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March 27–31, join us for Admitted Student Week and discover why Harris is the best place to study public policy. See the schedule and register for events below.
All Admitted Student Week programming is only available for students admitted to the class starting in Fall 2023.
If you miss a virtual session or would like to review a session you previously attended, recordings for each session will be made available within 72 hours of the event on this page. Program-specific recordings are available on request to admits of that particular program.
Recording is available upon request to MSCAPP program admits.
Please join MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) Harris Professor and MSCAPP Academic Director for Harris Dan Black, MSCAPP Academic Director for Computer Science David Uminsky, Interim Program Director Alyssa Szynal, Program Assistant Teresa Davis, and Assistant Program Director Jeff Jackson for a discussion of the MSCAPP program.
Please note, this session is reserved for MSCAPP admits who have been automatically registered.
Watch the webinar: Current Student Panel (57 min.)
Once you're a student at Harris you'll start to hear students refer to themselves as "Harristas" and their "Harrista Life." Join this session to get insight into what it's like to be a "Harrista". You'll learn about life as a current Harris student directly from the students themselves.
Monday, March 27 | 6–7 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Watch the webinar: Harris Student Organization Spotlight (57 min.)
Watch the webinar: Policy Labs Overview with Paula Worthington (1 hr., 3 min.)
Please join Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Policy Labs Paula Worthington for a Policy Labs Overview and learn more about Policy Labs in this blog post.
Watch the webinar: The Intersection of Health Policy and Social Justice with David Meltzer and Ellen Cohen (59 min.)
Join Dr. David Meltzer and Ellen Cohen for a discussion on health policy.David Meltzer, PhD'92, MD'93, is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Chicago, where he is Professor in the Department of Medicine, and affiliated faculty at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics.Ellen Cohen is the Deputy Director, Data for the Common Good (D4CG), Home of the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons (PCDC). This virtual session is a great opportunity to learn more about working in the health policy space in a casual setting.
Watch the webinar: Financial Aid Overview (1 hr.)
Please join our team for a webinar discussing ways in which students finance their degree at the University of Chicago. This webinar will address scholarships, on campus employment including research assistantships and teaching assistantships, financial aid (FAFSA), tuition, total cost of attendance, and next steps. We will go over frequently asked questions, as well as answer any remaining questions you may have. We look forward to connecting!
Recording is available upon request to MSCAPP program admits.
Wednesday, March 29 | 6–7 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Learn more about the MA in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM) in this virtual roundtable with program leadership: Steven Durlauf, Steans Professor in Educational Policy, and Barbara Williams, Program Director, PhD and MACRM.
Please note, this session is reserved for MACRM admits who have been automatically registered.
Thursday, March 30 | 3:30–8 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Harris School of Public Policy (The Keller Center)
1307 E. 60th St., Chicago IL 60637
Register for March 30 Admitted Student Day (In-person)
Thursday, March 30 | 3:30–3:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Check in with Admissions in the Keller Center Lobby and head up to the Sky Suite
Thursday, March 30 | 3:45–4 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Join Senior Director Jenny Erickson in the Sky Suite for welcome remarks to kick off our in-person Admitted Student Day programming.
Thursday, March 30 | 4–5 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Join current students for a tour of the Keller Center or the campus, weather permitting. If you would rather not go on a tour, you can join your classmates for games in the Sky Suite.
Thursday, March 30 | 5–6 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Admitted students will have the opportunity to engage in a community activity including trivia, lawn and board games in the sky suite and the sky suite patio, or a trip to the Smart Museum, weather permitting.
Thursday, March 30 | 6:15–7:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Join current Harris students and alumni for dinner in the sky suite.
Be sure to collect any luggage you bring from the front desk of the Admissions Suite by 8 p.m.
Friday, March 31 | 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Register for March 31 Admitted Student Day (In-person)
Friday, March 31 | 8:30–9:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time
Check in in the Keller Center Lobby and enjoy breakfast with other admitted students in the Keller Center Commons. Check in any luggage you brought to the Admissions Suite.
Friday, March 31 | 9:30–9:40 Central Daylight Time
Senior Director Jenny Erickson will provide an overview of the day, followed by welcome remarks from Senior Associate Dean Ranjan Daniels.
Friday, March 31 | 9:40–10:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time
Participate in a workshop with the Career Development Office in the Keller Center Forum. Learn how to build strategic relationships and frame the value of your Harris degree in one hour.
Friday, March 31 | 10:30–10:40 a.m.–noon Central Daylight Time
Senior Jenny Erickson will provide an overview of our Breakout Sessions with Alumni in the Keller Center Forum.
Friday, March 31 | 11 a.m.–noon Central Daylight Time
Join a breakout session in the Sky Suite or the Keller Center Forum with Harris alumni to learn about their career trajectory after Harris.
Friday, March 31 | noon–1 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Join your fellow admitted students for lunch.
MSCAPP students will have a separate lunch in the Sky Suite and Pearson Fellows will have a separate lunch in the Sky Suite Board Room.
Breakout session 1—Friday, March 31 | 1:05–1:50 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Breakout Session 2—Friday, March 31 | 2:05–2:50 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Choose one of the following three options for each breakout session:
Breakout Session 1—Sky Suite Board Room
Breakout Session 2—Sky Suite
Join a writing workshop conducted by David Chrisinger, Executive and Writing Director of the Writing Program. Chrisinger also recently won the George Orwell Award for his contributions to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.
Breakout Sessions 1 & 2—Room 2112
Hear from Dana Bozeman, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Jen Lombardo, Associate Dean of Students, about The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and many programs including academic advising, orientation, student life initiatives, Harris Student Organization advising, the Mentor Program, the Common Read, the tutoring program, and the Stata and R Bar.
Breakout Session 1—Sky Suite
Rebecca Wolfe will only be available for Breakout session 1.
Dr. Rebecca J. Wolfe is a leading expert on political violence, conflict and violent extremism. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Harris School for Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she also is an associate at the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts.
Friday, March 31 | 3:10–4 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita is the Interim Dean and Sydney Stein Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and a Faculty Associate in the University of Chicago Department of Political Science. Read this recent Q&A about his goals, UChicago roots, research, and interests.
A leading political scientist whose research applies game theoretic models to the study of conflict, political violence, national security, and electoral politics, he has also written extensively on methodological issues in the social sciences. He writes and advises leaders in the public and private sectors on both national security matters and issues at the intersection of technology and society.
Friday, March 31 | 4–5 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Join your future classmates for a final reception in the Keller Center Commons. Drinks and refreshments will be served.
Be sure to collect any luggage you bring from the front desk of the Admissions Suite by 5 p.m.