At Harris Public Policy, you will be part of a unique group of students.

As a student at Harris Public Policy, you will not only learn how to drive social change—you’ll take the wheel on day one. You will be a part of a group that is as interested in learning how to transform our world through public policy.

Get to know some of your fellow incoming students by reading their stories below and by joining our Admitted Students Facebook page. They will be a great resource for some of the questions you probably have.

We're excited to welcome you to campus during orientation. In the meantime, we know there's a lot you have to do to get ready. Please reach out and let us know how we can help.

"What do I need to do next?"

If you were recently accepted as part of our second round of admissions, you'll need to accept your admissions and pay your deposit by May 19. If you have questions about your admissions, please contact the Admissions Office at 773-702-8400 or by email.

For those who have already paid your deposit, be sure to set-up your university email and network ID and complete your financial aid applications. Keep tabs on all you need to do with our checklist of next steps.

"Where will I live?"

Most graduate students at UChicago live in Hyde Park, but many live downtown or on the North Side.

The nation’s third–largest city, Chicago is a bustling metropolis with 77 distinct neighborhoods—including the University's historic Hyde Park neighborhood. Harris Public Policy students have multiple housing options available to them. While most UChicago students live in Hyde Park, many live downtown or on the North Side. We have resources to assist you in your search, whether you are considering on campus, in Hyde Park, or elsewhere in Chicago.

"What about financial aid?"

At Harris, we recognize the significant investment you will be making in your degree. We are committed to helping you identify financial resources to assist with managing the cost. What can be a daunting process, can be very straight-forward once you know the steps to apply for financial aid. The first step: fill out your FASFA.

"When’s Orientation?"

Day One, Harris' orientation experience, will get your ready to hit the ground running. Pre-Orientation programs, including Language and Math camps, take place in August, while Welcome Week will run from September 18 - 22, 2017.