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M-o-v-i-n-g. Perhaps the most dreaded six letters in the English language, this torturous activity can be expensive, exhausting, and… enjoyable? That’s right!

Whether you’re loading your car with all of your possessions and driving down the road, flying in from halfway across the world and starting new, or somewhere in between, here are five tips to make your move to Chicago an enjoyable experience:

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Last week, the Harris, UChicago, and greater Chicago community came together for our grand opening of our new home, the Keller Center. The day's events included flash talks with policy leaders, experts, and elected officials, as well as featured speakers such as: artist Theaster Gates; former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Harris Dean Katherine Baicker; University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer; Provost Daniel Diermeier; and the building was dedicated by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. 

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We are so pleased to welcome you to our community this fall. We know the process of applying to graduate school can be overwhelming, so we wanted to provide you with a key information checklist, important dates, and a month-by-month breakdown of what you should do, and can expect, over the next few months. We strongly recommend exploring the International Student Page, as it contains much valuable information.

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Student: Courtney Jacquin, MPP, Class of 2019 Position: Illinois Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Congratulations on your new role! Tell us about the position and what you’ll be doing.

As the deputy press secretary in Illinois for Senator Duckworth, I’m responsible for the press operations around the state with support from our D.C.-based communications team.

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Are you an incoming student this fall? Hear from Brandon Kurzweg, Associate Director, Student Affairs, Student Life, on what your next steps look like. 

Whichever degree program you choose to pursue, here at UChicago, you’ll have the support and tools to succeed – and it’s not too early to start thinking about what your student experience will be like and what you can start doing over the summer to be ready on day one of class.

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Student: Laurel Harnett, MPP, Class of 2019 Position: Auditor Evaluator  Location: Sacramento, CA Congratulations on your new role! Tell us about the position and what you’ll be doing.

I will be working as an Auditor Evaluator at the California State Auditor in Sacramento, CA. In this role, I will work with a team of auditors to investigate allegations of corruption and mismanagement and report findings to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

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We are so excited you are continuing your academic journey at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. As an international student, you may be required to attend the Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP), often referred to as Language Camp. All international students admitted in Early Action or Round One have received an email detailing whether or not they are required to attend AEPP. Please check your email for more information.

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This month, UChicago faculty members and Nobel Laureates Lars Peter Hansen and James Heckman will host the inaugural event for the University of Chicago Policy Forum, a new series in which they will moderate economic policy debates with top scholars from around the world.

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Thanks to Kevin Wilson, AM'19, for providing his tips on being successful in our Evening Master's Program (EMP)! 

While a master’s degree program of any kind can be daunting, being a part of an evening program like the Evening Master's Program (EMP) at 1871 while also working a full-time job requires its own unique tips. Here's my success guide for prospective and incoming EMP students…

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Chicago has a rich history rooted in art, music, and culture. Each of its 77 neighborhoods embodies a different part of that history, and you get to choose which you’re a part of! To help you navigate that decision, we’ve compiled a list of what you should to know about the neighborhoods Harris students commonly call home. Check back on our blog weekly for different neighborhood installments. This week, we are profiling our backyard neighborhood of Woodlawn. 

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Next week, our second year students return for their final quarter at Harris! One of our second year student ambassadors, Ana Dora Guerra, has put together an essential to-do list for our incoming students. 

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Jenny Erickson, Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing Strategy at UChicago Harris Public Policy, answers questions about the academic and professional values of short-term programs such as the four-week Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program (DPSS).

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María Ballesteros participated in the 2018 Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program during her final year at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in political science in fall 2018, María has returned to UChicago Harris Public Policy as a full-time Research Assistant. We spoke with María about her summer experience.

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Our team was thrilled to welcome admitted students to the Keller Center for our first Admitted Student Day in 2019. Admitted students scattered throughout Keller to learn from University of Chicago professors, staff, and current students about what it means to be a Harris student. Our Admissions team enjoyed the day’s unparalleled energy as visiting admitted students began to envision themselves at Harris. Read on to hear our staff’s highlights! 

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Chicago has a rich history rooted in art, music, and culture. Each of its 77 neighborhoods embodies a different part of that history, and you get to choose which you’re a part of! To help you navigate that decision, we’ve compiled a list of what you should to know about the neighborhoods Harris students commonly call home. Check back on our blog weekly for different neighborhood installments. This week, we are profiling our home neighborhood of Hyde Park. 

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Are you wrapping up your application for our Round 2 dealine? Take advantage of these resources below! 

Check out these posts on our application tips from staff and students:

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Our final deadlines for summer 2019 are approaching. Make sure you are ready to submit your application by using this checklist. More information about summer program application requirements and deadlines can be found here. Email us your questions at [email protected]

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We understand that finances are a major concern for most students. The Office of Admissions has gathered the below information to help you during your decision-making process. We will also continue to host webinars during the next few weeks to help answer your questions. Please review the important dates below concerning financial aid for admitted students and the FAQ specifically about funding your education at Harris.

Timeline:

Mark your calendar for these important dates concerning your admission to Harris.

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Are you interested in applying for our Data and Policy Sumer Scholar Program? Read this note from Yangzhou Ou, 2018 Summer Program Alum and 2019 Incoming MSCAPP student! 

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Students at Harris Public Policy know it’s just as important to create a professional network as it is to practice problem sets.

That’s why Harris has offered a unique, top-tier mentor program since the school was founded. The program allows students to foster meaningful relationships with professionals that can last a lifetime.

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