Below are important dates for the Class of 2023, new transfer students, and family members. Stay up-to-date by connecting with Wildcat Welcome's various social media accounts.
This is the month you'll receive the details on what you need to do and know over the summer, so no need to worry about anything before May! A few items you'll be getting in May 2019:
- Purple Prep- A physical book those with a U.S. primary address receive the week of May 13 that outlines what you need to do and know over the summer (an important read, to say the least); those with a primary address outside of the U.S. will receive access to a digital version on May 7.
- March to the Arch emails- This monthly email comes the first Tuesday of each month beginning May 7, 2019; this email gives you more info and updates on items you need to be completing that month that you see listed out in Purple Prep
- Online checklist- As a complement to Purple Prep, you'll gain access to a personalized checklist (from a mobile or desktop device) so that you can keep up with items you have accomplished and know what you still have to do
May 7 - June 11, 2019
Pre-Orientation Programs Registration
Registration for POP (Pre-Orientation Programs) is open only during this time to incoming students. Learn more about each of the POP experiences (such as leadership, Chicago immersion, service, etc) that occur immediately preceding Wildcat Welcome in September, for students who wish to attend a program in addition to the weeklong Wildcat Welcome program.
September 10 - 13, 2019
International Student Orientation (ISO)
With a focus on matters like immigration and medical insurance, as well as advice on acclimating to US academic culture and life in Evanston, ISO is the mandatory orientation program for those with an F-1 or J-1 immigration status and is encouraged for others who feel it could be a beneficial transition aid. Students register for ISO within the Wildcat Welcome Information Form (due July 7). Visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website for more information.
September 16, 2019
New Student Move-in Day
Move-in will begin at 8 a.m. for all new students, visit Residential Services for more information. Students are not able to move into their residence hall prior to this date (unless participating in International Student Orientation). Students will learn of their residence hall placement at the beginning of August and will, at that time, receive details on their move-in times.
September 16-17, 2019
Parent & Family Orientation
Programming begins around 5 p.m. CDT on Monday, September 16 and ends around 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 17; visit the Parent & Family Orientation page for more information. The full schedule for this program will not be released until July 2019.
September 16-23, 2019
Wildcat Welcome (New Student Orientation)
No other arrangements or events should be scheduled during this required weeklong new student orientation as it is required for all incoming undergraduate students. New students will meet with their academic advisor during this time to plan their academic schedule and to register for fall quarter classes; no advising or registration occurs during the summer months (transfer students will register for classes on August 12 after talking with their school/advisor via email/phone). Learn more on the Wildcat Welcome page.
September 24, 2019
Fall Quarter Classes Begin
November 8-10, 2019
Information regarding Family Weekend, including registration, will be released in June 2019. Visit the Family Weekend page for more information.
View the 2019-2020 University calendar to find dates for student breaks, holidays, and more.