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 5-7, 2017. 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 is available for you to plan your classroom visits. Additionally, when reviewing the schedule, you will notice that on Thursday, April 6th there is a dinner outing with current MAPSS students. Once you have reviewed the current student bios, please sign up here. Lastly, we have provided some prospective student resources that you may find helpful prior to your visit, including a phone application for your convenience.

Travel Reimbursement Information

You are eligible to receive up to $200 dollars for your travel expenses for MAPSS Campus Days. Those travel expenses may include: airfare, bus, train, taxi, and mileage (55.5 cents/mile). No lodging or meals will be reimburseable.

Please hold on to all receipts. During your visit, you will receive a travel reimbursement form in your orientation packet. A copy of that form can also be secured from Tekeisha Yelton-Hunter in 5736 W. Woodlawn, Room 204. Her office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can submit the form while on campus, or mail it to Tekeisha Yelton-Hunter | 5736 S. Woodlawn, Room 204 | Chicago, IL 60637. All reimbursement forms and travel receipts must be received by the 3rd Friday in April.

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 10th at 1:00pm CST and Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00pm CST. Login information will be sent to registered participants several days before the event. To reserve your spot, please register HERE.