Congratulations to UChicago IT services on this awesome achievement (the Webby’s are the “nerd Oscars of the Internet”!) We imagine Dean Boyer is smiling upon your achievement from the screenshot.
The University of Chicago’s homepage, uchicago.edu, (designed in-house by UChicago’s awesome IT Services group!) is up for a Webby award for “Best College/University Website”. Do you like it, too? Vote for us here!
Regular Decision Release Date
If you applied to UChicago regular decision or are a deferred Early Action applicant, you’ll be able to view your admissions decision in your UChicago account next Friday, March 15 in the afternoon. Woohoo!
Some cool archive photos of campus and Promotionary Point.
Also, can someone please tell us why there’s a “No Parking” sign in the middle of Botany Pond?
Once a month, first year Robert Lipman operates the most exclusive restaurant in Hyde Park. Dishes include Salmon Tartare Cornets with sweet red onion Crème Fraîche; lamb chops with Cassoulet of Summer Beans and Rosemary; and for dessert, Chocolate Fondant with coffee cream and chocolate dentelles. Read the article here, and check out his restaurant The Hearth here. Yum.
(Illustrations by Maggie S., member of the Class of 2014)
Anxious for early action decisions to come out?
Pop some virtual bubblewrap to pass the time.
|—||In an effort to clear up a lot of the commonly asked questions in our inbox, we’ll be posting the answers to many in our feed throughout the day today. Don’t worry— we still answer questions privately, too, but want to make sure that awesome questions that lots of people may want to know about are answered for all!|
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy we are extending our Early Action deadline past November 1st. We will extend our Early Application deadline for those of you affected by Hurricane Sandy (aka “Frankenstorm”). As we are still unsure how long and how severely this storm may impact different areas of the country, we will allow affected students to submit their Early Action applications, including your Common Application and Supplement, when it is feasible to do so after November 1. Please rest assured that if you are adversely affected by the storm we will happily receive your materials after November 1 with no penalty to you.
Note: this is updated from our earlier statement as the storm appears to be more severe than expected in many areas. For those affected: stay safe, and submit your application when it is possible to do so, even if after November 1.
Oh mah Phoenix, guys, we’re so excited with the volume and quality of the questions we’ve been receiving in our inbox. We receive about 20 (!) questions every day (and the volume is only increasing as our application deadline draws nearer!), and it’s getting to the point where it is impossible for us to respond to every anonymous question we receive in our feed (fun fact: we must post the answer to your question in our feed to respond if you ask anonymously, which is useful in some cases, but would lead to us filling our feed only with questions if we responded to every question we receive). So, in an effort to make sure everyone’s question receives a personal response during this, the most stressful of application seasons, we have disabled anonymous questions in our inbox and humbly request that you ask non-anonymously so that we may respond to you directly, and promptly. We will still post answers to commonly asked questions in our feed. If you’d prefer, you are also welcome to email in your questions to collegeadmissions@uchicago,edu, email@example.com (for international applicants), or to contact your regional admissions counselor directly.
Please note: We do not have the time or the desire to match your Tumblr information with your application information, so please don’t worry that we’ll creep in that way— we’re in this for the business of getting your questions answered, and not being weird, we promise.
Join us for ViewChicago, a LIVE webcast with admissions counselors answering prospective students’ questions. We are doing this as a Google+ Hangout “On Air”, so all you’ll need to do to view is go to our Google Plus page (UChicagoAdmissions) and click “Play” on the video you’ll see posted (it’s a live stream!) at 4pmCST. Can’t make it today? We will archive the webcast to our YouTube page so you can watch it later (or again!) and we’ll be hosting future sessions on Tuesdays, October 9, 23, and 30.
If you have questions you’d like to submit, you can send them to our Tumblr inbox, tweet live @ViewChicago, or ask them as a comment on the video on our Google+ page.
|—||Donations from UChicago alumni have shattered previous participation records. Even if it’s just $1 (I’ve done it!), a small amount can go a long way in showing support for your school. If you’re an alum interested in donating, you can even do so online (and direct where your gift goes— like your favorite RSO, the Odyssey Scholarship Fund, or the fund of a major or research area you may have participated in!)|
We figured we’d get this one out of the way by itself since it is important: apply for aid when you apply for admission. We encourage any student who is interested in applying for financial aid to do so at the time you submit your application. Although it is a bit of work, applying for aid as a domestic student does not impact your likelihood of acceptance, and doing so when you apply makes it more likely that you will receive your aid decision when you receive your admissions decision. For more information about applying for need-based financial aid (such as required forms, our Net Price calculator, and financial aid application timelines), please see here.
“This week’s Fashionista is one of my favorites of the summer, mainly because I feel that her style is similar to my own. I love the simplicity of the overall outfit, but the attention to detail within each individual piece, keeps her looking understated, yet funky.” - Amanya M. // Mansueto (via College Fashionista)
Five Things We’re Looking Forward To
Classes starting again.
Orientation Week. Trips downtown, giant games of capture-the-flag on the main quad, signing up for classes, and getting to know your new friends…not to mention the Bagpipe Procession when you say your goodbyes to your parents and become phoenixes. WE LOVE IT.
Logan. Although the Logan Center had a preliminary opening and loads of events, in the Spring we’re excited to explore it over the coming year. Something tells us that that tower room with views of the city skyline will be juuust perfect for doing our Core readings…
Fall. But, you say, it’s summer?! Crunchy leaves, brisk walks to class through morning air, caramel lattes from Classics Cafe: call us sentimental, but we might actually miss some of that cooler weather.
Noir City: Chicago at Music Box.The Music Box Theatre presents Noir City: Chicago, a week-long festival of film noir.