Information Fair 

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