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Join us April 4–9 for Admitted Student Week and discover why Harris is the best place to study public policy. See the schedule and register for events below.
Note: All events take place in Central Daylight Time (UTC-5).
All Admitted Student Week programming is only available for students admitted to the class starting in Fall 2022.
If you miss a session or would like to review, 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.
Watch the webinar: Keynote Discussion with Dean Katherine Baicker and Michael Kremer
Monday, April 4 | 5:30–6:15 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Please join Dean Katherine Baicker and Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer for a virtual discussion of the importance of public policy.
Watch the webinar: Young Alumni Panel
Monday, April 4 | 6–7 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Admitted students are invited to listen to a panel of recent Harris alumni. They will share stories about their experiences during and after Harris, and there will be time for questions.
This session was not recorded. A recording of our MSCAPP Deep Dive from March is available to MSCAPP admits by request only.
Tuesday, April 5 | 10–10:45 a.m. Central Daylight Time
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, Program Director Kathryn Mattie, Associate Program Director Alyssa Szynal, and Assistant Program Director Jeff Jackson for a discussion of the MSCAPP program.
Please note, this session is reserved for MSCAPP admits.
Watch the webinar: Health Policy Living Room Session with David Meltzer and Ellen Cohen
Tuesday, April 5 | 4–5 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Join David Meltzer, PhD'92, MD'93, for a virtual session. Meltzer 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. This conversation will be hosted by Ellen Cohen, Executive Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences and Senior Director of Academic Operations for the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons.
Wednesday, April 6 | 4–5 p.m. Central Standard Time
Watch the webinar: Panel Discussion: The Pearson Institute, Center for Effective Government, and Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab
Please join us for a conversation with Alex Carr from The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflict, Dylan Schaffer from the Center for Effective Government, and Matt Shomo from the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab, to learn more about the work of these Centers.
Watch the webinar: Experienced Alumni Panel
Wednesday, April 6 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Admitted students are invited to join a panel of Harris alumni. They will share about how their time at Harris has influenced their careers, and there will be time for audience questions.
Thursday, April 7 | 8:30–9:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time
Watch the webinar: Policy Labs Overview
Interested in learning more about Policy Labs? Please join Executive Director Carol Brown and Senior Lecturer and Policy Labs Director Paula Worthington for a Policy Labs Overview.
Thursday, April 7 | 4:30–8:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Harris School of Public Policy (The Keller Center)
1307 E. 60th St., Chicago IL 60637
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Join your future classmates and alumni network for an evening to remember! First, meet admissions and other admitted students at the state-of-the-art Keller Center for a welcome reception. Next, choose from a tour of the Smart Museum of Art, a Keller Center Trivia Game Night, or a Mini-Hyde Park Tour and Bookstore Visit. You'll end the evening with dinner with alumni at the Keller Center.
Please note, seating for this event is limited. Please only register if you will be available to join in person and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are no longer able to attend.
Friday, April 8 | 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Join us for this day of sample classes, lunch with current students, faculty discussions, and break-out sessions with staff and peers. Spouses and partners are also welcome to join this day of events and attend a special lunchtime activity.
Saturday, April 9 | 10:15 a.m–2 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Interested in brunch before exploring Chicago? Register below to join a current student for brunch. Please note these activities are being hosted by our students, not the Harris Admissions Staff. Attendees are responsible for their own expenses. Each attendee must have their own registration.
The Mesler Kitchen is located in the Sophy Hotel, approximately a 23 minute (1.1 mile) walk from the Keller Center.
Mesler Kitchen 10:15–11:15 a.m.
Mesler Kitchen 10:30–11:30 a.m.
The Gage is located at 24 S Michigan Ave. This location is across from Millennium Park and near Maggie Daley Park and is a 25-35 minute drive from the Keller Center.
The Gage 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Join current students for activities in the late morning around the Chicago area. Please note these activities are being hosted by our students, not the Harris Admissions Staff. For those who register, more details will be sent before the event from the student leading the activities. Learn more about the Lincoln Park Zoo, Cloud Gate (often called "The Bean"), and Maggie Daley Park. Admission to the Zoo, Cloud Gate ("The Bean"), and Maggie Daley Park are free. Any other expenses (including transit) are at participant's discretion.
Lincoln Park Zoo noon–2 p.m.
Cloud Gate and Maggie Daley Park noon–2 p.m.