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Visit Chicago Booth

Curious what a day in the life of a Booth student is like? Visiting the Charles M. Harper Center in Hyde Park will introduce you to The Chicago Approach™ and Booth’s unique community and campus culture.

Experience a day in the life of a Booth student with faculty discussions, panels, and social events built specifically to introduce you to life at Booth through our Campus Visit Programs and Chicago Booth Live events.

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2016 Campus Visit 

Abbreviated Campus Visit Schedule and Activities (Summer May 30 - Sept. 30, 2016)

During the summer months we offer an abbreviated program which includes an information session and a building tour led by an Admissions Director.

 Time  Event
 10:30 a.m.
 Learn About Chicago Booth
 11:00 a.m.  Tour the Harper Center

An individual campus visit provides the opportunity to gain insights into life at business school whether you’re walking to class, going on a tour, or enjoying a complimentary lunch.


Full Campus Visit Schedule and Activities (Fall Quarter Oct. 3 - Dec. 2, 2016)

 Time  Event
 8:30 a.m.  Visit Class (Morning Session)*
 10:30 a.m.  Learn About Chicago Booth
 11:40 a.m.  Tour the Harper Center
 12:30 p.m.  Engage with Students
 1:30 p.m.  Visit Class (Afternoon Session)*

*You must come into our office to sign up for a class. 

Please note: a list of fall session classes will be published on Friday, September 30. 

We encourage you to view the list of available classes prior to your visit. 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. Registration for specific classes is available on a first-come, first-served basis once you arrive on campus. We will do our best to place registered guests in one of their preferred classes. You will be escorted to the classroom and late arrivals are, unfortunately, not permitted.

Please note that as a visitor you are not required to participate in all activities and that attendance has no bearing on an applicant’s admission decision. Visiting Chicago Booth does not include a University of Chicago visit and tour. Individuals interested in attending a general University of Chicago information session are encouraged to contact the Undergraduate Office of Admissions at 773.702.8650.

Chicago Booth Live

2016-2017 Event Dates

  • October 21, 2016
    • Registration opens September
  • November 11, 2016
    • Registration opens September
  • February 17, 2017
    • Registration opens in 2017
  • April 21, 2017
    • Registration opens in 2017

The University of Chicago has a long-standing commitment to diversity because it inspires us to think more broadly, take risks, and challenge assumptions. As part of this institution, Chicago Booth greatly values the individual experiences of others.

Booth Live is an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in Chicago Booth’s supportive culture and diverse perspectives. You’ll spend the day with current students from a number of our Affinity Groups for a comprehensive and authentic introduction to life at Booth, from academics and resources to community and clubs. Explore what diversity means to the Booth community.

Sample Schedule (subject to change):

Time Activity
10:00 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
10:30 a.m. Welcome from Booth
11:15 a.m. Tour of the Harper Center
12:15 p.m. Lunch with Students
Sit down at small-group lunches with current Boothies who share a similar career focus.
12:45 p.m. Careers at Booth Panel
Gain insight into the recruiting process and related support from a panel of students and Career Services staff.
1:30 p.m.  Break/Transition
1:45 p.m. Faculty Discussion
See the Chicago Approach come to life in the classroom with one of our world-renowned faculty members.
3:00 p.m. BoothCon
Mirroring the flexibility you would experience as a Booth student, choose what you want to learn more about. Engage with a variety of resources from student and staff perspectives about living and studying at Booth.
4:30 p.m. Liquidity Preference Function (LPF)
Close out the day chatting with students and staff while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres during our traditional weekly social in the Harper Center's Winter Garden.
6:00 p.m.      Event Ends


Chicago Booth welcomes group visits to our campus. We can accommodate both undergraduate and professional groups who are looking to learn more about the MBA degree. In order to ensure that we can accommodate your visit, we ask that all group visit requests include your group's affiliation and number of guests and be made at least two weeks in advance of the desired visit date.

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