Tours

As on campus activities resume, in-person tours are now available for some of our schools and divisions. You can also virtually explore many of the University’s schools resources, and facilities; start with a digital overview, watch online virtual tours that fit your interests, or explore some of our local attractions. Please note that all visitors are still expected to follow the University’s COVID-19 guidance as well as city of Chicago travel advisories at the time of their visit. If you have any questions about your visit, do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. Contact us.

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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 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 home of the life of the mind. Come discover for yourself why students choose UChicago as their educational destination and their intellectual home.

Before your visit, take a look at our virtual events where you can take a model class, sit in on a student salon, and more. 

On-campus visits include an admissions officer-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 outside the classroom on a walking tour of campus led by a current student. On-campus visits will start at Rockefeller Chapel, located on the corner of 59th Street and Woodlawn Avenue. Learn more.

If you’re interested in attending an event, register for your preferred date online!

 

 

Chicago Booth 

Chicago Booth, our graduate school of business, invites prospective MBA and PhD students to participate in an admissions event. Prospective students can also visit our 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 the Admissions Office.

You may also sign up for a webinar with their Admissions team to 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.

Divinity School 

While the Divinity School is currently unable to welcome prospective MA, PhD, and MDiv students to their brick and mortar home in Swift Hall, those interested should explore their admissions site or contact them 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. 

 

Law School 

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.

Graduate Departments 

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.

 

The UChicago Video Tour

Student guides provide introductions to several campus locations in the UChicago virtual video tour.

The University of Chicago Library

As part of the campus efforts to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Library is temporarily suspending all in-person tours of campus libraries. You can learn more and take a virtual tour of the Regenstein or Mansueto libraries here.

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-Chicago Tours

Hyde Park-Chicago Tours offers a variety of Hyde Park neighborhood tours including Haunted Hyde Park tours, a Hyde Park 101 tour, as well as a tour dedicated to the Obamas’ favorite spots.

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. Please contact the CAC directly for COVID-19 updates and availability.

You Are Here: Local History 

The Civic Knowledge Project’s You Are Here site is an online tour of Hyde Park and its surrounding neighborhoods. Learn about the history of local politics, housing, architecture, and much more.

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.

UChicago Arts

Arts abound in and around the University. We invite you to visit UChicago Arts to get an overview of the vibrant culture here and access a list of the cultural organizations in the area. 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.

The Oriental Institute

The OI Museum welcomes you back! We have worked with the University of Chicago to design a unique and safe visitor experience. Reservations are required for your visit: oi100.uchicago.edu/visit-museum. Self-guided gallery tours are available on our Mobile Museum app. Please check our website for updates on live, virtual tours, and field trip programs for K-12 classrooms: oi.uchicago.edu/visit/tours.

Smart Museum

The Smart Museum is free and open to the public. However, hours are limited and reservations are required prior to your visit. For current information about exhibitions, visit guidelines, and reservations, please visit smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/visit.

The Medical Center and Comer Children’s Hospital

The University of Chicago Medical Center

Although the Medical Center does not offer tours, there are many resources for patients and visitors.

Comer Children’s Hospital

Watch a virtual tour online.

 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.

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