You have a vision for impact. Start here.

As a Harris student, you will learn how to drive social change and be a part of the future of public policy.

Get to know some of your fellow students by reading their stories below, exploring our blog, and joining our Incoming Class of 2021 Facebook group. They will be a great resource for some of the questions you might have.

We're excited to welcome you to campus during Orientation. There's a lot to get ready for, so don't be shy and let us know how we can help

What's Next?

The first thing you need to do is accept your admissions and pay your deposit. If you have questions about your admissions, please contact the Admissions Office at 773.702.8400 or by email.

Once you you have done that, you should: 

Where Will I Live?

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. We hope to help make a daunting process more straight-forward with the steps to apply for financial aid. The first step: fill out your FASFA as soon as possible.

When’s Orientation?

Harris' orientation experience, will get you ready to hit the ground running. Pre-Orientation programs, including Language and Math & Coding camps, take place in August and September.

All students are required to attend Welcome Week, which will be held in late September.

What About Classes?

Whether your background is econ or English, at a food bank or the World Bank, you'll be able to design your path at according to your passions and career goals. You can get started with information about your academic advisor, registering for classes, computers, course software, and online modules that will prepare you class.