MAPSS Campus Days

Those that have applied for our first-round deadline of January 4th will be notified of their admission decision in late February. Once you receive your letter of admission, you will also be invited to attend Campus Days, April 4-6, 2018. MAPSS Campus Days are an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in what the University of Chicago will be like. You’ll have the chance to speak to Chairs of the Social Science departments, visit classes, talk with current students, learn about career services, housing options, and take tours of our campus and libraries. 

Admits from the April 30th deadline will be able to make arrangements to visit campus at a later date. 

Confirm Your Attendance at Campus Days

January 4th admits should confirm their attendance at MAPSS Campus Days by clicking HERE to register. A provisional schedule is provided to assist you in the registration process and allow for proper planning. Please check back often in case of last minute changes to the schedule.  A list of sample courses will soon be available for you to plan your classroom visits. Additionally, when reviewing the schedule, you will notice that on Thursday, April 5th there is a dinner outing with current MAPSS students. In coming weeks, check back to review the current student bios and sign up. Lastly, we have provided some prospective student resources that you may find helpful prior to your visit, including a mobile application for your convenience.

Travel Reimbursement Information

You are eligible to receive up to $200 dollars on your travel expenses for our annual 2018 campus day event.  Those expenses may include: airfare, bus, train, taxi, car-rental, personal car mileage (54.5 cents per mile), and parking.

During your visit, you will receive a travel reimbursement form in your orientation packet.  An electronic version of the reimbursement form is available or an additional hard copy can be secured from Tekeisha Yelton-Hunter in 5736 S. Woodlawn Ave., Room 204.  Her office hours are from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Thursday) and 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Friday). 

We strongly recommend that you submit your form and travel receipts while on campus toTekeisha Yelton-Hunter at 5736 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Room 204 for payment processing purposes.  If for any reason you can not submit your reimbursement documentation during your visit, you can send the form and travel receipts via email to by May 1st.  

Additional Resources

Additional resources are available to assist you with with your travel plans.  Below, you will find links for planning your trip, transportation, booking a hotel, and parking on campus.  Due to the volume of attendees, we are unable to coordinate your hotel bookings or provide any reimbursement for lodging.

International Admits and Other Non-Attendees

We believe there is no better way to be assured of your admission decision than to come visit us on campus and meet our faculty, but we recognize that not everyone is able to do so.  For anyone unable to see us in person, there is still an opportunity for you to get connected via our Virtual Campus Days. Chad Cyrenne, Managing Director, will host a series of web chats to overview the program in greater detail and answer any specific questions you may have about MAPSS and the University of Chicago.  The web chats are scheduled for Monday, April 9th at 1:00pm CST and Monday, April 9th at 7:00pm CST. Please click on the date and time that works best for you. You will be redirected to a registration page. Please click the blue "Register" button on the left of the screen.