Move-In & Orientation

The day the residence halls open for you to move in will be a important day in your life. A little advance thought will go a long way toward ensuring a smooth process. Opening Day for the College residence halls for each academic year is announced in spring quarter of the prior academic year. It will not be possible for you to visit or occupy your assigned room until Opening Day. If you find it necessary to arrive in Chicago before Opening Day for any quarter, you should make hotel reservations well in advance.

Move In Maps

Burton Judson Courts

Campus North Residential Commons

Granville-Grossman Residential Commons

International House

Max Palevsky Residential Commons

Snell Hitchcock Hall

Stony Island Hall


Orientation is a week long program intended to help acclimate first year students to the College, campus, neighborhood, and greater city of Chicago.  Incoming students will spend time learning about what it takes to be a successful student at UChicago, will spend both structured and unstructured time getting to know their Housemates, will register for courses, and will be able to attend dozens of events and programs designed to help introduce new students to UChicago.  Orientation Week, or O-Week, is coordinated by the College Programming Office (CPO), located in Harper 152, at 1116 East 59th Street.

Please use the Orientation website to find answers to all of your questions as you prepare to matriculate in the fall.