Campus Visit Program
We encourage all prospective students to experience Chicago Booth in person at Harper Center. The campus visit program is offered year-round.
Depending on the time of the year, the activities of the campus visit program may vary. When class is in session, visitors will be able to take part in the full schedule, which includes a class visit, information session, building tour, and lunch with current students. During breaks and exam weeks, we offer an abbreviated schedule that includes an information session and building tour led by an Admissions Committee member. Registrants are not required to participate in all campus visit activities. Please note that campus visits have no bearing on an applicant’s admission decision.
Prospective candidates who are interested in connecting with current students with specific interests or backgrounds are welcome to reach out to our student groups prior to their visit. Also, international prospective candidates who are interested in learning more about the international community at Booth are encouraged to contact our Country Captains (student ambassadors), who represent over 60 countries.
Campus Visit Schedules and Activities
Winter campus visits are available starting January 14, 2014, through March 14, 2014. Please note that we will be moving to an abbreviated schedule beginning March 17, 2014.
- Morning Class* (8:30–10 a.m.)
- Information Session (10:30–11:30 a.m.)
- Building Tour (11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m.)
- Lunch with Students (12:30–1:15 p.m.)
- Afternoon Class* (1:30–3 p.m.)
*Due to the limited availability of seats, we ask that all prospective students select to attend either a morning or afternoon class. The end times on the schedule reflect the typical class break; early departures are not permitted. Morning class visitors should plan to arrive by 8:15 a.m. and leave at the break in order to attend the information session.
Spring abbreviated campus visits are available from March 17, 2014, through April 4, 2014.
- Information Session (10:30–11 a.m.)
- Building Tour (11–11:30 a.m.)
Schedule a Visit
The Campus Visit Program will not be in session on certain dates due to holidays and campus programming. Please view the Campus Visit Program calendar for availability.
Description of Activities
Prospective students are welcome to visit a class and experience our faculty firsthand. Due to the popularity of class visits and limited availability of seats, we cannot ensure that all visitors will be able to sit in on the class of their first choice. However, we will do our best to place registered prospective students in one of their preferred classes. We encourage all prospective students to view the list of available classes prior to their visit.
Visitors will be escorted to the classroom and late arrivals are not permitted. We ask that all visitors are respectfully silent and refrain from using cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices while in class. Partners are welcome to visit a class after all prospective students have been accommodated.
Prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session conducted by an Admissions staff member. During the school year, current students will also be available to answer questions during this session.
Prospective students are invited to join us for a tour of Harper Center, where Gothic and modern architecture combine to create a dynamic community. Tours are led by students or staff members. During the tour, visitors will also be able to enjoy the eclectic art collection that is housed in the Charles M. Harper Center.
Lunch with Students
During their visit, prospective students will continue to engage with current students in conversation over a complimentary lunch.