September & October 2020 Pre-Enrollment Checklist Items

See details below for:

  • Pre-registration
  • Welcome Week and class registration
  • Math exam
  • Proof of immunization
  • Autumn quarter bill
  • Autumn academic quarter begins
  • Student health insurance

September 1, 2020: Deadline for Submitting Proof of Immunization

All Students

The State of Illinois and the University of Chicago require all students to have proof of immunity and/or vaccinations for certain diseases/illnesses. You will receive information soon about immunization requirements and instruction for submitting documentation. In the meantime, you can learn more about the immunizations required for enrollment.


September 10-11, 2020: Autumn Pre-Registration Period

All Students

You will be able to rank up to 10 class sections of core courses. At the end of the pre-registration period, you will be automatically registered for your desired courses and selections based on preferences and class availability.


September 18, 2020: Deadline to complete CliftonStrengths Assessment

You came to Harris because you want to drive social impact and we want to help you maximize your goals.  After more than 30 years of research, Gallup has developed the CliftonStrengths™ assessment as a way to harness your talents and unlock your fullest potential, academically and professionally. 


September 21-25, 2020: Welcome Week

All Students

Your orientation experience culminates with Welcome Week prior to the official start of classes. It's an opportunity to start building your network of aspiring policy leaders, hear from prominent and influential leaders in policy, and participate in diversity and inclusion trainings and leadership development workshops.


September 21, 2020: Required Math Exam

All Master's Students (Except MACRM and MAIDP)

All incoming Harris master's students–with the exception of those in the MACRM and MAIDP programs–will take theses mandatory exam on the first day of Welcome Week. Make sure you're prepared!


September 22, 2020: Autumn Quarter Bill Due Date

All Students

Your tuition and associated fees are generally due prior to the start of class. See billing dates on the Bursar's webpage.


September 29, 2020: Day One of the Autumn Academic Quarter

All Students

Get ready to take the wheel and drive social change. See the Harris Academic Calendar for additional information about start and end dates for each quarter and other important dates.


October 16, 2020: Deadline to Confirm/Waive Student Health Insurance

All Students

All registered students are required to have health insurance and must enroll in or waive the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP). If you have existing insurance coverage, you can waive out of U-SHIP by providing proof of alternate comparable coverage during the enrollment period. More information will be available during the summer.