Welcome to the University of Chicago. There are a variety of ways you can explore our campus – in-person tours are available for prospective students. You can also virtually explore UChicago.
UChicago College Admissions has tour information and other resources for prospective undergraduate students and their families. For questions about undergraduate admissions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective graduate students should visit our Graduate Admissions tour page. For questions about graduate admissions, please email email@example.com.
Tours for Prospective Students
Each of the University’s schools and divisions has its own unique stories and special resources to share. Please reach out to the school you are interested in directly, for more information on their reopening process.
The College (Undergraduate Studies)
The University of Chicago welcomes you and your family to visit! The UChicago campus is more than just a collection of classrooms—it’s both an inspiration and incubator for our community of scholars and thinkers. Take a tour, meet our students, and explore the wide array of opportunities our students enjoy. Come discover for yourself why students choose UChicago as their educational destination and their intellectual home.
On-campus visits include an admissions counselor led information session that provides an overview of academics, student life, the application process, and financial aid at UChicago. Following the session, visitors will learn about life in and out of the classroom on a walking tour of campus led by a current student. Before you arrive, visit UChicago virtually to learn about the Life of the Mind from the comfort of your own home. When you visit campus in person, you’ll feel like you’re meeting an old friend!
To experience UChicago first-hand, register to visit on your preferred date! We’re excited to have you on campus and host visitors twice a day, six days a week. Looking forward to seeing you!
The Graduate Admissions Office offers a variety of ways for prospective students to learn more and connect with their staff. Visit their Connect with Us page for more information.
Chicago Booth, our graduate school of business, invites prospective MBA and PhD students to participate in an admissions event. Booth also provides virtual tours of the school’s North America campuses in Chicago the Charles M. Harper Center and the Gleacher Center, as well as the Robert Rothman, ’77, London Campus and Booth’s campus in Asia at The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong.
Prospective students can also fill out a request for information or visit the Booth Stories section to learn more about the people, places, ideas, and thought leadership that make Chicago Booth a global leader in business education.
Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
Out of respect for the safety and well-being of the entire UChicago community, the Crown Family School Admissions Office decided to cancel in-person meetings and Information Sessions. If you are interested in making an appointment to speak to someone either by phone or video conferencing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also use this form to request more information from the Admissions team and learn how the Crown Family School prepares students to become leaders in the fields of social work, social policy, social administration, and social work research.
Discover the Divinity School. Visit Days and Virtual Visit Days (to be announced for the upcoming year) give prospective students the opportunity to meet current students and faculty and learn about our academic programs, admissions process, and community life. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities for you to learn more about the academic study of religion, our degree programs and admissions processes.
Please visit our admissions site at https://divinity.uchicago.edu/admissions/ or contact us via this form.
Harris School of Public Policy
Harris, our professional school for public policy, invites prospective students to visit their admissions portal to learn more about degree and non-degree programs, join them at an upcoming admissions event, and see their most up to date visit information. You can also find admissions tips and fun facts on the blog, and check out the profiles page to learn more about the students, alumni, and faculty that make Harris a world-class destination for evidence-based policy leadership.
The Law School welcomes you to explore our community virtually through the UChicago Law Welcome Center. There you can find virtual tours, helpful videos, and upcoming Admissions events, including opportunities to connect with our Admissions Team.
The UChicago Virtual Tour
Student guides provide introductions to several campus locations in the UChicago virtual tour.
The University of Chicago Library
You can learn more and take a virtual tour of the Regenstein or Mansueto libraries here.
Arts abound in and around the University. We invite you to visit UChicago Arts to get an overview of the vibrant culture here. UChicago Arts also features a calendar of arts events and attractions. If you already have a UCID, the Arts Pass program offers you many ways to explore.
Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures
Since our founding in 1919, ISAC has been a leading research center for the study of ancient civilizations. With some 350,000 artifacts, excavated mainly by ISAC archaeologists, the ISAC Museum invites you to learn about the beginnings of our lives as humans together. Through galleries devoted to Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the Levant, come take a look into the ancient past. Tour programs are Programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Smart Museum of Art
Always free and open to all, the University of Chicago’s art museum is home to acclaimed interdisciplinary exhibitions, collaborative programs, and over 16,000 works of art spanning the globe and 5,000 years of artistic creation.
Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright
While you’re in the neighborhood, pay a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Robie House, considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. Robie House is located across the street from the Chicago Booth School of Business and just a short block away from the heart of campus.
Hyde Park & UChicago Campus by the Chicago Architecture Center
The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) offers occasional historical architecture tours of Hyde Park and the UChicago campus.
Chicago Bike Tours
Chicago is an eminently bikeable city. Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago is America’s longest-running city bike tour operator offering award-winning bike, walking and food tours appropriate for a variety of ages, interests and skill levels. Tours include the very popular Bikes, Bites & Brew tour, Neighborhoods tours, Ultimate city tour, and Foodie tours. Bike rentals also available, including comfort, road, electric, and child bikes and equipment.
Have a question? General questions can be directed to the Information Center. Contact us.
For specific questions regarding admission as an undergraduate or graduate student, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Office of Graduate Admissions.
Please refer to the contact information for College Admissions and UChicago Grad.