Autumn 2023 New Student Information

Autumn 2023 New Student Information

Welcome to the University of Chicago

We look forward to welcoming all of our incoming MS and PhD students to the University of Chicago for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please see below for more information about preparing for Autumn Quarter and orientation activities. 

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Preparing for Autumn Quarter

New Student Checklists

Divisional Orientation Activities 

Department/Program Orientation Activities

University-Wide Orientation Activities

Registration for Autumn Quarter

Preparing for Autumn Quarter

  • Review the Newly Admitted Student Resources page
    • This page includes information about setting up your UChicago email account, required safety trainings, housing resources, and more
  • Make sure you have access to documents/information 
    • MS and PhD students: all students attending in-person will be required by the State of Illinois and The University of Chicago to provide proof of required immunizations. Please make sure you have access to your immunization records
    • PhD students: PhD students may be required to complete onboarding tasks to receive payment. You will receive detailed information in the coming weeks about next steps, but please ensure you have access to identification documents (e.g. passport, other forms of ID) to complete onboarding processes. 
  • Review the 2023 Online Orientation materials available via Canvas (you will receive an email invitation to access the course in August)
  • Review the New Student Checklists for MS and PhD students

Divisional Orientation Activites

In-Person Orientation 

The Division plans to host an in-person orientation event at the Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th St) on September 19, 2023 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Students will have the opportunity to meet Dean of Students Office staff and other faculty and staff from the Division.

This event is not required, but attendance is encouraged. 

Please complete this brief survey to let us know if you are able to attend. 

Online Orientation

The Division will provide online orientation materials (via Canvas) that incoming graduate students can review at their own pace. Incoming students will receive an email invitation to access the Canvas materials in August. 

Department/Program Orientation Activities

Orientation activities vary by department/program. Please use the information below to contact your Student Affairs Administrator in your degree program if you have any questions about orientation activities: 

Department/Program Contact
Astronomy & Astrophysics PhD Program Laticia Rebeles
Biophysical Sciences PhD Program

Michele Wittels

Computational and Applied Mathematics MS and PhD Programs Jonathan Rodriguez
Chemistry PhD Program Melinda Moore
Computer Science PhD Program Megan Woodward
Financial Mathematics Meredith Hajinazarian
Geophysical Sciences PhD Program Adelaide Grosse
Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) MPCS
Applied Data Science MS Program Applied Data Science
Mathematics PhD Program Laurie Wail
Physics PhD Program Putri Kusumo
Statistics MS and PhD Programs Keisha Prowoznik

University-Wide Orientation Events

Visit the UChicagoGRAD Graduate Student Orientation page for more information about University-wide Orientation events for incoming graduate and professional students.

Registration for Autumn Quarter

The Autumn Schedule of Classes for graduate-level classes will be published on August 28, 2023. Students can access the schedule of classes online after that date. 

Graduate student registration for Autumn Quarter begins on September 18, 2023 at 8:30 AM CDT. The Autumn Quarter add/drop period will last until October 13, 2023 at 5:00 PM. (Please note: Students in the MS in Applied Data Science program complete registration one week prior to other PSD graduate students).

You will receive additional instructions and guidance from your department or program about registration processes in your specific program. General information about the process is available on the DOS website.