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Thursday, October 27–Saturday, October 29 join the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy for our annual Diversity Visit Day programming!
Diversity Visit Day is an opportunity for you to connect with current students and alumni, engage with faculty, and learn about the support offered at Harris for underrepresented and first generation college students.
Please note, all times listed below are in Central Daylight Time (UTC-5).
Meet Admissions at The Study hotel for check-in and breakfast and join other prospective students for games on the patio.
Join us for a welcome and overview of the day.
You will have the opportunity to join two of the following breakout rooms learn more about full-time degree programs, including:
Join us for a Masterclass with David Chrisinger. David Chrisinger is the Executive and Writing Director in the Academic and Student Affairs office, where he leads the Harris Writing Program and the Persuasive Writing Credential Program. David also teaches policy writing courses, advises the Chicago Policy Review, and helps faculty members develop and evaluate writing-focused assignments.
Join current students, staff, and other prospective students for lunch and games on the patio.
Join Carol Brown, Executive Director of the Harris Policy Labs, to learn more about Policy Labs, a unique initiative in which teams of second-year Harris students apply their rigorous core education to real-time public policy challenges facing client organizations.
Join Harris alumnus Afua Osei, MPP/MBA, co-founder and CEO of SheLeadsAfrica.org to learn how her Harris experience impacted her career trajectory.
Join students, alumni, and your fellow prospective students for a reception. You may also take an optional tour of Harris's home, The Keller Center.
Depart from The Study for a night sponsored by our Harris Student Organizations. Join Military Affiliated Students of Harris (MASH) and Minorities in Public Policy Studies (MiPPS) and Black Action in Public Policy Studies (BAPPS).
Meet Admissions at The Study hotel for check-in and breakfast.
Join Ranjan Daniels, Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach, for a welcome address and introduction to our faculty panel.
Hear from an academic panel moderated by Devon Reber Drehmer, Senior Director of Recruitment Operations. This year, we are pleased to be joined by:
Hear from Steven Durlauf, Steans Professor in Educational Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Faculty Director of the recently launched Stone Center for Research on Wealth Inequality and Mobility.Durlauf's research spans many topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. His most important substantive contributions involve the areas of poverty, inequality and economic growth.
Join Sanam Kazi and LeChae Mottley, Associate Directors of Career Readiness with the Career Development Office for a session on inclusive leadership in the workplace.
Hear from current students on their experience at Harris over lunch.
Harris’ Diversity & Inclusion Office and Dean of Students Office both provide resources for students in our effort to ensure that our community is welcoming and intentional in its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Join Dana Bozeman, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Kate Shannon Biddle, Dean of Students, for a conversation about the resources available to Harris students.
During two short sessions, you'll have an opportunity to connect directly with the following alumni:
Ranjan Daniels, Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach, will share closing remarks.
Join students, alumni, and your fellow prospective students for a reception.
Saturday activities are driven by our current students, not hosted by Harris Admissions. You will receive more details about these events via email. Attendees are responsible for their expenses associated with this event. Previous activities have included brunch, and outdoor activities including meeting at Millennium Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo.