Events

Events

Found 129 events.
  • General
    8:00AM7:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Registration and Hospitality on the Quad

    Main Quad, Tents, University Ave. Entrance

    The Registration Tent is your first stop on campus to pick up your Weekend Pass wristband—your ticket to over 100 events. Alumni Weekend staff will be available all weekend at the Registration Tent to answer your questions and help you navigate campus. Recharge with a quick snack or refreshment at the Hospitality Tent just a few steps away. This year the Hospitality Tent is hosted by the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact, so stop by to record your birthday message to the University in honor of its 125th anniversary celebration, pick up University giveaways, and learn more about the priorities and progress of the campaign.

  • General
    9:00AM1:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Phoenix Society Tent

    Main Quad, Pop-Up Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    Come on down to the Phoenix Society Tent on the Quad for a quick game of PhLinko. Win special prizes by testing your knowledge about gift planning and the University.

  • General
    9:00AM11:00AM
    Thursday, June 4
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

  • General
    10:00AM8:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories
    UChicago Arts

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Why do objects matter? What kinds of stories do they tell? Through a series of microexhibitions, Objects and Voices explores the many ways we work with, learn from, and enjoy objects of art. This museum-wide 40th anniversary exhibition is divided into a series of thematic presentations organized by alumni, professors, museum professionals, and UChicago students. Each vignette reveals how objects and stories are intertwined, preserved, and reinvented at a museum like the Smart.

  • General
    11:00AM12:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    Tour the distinctive steel-and-glass dome of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Learn how faculty, librarians, archivists, and conservators collaborated to build the library’s innovative robotic storage and retrieval system. Walk through the newly renovated Exhibition Gallery of the Special Collections Research Center to see a wide range of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and graphic materials.

  • General
    12:00PM1:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    Tour the distinctive steel-and-glass dome of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Learn how faculty, librarians, archivists, and conservators collaborated to build the library’s innovative robotic storage and retrieval system. Walk through the newly renovated Exhibition Gallery of the Special Collections Research Center to see a wide range of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and graphic materials.

  • General
    1:00PM2:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Oriental Institute Highlights Tour
    Oriental Institute

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Join Oriental Institute docents for a one-hour tour focusing on the highlights of this world-renowned collection, which showcases the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.

  • General
    2:00PM3:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Oriental Institute Guided Tour | How to Live Happily After Death in Ancient Egypt
    Oriental Institute

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    How did ancient Egyptians prepare for the afterlife? To find out, join Oriental Institute docents for a guided tour of the Egyptian collection.

  • General
    2:00PM4:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

  • General
    2:00PM3:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    UnCommon Core | The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis
    Division of the Social Sciences

    Social Sciences Research Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St.

    John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science; Codirector, Program on International Security Policy

    What caused the present Ukraine crisis? What’s the best way to end it, and what are the consequences for key players in the conflict? World-renowned international relations expert John Mearsheimer will examine these questions with the assumption that knowing the cause of a crisis is essential for developing an optimum plan to end it. He will also explore whether Russia or the West bears primary responsibility.

  • General
    2:00PM3:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    UnCommon Core | Preventing Youth Violence
    Chicago Harris, School of Social Service Administration

    Stuart Hall, Room 105, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Jens Ludwig, Director, Crime Lab; Codirector, Urban Education Lab; McCormick Foundation Professor in the School of  Social Service Administration, the Law School, and Chicago Harris

    Each year, half a million people are murdered worldwide, and in almost every society on earth, violence is disproportionately concentrated among young people. In the United States, African American males lose nearly as many years of potential life before age 65 to homicide as to the nation’s overall leading cause of death, heart disease. Jens Ludwig will examine the key causes and potential remedies of youth violence, drawing on examples from the Crime Lab’s ongoing projects. To learn more about efforts to prevent youth violence, read these articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Crain’s Chicago Business.

  • General
    3:00PM4:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour
    UChicago Arts

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. The 11-story building features a wide range of facilities and resources to support the work of UChicago faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, arts organizations, and community partners. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before. Cosponsored by the Logan Center and the Arts Alumni Network.

  • General
    3:00PM4:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Reception with John Mearsheimer

    Social Sciences Research Building, Tea Room, 1126 E. 59th St.

    Mingle with world-renowned international relations expert John Mearsheimer following his UnCommon Core session, as well as members of the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC) and current MUNUC students. Hosted by the Class of 1990. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

  • General
    3:00PM4:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Eckhardt Research Center Tour
    Physical Sciences Division, Institute for Molecular Engineering

    William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S. Ellis Ave.

    Take a sneak peek at the new Eckhardt Research Center, an architecturally innovative building that will foster a broad spectrum of cutting-edge science, from investigations of the deepest cosmic mysteries to manipulations of matter on the scale of atoms and molecules in the state-of-the-art Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility. Beginning in winter 2015, the Eckhardt Research Center will house the University’s globally recognized programs in astrophysics, astronomy, chemistry, and physics, as well as trailblazing work by the faculty and students of the Institute for Molecular Engineering.

  • General
    5:00PM6:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour
    UChicago Arts

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. The 11-story building features a wide range of facilities and resources to support the work of UChicago faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, arts organizations, and community partners. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before. Cosponsored by the Logan Center and the Arts Alumni Network.

  • General
    5:00PM7:30PM
    Thursday, June 4
    At the Threshold
    UChicago Arts

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Chicago’s 500 Clown—a group of artists that engages audiences through action, improvisation, and circus arts—hosts a social hour featuring lively performances and creative conversations inspired by the Smart Museum of Art’s special exhibition Objects and Voices. Refreshments provided.

  • All-Access Pass
    5:00PM7:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Young Alumni Happy Hour

    Rockit Bar and Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St.

    Join the Classes of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 in River North to kick off Alumni Weekend with a casual happy hour. Enjoy this opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. There will be a cash bar—specials to be announced.

  • All-Access Pass
    5:30PM9:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Class of 1970 | 45th Reunion Cocktail Reception

    The Cliff Dwellers, 22nd Floor, 200 S. Michigan Ave. 

    Join the Class of 1970 for a prereunion get-together. Entry is free. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar. Guest parking is available at the 17 E. Adams St. self-park garage, between Wabash Ave. and State St., for $12 for up to 12 hours after 4pm with a discount ticket from Cliff Dwellers.

  • General
    6:00PM7:30PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Robert H. Kirschner, M.D., Memorial Human Rights Lecture | Susan Meiselas

    International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St.

    The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights’ 2015 Robert H. Kirschner, M.D., Memorial Human Rights Lecture, “Reflecting on Photography and Human Rights,” will be given by Susan Meiselas, internationally recognized and award-winning Magnum photographer. Meiselas will draw upon her decades of experience documenting human rights issues across the globe, including the Central American conflicts of the 1970s and 1980s, collective memory in Kurdistan, and indigenous people in Indonesia. Meiselas is currently president of the Magnum Foundation, which has recently supported a photographic project on the South Side of Chicago. Reception to immediately follow the lecture. 

  • General
    6:00PM7:30PM
    Thursday, June 4
    A Celebration of Leaders in Philanthropy
    Invitation Only

    Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.

    This annual event showcases the impact of philanthropy across the University through exhibits featuring students, faculty, and, in some cases, live experiments. This is an invitation-only event. Invitations will be sent in late April. To learn more about philanthropic societies and how to get involved, email arddonorrelations@uchicago.edu.

  • All-Access Pass
    8:00PM10:00PM
    Thursday, June 4
    Class of 1965 Happy Hour at Jimmy's

    Woodlawn Tap (aka Jimmy’s), 1172 E. 55th St.

    Join your class for a prereunion evening get-together at Jimmy’s—still there at its old location on 55th St., still nothing fancy. All food and drink orders are cash only.

  • General
    8:00AM7:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Registration and Hospitality on the Quad

    Main Quad, Tents, University Ave. Entrance

    The Registration Tent is your first stop on campus to pick up your Weekend Pass wristband—your ticket to over 100 events. Alumni Weekend staff will be available all weekend at the Registration Tent to answer your questions and help you navigate campus. Recharge with a quick snack or refreshment at the Hospitality Tent just a few steps away. This year the Hospitality Tent is hosted by the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry & Impact so stop by to record your birthday message to the University in honor of the University’s 125th Anniversary celebration, pick up a University giveaways, and learn more about the priorities and progress of the Campaign.

  • À la Carte
    8:00AM2:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Argonne National Laboratory Tour
    Physical Sciences Division

    Main Quad

    Get an insider’s view of Argonne National Laboratory. This research facility, funded by the Department of Energy, is making advances in energy, molecular engineering, and national security. Government issued photo ID required. Non-US citizens require special approval through an online request form. The shuttle bus will depart from the Main Quad promptly at 8:30 a.m. and return to the Main Quad at 2:30 p.m. Must be 16 or older. Lunch will be provided. Add this à la carte event to a Weekend Pass for $20.

  • General
    9:00AM11:00AM
    Friday, June 5
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

  • General
    10:00AM11:00AM
    Friday, June 5
    UnCommon Core | Molecular Engineering of Regenerative and Immunological Therapies
    Institute for Molecular Engineering, Physical Sciences Division

    Stuart Hall, Room 105, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Jeffrey Hubbell, Barry L MacLean Professor of Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise

    The field of engineering, whether applied to buildings or bridges, computers or satellites—or modern drugs and biomedical devices—is marked by a quest to reduce complex systems to a simple set of rules for controlling those systems. In this presentation, Jeffrey Hubbell will draw from examples focused on biomedicine to explore medical needs, discovery of design rules, and implementation of designs to improve human health in these examples.

  • General
    10:00AM11:00AM
    Friday, June 5
    UnCommon Core | The Nature of Emotion

    Stuart Hall, Room 101, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Paul Ekman, EX’52, LHD’94, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

    Paul Ekman has explored the universality of emotions across all cultures, particularly in New Guinea, and has articulated major characteristics of emotions in comparison to other mental states. Through empirical research, he established mass screenings at airports to detect significantly suspicious behaviors. Ekman is a 2015 Professional Achievement Award recipient and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009.

  • General
    10:00AM11:00AM
    Friday, June 5
    UnCommon Core | Sweet Honey in the Rocks: The Archaeology of Bees in the Ancient Near East
    Oriental Institute

    Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Gil Stein, Director, Oriental Institute; Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

    Humans have been collecting honey as a prized commodity since ancient times. In addition to sweetening cakes and biscuits, honey had practical health uses and was often included in clay vessels in tombs for the journey to the afterlife. Gil J. Stein became fascinated with honey’s ancient connections when he and his wife began beekeeping at their farm. Through his research, he found that honey’s fascinating history sheds new light on ancient medical practices and even trade networks. Join Stein for this fun and informative talk and explore the sweet history of beekeeping and honey in the Ancient Near East.

  • General
    10:00AM5:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories
    UChicago Arts

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Why do objects matter? What kinds of stories do they tell? Through a series of microexhibitions, Objects and Voices explores the many ways we work with, learn from, and enjoy objects of art. This museum-wide 40th anniversary exhibition is divided into a series of thematic presentations organized by alumni, professors, museum professionals, and UChicago students. Each vignette reveals how objects and stories are intertwined, preserved, and reinvented at a museum like the Smart.

  • À la Carte
    11:00AM1:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    UEI Tour of UChicago Charter Woodlawn Campus

    Main Quad, Hospitality Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    Learn how UChicago’s Urban Education Institute is improving education for children growing up in urban America. UChicago Charter envelops students in a culture of high academic achievement, with explicit attention to issues of race, class, culture, and gender that affect urban schooling. Experience these innovative programs firsthand through a guided tour of the Woodlawn campus. Lunch will be provided. The shuttle bus will depart promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will return to the Main Quad at 1:30 p.m. Add this à la carte event to a Weekend Pass for $10. 

  • General
    11:00AM12:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Docent-Led Tour: Objects and Voices
    UChicago Arts

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Join a Smart docent for a tour of Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories. Explore and discuss a selection of microexhibitions, from European modernist art and design to contemporary Chinese photography and performance.

  • General
    11:30AM1:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    From Core to Career

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    As the national debate on the value of a liberal arts education continues to escalate, the College believes that the Core is the basis for inquiry in every discipline and industry and familiarizes students on both raising fundamental questions and the powerful ideas that shape society. Hear from dean of the College John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75 and a panel of alumni moderated by Meredith Daw, assistant vice president of enrollment and student advancement and executive director of Career Advancement, on the value of the Core in today’s workforce. Space is limited. Session and lunch will be first come, first served.

  • General
    1:00PM2:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Oriental Institute Highlights Tour
    Oriental Institute

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Join Oriental Institute docents for a one-hour tour focusing on the highlights of this world-renowned collection, which showcases the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.

  • General
    1:15PM2:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    State of the University Address by Provost Eric Isaacs

    Location TBD

    In his State of the University address, Provost Eric D. Isaacs updates the UChicago community on the most important news across campus and around the world. Find out how the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact will help UChicago faculty and students define future inquiry and its impact on lives around the globe.

  • General
    1:15PM2:15PM
    Friday, June 5
    Bus Tour of Campus with the Chicago Architecture Foundation

    Main Quad, Hospitality Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    Join the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a bus tour of campus, focusing on the architectural history of the University and the evolving architectural relationship between the University and the surrounding neighborhood. Explore the early collegiate Gothic roots of the campus in the original quadrangles, the march of midcentury modernism along the Midway, and the recent breathtaking additions of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Midway Crossings. Space is limited and seating will be first come, first served.

  • General
    1:45PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Arts Incubator Tour
    UChicago Arts

    Main Quad, Hospitality Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    Enjoy a guided tour of the University’s Arts Incubator in Washington Park. Led by renowned artist Theaster Gates, the Arts Incubator houses artist residencies, a youth design apprenticeship program, and myriad programs and events open to the University and local communities. The tour will cover the Arts Incubator, activity on the arts block, the pavilion space, and the café. The shuttle bus will depart promptly at 2 p.m. and return to the Main Quad at 4 p.m. Space is limited, first-come, first-served.

  • General
    2:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

  • À la Carte
    2:00PM3:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Architecture Foundation Boat Cruise

    Chicago’s First Lady Boat Dock, 112 E. Wacker Dr.

    Join the Class of 1990 as they kick off Alumni Weekend on this highly rated family-friendly architectural journey through Chicago. All classes, guests, and children are invited, and as a special welcome gift, the Class of 1990’s Reunion Committee is providing tickets at a discounted rate of $35 per person. You don't want to miss the start of what will be an incredible weekend. The free Alumni Weekend shuttle stops on Wacker Dr., just a block away from the boat dock. Hosted by the Class of 1990 (25th Reunion).

  • All-Access Pass
    2:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1965 | The College Screening

    Ida Noyes Hall, Second Floor East Lounge, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Catch up with your classmates before your Friday Reunion reception and dinner. Travel back to twist parties at Ida Noyes, classroom discussions, and the campus as it was over 50 years ago with the movie The College, created in 1963 by classmate Gordon Quinn, AB’65. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • General
    2:00PM3:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Oriental Institute Guided Tour | Women in the Ancient Near East
    Oriental Institute

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    What do the artifacts in the Oriental Institute Museum reveal about the lives of women in the ancient Near East? You may be surprised. Join Oriental Institute docents for a guided tour to find out.

  • General
    2:00PM3:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    UnCommon Core | Why Microbes Matter: New Perspectives Arising from the University of Chicago and Marine Biological Laboratory Affiliation
    Marine Biological Laboratory

    Stuart Hall, Room 101, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Neil Shubin (moderator), Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy; Senior Adviser to the President and to the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories

    Jack Gilbert, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution; Environmental Microbiologist, Argonne National Laboratory; Adjunct Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory

    Eugene B. Chang, MD’76, Martin Boyer Professor, Department of Medicine; Director, UChicago Digestive Diseases Research Core Center

    Julie Huber, Associate Scientist and Associate Director, Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory

    Neil Shubin will moderate as UChicago and Marine Biological Laboratory scientists discuss microbial ecosystems, their impact on our lives, and why we should care. The panel will also explore the opportunities for collaborative research presented by the affiliation between the two institutions.

  • General
    2:00PM3:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    UnCommon Core | A Conversation with Nobelists
    Division of the Social Sciences, Department of Economics

    Saieh Hall, Room 146, 5757 S. University Ave.

    John A. List (moderator ), Homer J. Livingston Professor in Economics; Chair, Department of Economics

    Lars Peter Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics

    James J. Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics

    Robert E. Lucas Jr.,  AB’59, PhD’64, John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor in Economics

    This panel of UChicago Nobel laureates will feature three pioneers in the discipline of economics: Lars Peter Hansen, James Heckman, and Robert Lucas. John List will ask questions relevant to their significant contributions to the social sciences. The Nobelists will share their inspirational stories and insights, and offer a closer look at the current landscape of economics.

  • General
    2:00PM3:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    UnCommon Core | DNA Nanorobots Get to Work Inside Living Organisms
    Physical Sciences Division

    Stuart Hall, Room 105, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Yamuna Krishnan, Professor, Department of Chemistry

    Because of its microscopic size—and the predictable modular structure of Watson-Crick base pairing—DNA is an ideal building material for nanoscale devices. These DNA nanodevices could take the form of rigid 1-D, 2-D, or 3-D scaffolds that function as molecular breadboards. They could also function as switches or transducers, moving dynamically in response to controlled stimuli applied by scientists. Yamuna Krishnan explains how her team creates such DNA-based nanodevices for applications as high-performance “custom” biosensors that intercept biochemical signals, thereby interrogating and reporting on cellular processes.

  • All-Access Pass
    2:30PM4:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Alumni Emeriti Bus Tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation

    Main Quad, Hospitality Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    There have been many architectural updates on campus in the past few years. If you haven’t been back recently, or if you just want to learn about what is new, please join your classmates for an exclusive bus tour of some of the major buildings on campus presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Space is limited and seating will be first come, first served.

  • General
    3:00PM7:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Baderbräu Beer Garden

    Main Quad, Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    Enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon with friends and family—and a cold drink—at the Baderbräu Beer Garden, featuring an assortment of local brews and light bites. The Baderbräu Beer Garden will be conveniently located on the Main Quad next to the Registration and Hospitality Tents. The Alumni Association thanks Baderbräu founder and principal Robert Sama, AB’93, for his generous donation of our feature beers: Baderbräu Chicago Pilsener and Lawnmower Lager.

  • General
    3:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    Tour the distinctive steel-and-glass dome of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Learn how faculty, librarians, archivists, and conservators collaborated to build the library’s innovative robotic storage and retrieval system. Walk through the newly renovated Exhibition Gallery of the Special Collections Research Center to see a wide range of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and graphic materials.

  • General
    3:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Friends of the Marine Biological Laboratory Reception

    Stuart Hall, Lobby, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Join UChicago and Marine Biological Laboratory scientists for a reception following the UnCommon Core presentation “Why Microbes Matter: New Perspectives Arising from the University of Chicago and Marine Biological Laboratory Affiliation” to discuss this exciting new partnership. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

  • General
    3:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Eckhardt Research Center Tour
    Physical Sciences Division, Institute of Molecular Engineering

    William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S. Ellis Ave.

    Take a sneak peek at the new Eckhardt Research Center, an architecturally innovative building that will foster a broad spectrum of cutting-edge science, from investigations of the deepest cosmic mysteries to manipulations of matter on the scale of atoms and molecules in the state-of-the-art Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility. Beginning in winter 2015, the Eckhardt Research Center will house the University’s globally recognized programs in astrophysics, astronomy, chemistry, and physics, as well as trailblazing work by the faculty and students of the Institute of Molecular Engineering.

  • General
    3:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour
    UChicago Arts

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. The 11-story building features a wide range of facilities and resources to support the work of UChicago faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, arts organizations, and community partners. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before. Cosponsored by the Logan Center and the Arts Alumni Network.

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    3:00PM5:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Economics Research Open House

    Saieh Hall for Economics, Research Pavilion First Floor Lobby, 5757 S. University Ave. 

    Mingle with faculty and students of the Department of Economics and discuss their current research in the main lobby of the newly completed Research Pavilion at Saieh Hall for Economics. Originally built between 1923 and 1927, the historic building at 5757 S. University Ave. was home to the Chicago Theological Seminary. It reopened as Saieh Hall in October 2014 as the new home of UChicago economics with state-of-the-art classrooms, seminar and conference rooms, and collaborative workspaces. This event follows “A Conversation with Nobelists” UnCommon Core session, which also takes place in the Saieh Hall Research Pavilion.

  • General
    3:45PM4:45PM
    Friday, June 5
    Bus Tour of Campus with the Chicago Architecture Foundation

    Main Quad, Hospitality Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    Join the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a bus tour of campus, focusing on the architectural history of the University and the evolving architectural relationship between the University and the surrounding neighborhood. Explore the early collegiate Gothic roots of the campus in the original quadrangles, the march of midcentury modernism along the Midway, and the recent breathtaking additions of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Midway Crossings. Space is limited and seating will be first come, first served.

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    4:00PM5:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Alumni Board of Governors Spotlight: The Voyager Journey to Interstellar Space

    Stuart Hall, Room 104, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Edward C. Stone, SM’59, PhD’64, David Morrisroe Professor of Physics and Vice Provost for Special Projects, California Institute of Technology

    Launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, the two Voyager spacecraft continued their journeys beyond the planets as they searched for the edge of heliosphere, the giant bubble of wind surrounding the sun. Beyond the bubble lies interstellar space, the space between the stars filled with matter from the explosions of other stars and by the magnetic field of the Milky Way. After a 35- year journey taking it 11 billion miles from the sun, Voyager 1 became the first human-made object to enter interstellar space. Join Edward C. Stone, the 2015 Alumni Medalist, to learn about the Voyager’s journey of discovery.

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    4:00PM6:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    UChicago Hillel Alumni Open House and Reception

    Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Alumni and their families are invited to tour the Newberger Hillel Center. Share your memories of Jewish life on campus, and meet staff and student leaders of UChicago Hillel. Light refreshments will be served. Open to all alumni.  

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    4:30PM5:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Affinity Group Board Member Reception

    Reynolds Club, South Lounge, 5706 S. University Ave.

    In recognition of their service and guidance, affinity group members are invited to a special reception to meet other group representatives from around the United States and hear updates from the Alumni Association. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. This event is by invitation only. 

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    5:00PM6:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour
    UChicago Arts

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. The 11-story building features a wide range of facilities and resources to support the work of UChicago faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, arts organizations, and community partners. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before. Cosponsored by the Logan Center and the Arts Alumni Network.

  • All-Access Pass
    5:00PM8:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Alumni Emeriti Class Celebration Dinner

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Eighth Floor Terrace, 915 E. 60th St.

    Join the Alumni Emeriti community for an evening of festivities in one of the campus’s newest additions, including a cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner with stunning architecture and views. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee. Complimentary self-parking is available in the Wells Lot located on 60th St. at Drexel Ave.

  • All-Access Pass
    5:00PM8:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1960 | 55th Reunion Dinner

    La Petite Folie, 1504 E. 55th St.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 55th Reunion at the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities will include a three-course seated dinner. Complimentary valet is provided. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee.

  • General
    5:30PM7:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Chicago Harris Alumni Awards Reception and Ceremony
    Chicago Harris

    Mid-America Club, 80th Floor, Aon Center, 200 E. Randolph Dr.

    Join us for the second annual presentation of the Chicago Harris alumni awards. Two awards, Rising Star and Career Achievement, are nominated by and awarded to Harris alumni. The Dean’s Award is presented by the dean to a nonalumni practitioner whose substantive policy work is in line with the vision of Chicago Harris. A networking reception will precede the awards ceremony.

  • All-Access Pass
    5:30PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1990 | 25th Reunion Dinner

    Hutchinson Commons, 1131 E. 57th St.

    Congratulations on your 25th Reunion from the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities will include a cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, featuring a special appearance by John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College. In conjunction with the Senior Class Gift committee of 2015, the Class of 1990 will celebrate its cocktail reception around the renovated fountain. Reconnect with classmates while mingling with current students. Complimentary valet is provided. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee.

  • All-Access Pass
    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1965 | 50th Reunion Dinner

    Ida Noyes Hall, First Floor, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 50th Reunion. The festivities will include a cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, featuring a special appearance by Dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75. Throughout the evening, we’ll invite classmates to provide updates on themselves and/or reflections on the differences their experiences at the University made in their lives. AV memory jogging may also be available. Complimentary valet is provided. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee. Don’t miss the after-party on the lower level of Ida Noyes at the Pub.

  • All-Access Pass
    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1970 | 45th Reunion Dinner

    Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 45th Reunion at the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities will include a cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, featuring a special appearance by John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College. Complimentary valet is provided. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee.

  • All-Access Pass
    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1975 | 40th Reunion Dinner

    Saieh Hall for Economics, Graduate Student Commons 201, 5757 S. University Ave. 

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 40th Reunion at the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities will include a cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, featuring a special appearance by John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College. Complimentary valet is provided. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee.

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    6:00PM7:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Argonne OutLoud | Bacteria and You: A Love Story

    International House, 1414 E. 59th St.

    Human bodies teem with microbial life, which outnumber our cells 10 to one. In this presentation, environmental microbiologist Jack Gilbert will explore this brave new world, examining some examples of how your microbial world influences your health. We will also collect samples from audience members who are interested in having their microbial world sequenced and interpreted. Cohosted by International House, Argonne National Laboratory, Office of the VP for Research and National Laboratories, and the Alumni Club of Chicago.

  • All-Access Pass
    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1980 | 35th Reunion Dinner

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 35th Reunion at the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities will include a cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, featuring a special appearance by John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College. Complimentary valet is provided. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee.

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    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni Student Reception

    Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave

    Join the University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni as it hosts a networking reception, including a beer and wine bar. The networking reception will also feature current black faculty and staff. 

  • All-Access Pass
    6:00PM9:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1985 | 30th Reunion Dinner

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 30th Reunion at the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities in one of the campus’s newest additions will include a cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, featuring an engaging faculty presentation, entertainment by student musicians, and stunning architecture and views. John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College, will make a special appearance. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee. Complimentary self-parking is available in the Wells Lot located on 60th St. at Drexel Ave.

  • All-Access Pass
    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1995 | 20th Reunion Dinner

    Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Hall, 1025 E. 58th St.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 20th Reunion at the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities will include a cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, featuring a special appearance by John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College. Complimentary valet is provided. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee. Don’t miss the after-party at the Pub on the lower level of Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.

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    6:30PM7:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    UChicago Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner

    Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Alumni and their families are invited to join student-led services welcoming in the Sabbath. Traditional, egalitarian, and reform services will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Newberger Hillel Center. Stay for Shabbat dinner following services at 7:30 p.m. Vegetarian (vegan) and gluten-free options will be available. Advance registration to hillel@uchicago.edu preferred but not required.  

  • All-Access Pass
    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 2000 | 15th Reunion Reception

    Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 15th Reunion at the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities will include a cocktail reception and tour through the Frederick C. Robie House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic buildings lauded as a masterpiece of his prairie style. Docents will be available to answer questions as guests explore the home. John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College will make a special appearance. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee. Ample self-parking is available on Kimbark Ave. between 58th and 59th St.

  • All-Access Pass
    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 2005 | 10th Reunion Reception

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Join your classmates for a standing reception to celebrate your 10th Reunion at the University of Chicago. The evening of festivities will include a tour of the Smart Museum, a cocktail reception, and heavy appetizers. John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College will make a special appearance. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with old classmates and meet new friends from the 2005 graduating class. Class photos taken at the event will be available for a nominal fee. Watch for special announcements from the 10th Reunion committee about Class of 2005 events throughout the weekend. Complimentary parking is available in the North Campus Parking Garage, 5500 S. Ellis Ave.

  • All-Access Pass
    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 2010 | 5th Reunion Reception

    Harper Quad, Tent, 1116 E. 59th St.

    Join your classmates for a standing reception featuring buffet stations to celebrate your 5th Reunion while enjoying a beautiful Hyde Park evening alfresco in Harper Quad. John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College will make a special appearance. 

  • All-Access Pass
    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 2014 | 1st Reunion Reception

    Hutchinson Courtyard, Tent, 57th St. and University Ave.

    Join your classmates for a standing reception featuring buffet stations to celebrate your 1st Reunion while enjoying a beautiful Hyde Park evening alfresco. John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College will make a special appearance. 

  • All-Access Pass
    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Classes of 1996-1999, 2001-2004, 2006-2009, 2011-2013 | Class Celebration Reception

    Main Quad, Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Join your classmates for a standing reception featuring buffet stations and a beautiful Hyde Park evening alfresco at the University of Chicago.

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    7:30PM10:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Chicago Harris Reunion Dinners | Classes of 2005, 2010, and 2014
    Chicago Harris

    Mid-America Club, 80th Floor, Aon Center, 200 E. Randolph Dr.

    Calling all Chicago Harris alumni celebrating 10th, 5th, and 1st year reunions. Join your classmates and reconnect with friends you haven’t seen since graduation, expand your Harris network, and enjoy an evening of catching up over a great meal. Dinner will immediately follow the Alumni Awards Ceremony.

  • À la Carte
    8:00PM10:00PM
    Friday, June 5
    Voices in Your Head: A Cappella Spring Show
    Student Initiative

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Performance Hall

    An exhilarating evening of songs that cover an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, rock, and alternative music. Featuring their award-winning competition set from the 2015 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and talented guest performers, this show is for a cappella fans everywhere! Register for this event at tickets.uchicago.edu. Advance prices: General $10, student with UCID $7. Door prices: General $12, student with UCID $10.

  • All-Access Pass
    9:00PM11:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1995 and Earlier | Reunion After-Party

    Quadrangle Club, Lounge, 1155 E. 57th St.

    Join alumni emeriti and reunion classes from 1960 through 1995 for a casual after-party at the Quad Club. Self-host cash bar. 

  • All-Access Pass
    10:30PM11:30PM
    Friday, June 5
    Class of 1996 and Later| Reunion After-Party

    Ida Noyes Hall, The Pub, Lower Level, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Join alumni from the Classes of 1996 through 2014 for a casual after-party at UChicago’s own private club. Self-host cash bar. Entrance is free with your Alumni Weekend name badge. 

  • À la Carte
    8:00AM10:30AM
    Saturday, June 6
    Phoenix 5K Fun Run in Memory of Ian Woo Cumings

    Main Quad, Tents, University Ave. Entrance

    Whether you’re an experienced runner, a total beginner, or just looking for some family-friendly entertainment, the fourth annual Phoenix 5K Fun Run is a great way to enjoy campus and the Hyde Park neighborhood. Runners are encouraged to sport their favorite UChicago and student group gear. Stick around after the race for a complimentary postrace brunch on the Main Quad. The Phoenix 5K Fun Run is presented by the brothers of Delta Kappa Epsilon in memory of Ian Woo Cumings, a Class of 2011 UChicago student and a member of the fraternity. All proceeds from the 5K benefit the Ian Woo Cumings Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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    8:00AM6:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Registration and Hospitality on the Quad

    Main Quad, Tents, University Ave. Entrance

    The Registration Tent is your first stop on campus to pick up your Weekend Pass wristband—your ticket to over 100 events. Alumni Weekend staff will be available all weekend at the Registration Tent to answer your questions and help you navigate campus. Recharge with a quick snack or refreshment at the Hospitality Tent just a few steps away. This year the Hospitality Tent is hosted by the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry & Impact so stop by to record your birthday message to the University in honor of the University’s 125th Anniversary celebration, pick up a University giveaways, and learn more about the priorities and progress of the Campaign.

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    9:00AM11:00AM
    Saturday, June 6
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

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    9:00AM1:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Phoenix Society Tent

    Main Quad, Pop-Up Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    Come on down to the Phoenix Society Tent on the Quad for a quick game of PhLinko. Win special prizes by testing your knowledge about gift planning and the University to win a prize.

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    9:30AM11:00AM
    Saturday, June 6
    Chicago Harris Annual Alumni Council Meeting
    Chicago Harris

    Chicago Harris, 1155 E. 60th St.

    The Alumni Council is the primary alumni governing body for Chicago Harris, with a mission to connect alumni to one another, to current students, and to the school. All Harris alumni are encouraged to attend the annual public meeting to learn what the council has accomplished this year and share their ideas for new programs, events, or initiatives to help keep Harris alumni actively engaged with the school.

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    10:00AM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories
    UChicago Arts

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Why do objects matter? What kinds of stories do they tell? Through a series of microexhibitions, Objects and Voices explores the many ways we work with, learn from, and enjoy objects of art. This museum-wide 40th anniversary exhibition is divided into a series of thematic presentations organized by alumni, professors, museum professionals, and UChicago students. Each vignette reveals how objects and stories are intertwined, preserved, and reinvented at a museum like the Smart.

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    10:30AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Alumni Swimming and Diving Meet
    Athletics

    Ratner Athletics Center, Myers-McLoraine Pool, 5530 S. Ellis Ave.

    Varsity swimming and diving alumni, friends, and family are welcome to compete in this year’s alumni meet. Enjoy the thrill of competition again and reconnect with teammates. To participate in the meet, please contact Jason Weber, jrweber@uchicago.edu. Following the meet, join your fellow swimming and diving alumni at the Alumni and Friends Festival on the Main Quad.

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    10:30AM11:30AM
    Saturday, June 6
    74th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Join President Robert J. Zimmer, the Alumni Board of Governors, and members of the University of Chicago community as we celebrate this year’s alumni award honorees. They are leaders in their fields and also your fellow club members, friends you made while at the University, and professors you admire for preparing great minds. Come hear from the 2015 Alumni Medalist, Edward C. Stone, SM’59, PhD’64, internationally recognized for his role as the chief scientist for the Voyager mission from 1985 to 2009. Read more about this year’s award winners—and why they represent this year’s theme, “From UChicago to More: Celebrating Alumni Impact”—at alumniandfriends.uchicago.edu/awards.

  • General
    11:00AM1:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

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    11:00AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Chicago Harris Coffee with Dean Diermeier
    Chicago Harris

    Chicago Harris, Café, 1155 E. 60th St.

    Join Dean Daniel Diermeier for coffee and conversation about the tremendous progress to date and ambitious agenda for the future of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Enjoy refreshments and a guided tour of the building.

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    11:30AM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Second Annual Alumni Scav Hunt

    Main Quad, Hospitality Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Registration, Alumni and Friends Festival, Bartlett Quad
    1:30–3:30 p.m. Scav Hunt, Hospitality Tent, Main Quad
    5 p.m. Winners announced, Hospitality Tent, Main Quad
     

    This is your chance to participate in a mini version of UChicago’s world famous Scav Hunt—the largest and best scavenger hunt in the world, hosted every May since 1987—and compete for prizes and glory. Take a stroll down memory lane with a greatly abbreviated edition of Scav Hunt as a spring afternoon diversion. Register individually or in teams of up to five members. This event is hosted by the Alumni Club of Chicago.

     

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    11:30AM3:30PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Alumni and Friends Festival

    Main Quad, Tents, University Ave. Entrance

    11:30–1:30 p.m. Food tents open
     

    The Alumni and Friends Festival on the Main Quad features food, drink, and entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a beautiful afternoon on campus—a great opportunity to reconnect and share your UChicago pride with fellow alumni and friends. Kids will love the bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, and variety of games. 

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    10:00AM11:00AM
    Saturday, June 6
    Eckhardt Research Center Tour
    Physical Sciences Division, Institute for Molecular Engineering

    William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S. Ellis Ave.

    Take a sneak peek at the new Eckhardt Research Center, an architecturally innovative building that will foster a broad spectrum of cutting-edge science, from investigations of the deepest cosmic mysteries to manipulations of matter on the scale of atoms and molecules in the state-of-the-art Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility. Beginning in winter 2015, the Eckhardt Research Center will house the University’s globally recognized programs in astrophysics, astronomy, chemistry, and physics, as well as trailblazing work by the faculty and students of the Institute for Molecular Engineering.

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    12:00PM1:30PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) Alumni Lunch
    Humanities

    Main Quad, Tents, University Ave. Entrance

    Find the MAPH Tent within the Alumni and Friends Festival to join other MAPH alumni and the current MAPH cohort for lunch on the Harper Quad. 

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    12:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Chicago Harris Alumni Tent
    Chicago Harris

    Main Quad, Tents, University Ave. Entrance

    Find the Chicago Harris Tent at the Alumni and Friends Festival to join fellow Chicago Harris alumni. Enjoy your own space to reconnect, reminisce, and relax.

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    1:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Family Day: Fifth-Graders Curate
    UChicago Arts

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Grade schoolers make awesome curators. Take a tour with student curators from Chicago Public Schools’ Beasely Academic Center and create paintings and sculpture inspired by the art in their Objects and Voices exhibit on view at the Smart Museum of Art. Led by guest artist Candice Latimer. Activities are best for kids ages 4–12 accompanied by an adult.

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    1:00PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Ancient Game Day
    Oriental Institute

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Play your way through ancient history. Explore the board games the pharaohs of Egypt enjoyed and the rulers of Mesopotamia and Persia taught in their own courts, and then try your hand at making your own board game. This program is recommended for ages 8+. Coloring activities will be provided for younger children. Ancient Game Day will be held outdoors on the 58th Street streetscape. In the event of inclement weather it will be moved inside the Oriental Institute galleries.

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    1:00PM6:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Baderbräu Beer Garden

    Main Quad, Tent, University Ave. Entrance

    Enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon with friends and family—and a cold drink—at the Baderbräu Beer Garden, featuring an assortment of local brews and light bites. The Baderbräu Beer Garden will be conveniently located on the Main Quad next to the Registration and Hospitality Tents. The Alumni Association thanks Baderbräu founder and principal Robert Sama, AB’93, for his generous donation of our feature beers: Baderbräu Chicago Pilsener and Lawnmower Lager.

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Curator’s Tour of the Smart Museum of Art
    UChicago Arts

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Join Anne Leonard, Smart Museum curator and associate director of academic initiatives, for a tour of the 40th anniversary exhibition Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories.

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Inside the Admissions Committee

    Location TBD

    Join College Admissions officers for a discussion of the highly selective College admissions process with special focus on the role of legacy connections in the application process. Officers will highlight recent trends in the College’s application numbers, as well as distinctive elements of our application. 

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    1:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Self-Guided House and Hall Tours

    Throughout Campus

    Join current and former residents for self-guided tours of UChicago’s houses and halls. Enjoy touring the buildings, seeing current student rooms, reminiscing in the house lounges, and more. A list of participating halls and houses will be available in the Hospitality Tent.

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Oriental Institute Highlights Tour

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Join Oriental Institute docents for a one-hour tour focusing on the highlights of this world-renowned collection, which showcases the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.

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    1:30PM3:30PM
    Saturday, June 6
    The Chicago Maroon Alumni and Friends Reunion
    Student Initiative

    Ida Noyes, Lower Level, 1212 E. 59th St.

    For more than 100 years, the Chicago Maroon has been the voice of the UChicago student body, providing news, viewpoints, and coverage of the significant issues facing our campus and community. We would like to invite all alumni, former readers, and friends of the Chicago Maroon for our special reunion, featuring student speakers, distinguished alumni, and guests talking about student journalism and innovation in journalism. We also are giving select tours of our offices in the basement of Ida Noyes after the event, and welcome alumni, parents, and friends of all ages, as well as children.

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    2:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Oriental Institute Guided Tour | All That Mud: What Does It Tell Us?
    Oriental Institute

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    The Oriental Institute Museum display cases are full of artifacts made from mud—also known as clay.  What can we learn about the people of the ancient Near East by looking at how they transformed mud? In this guided tour, Oriental Institute docents explain the evolution of ceramic arts and their impact on civilization.

  • All-Access Pass
    2:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Class of 1985 | 30th Reunion Mansueto Library Tour

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    Join your classmates for a tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Take a close-up look at this iconic new addition to campus, and witness the innovative robotic retrieval system that stores and manages thousands of books 50 feet underground. 

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    2:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    UnCommon Core | Human Capital Investment, Inequality, and Growth
    Chicago Booth, Becker Friedman Institute, Division of the Social Sciences

    Saieh Hall, Room 021, 5757 S. University Ave.

    Kevin Murphy, AM’81, PhD’84, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Chicago Booth, and the Law School; Co-chair Becker Friedman Institute

    Rising income inequality appears increasingly permanent, motivating proposals to mitigate its impact—more progressive income taxation, wealth and inheritance taxes, pay regulation, and many more. Kevin Murphy argues that most of these treat the symptoms of income inequality rather than the disease itself. Instead he presents a case for focusing on the supply side of human capital—influencing national compensation through choices at the individual and family levels.

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    2:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    UnCommon Core | The Ethics of an Outbreak
    Medicine and Biological Sciences

    Stuart Hall, Room 101, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Emily Landon, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control

    In today’s globalized world, fighting infectious diseases is extremely difficult. The recent unprecedented Ebola outbreak has highlighted the global nature of infectious disease and raised some challenging dilemmas. Other infectious disease threats, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome or pandemic influenza, loom on the horizon. What have we learned? What’s next? Emily Landon—medical specialist for Ebola preparedness at the University of Chicago Medicine, one of only 35 Ebola treatment centers in the United States—tackles tough ethical questions, emerging epidemics, and the Ebola virus.

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    2:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    UnCommon Core | Past for Sale: New Approaches to Archaeological Looting
    Oriental Institute, Division of the Social Sciences, Division of the Humanities

    Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Room 103, 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Gil Stein, Director, Oriental Institute; Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

    Lawrence Rothfield, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty Director, Cultural Policy Center

    The black market for stolen ancient artifacts is a global problem with serious consequences for scientific knowledge, global politics, local cultural identities, and the objects themselves. Supported by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, the Past for Sale project is an interdisciplinary collaboration that studies the scope of this market and posits new strategies to combat it. Leading UChicago thinkers from anthropology, art history, economics, law, and policy are setting a new agenda for safeguarding antiquities and cultural heritage for future generations.

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    2:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni Roundtable Discussion

    Harper Memorial Library, 1116 E. 59th St., Room 130

    Join the University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni as it hosts a round table discussion about the strength and wealth of the UCABA community.

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    2:00PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Alumni Law Society Panel and Reception
    Alumni Law Society

    Location TBD

    2–3 p.m. Panel Discussion

    3–4 p.m. Alumni Networking Session

    4–5 p.m. ALS Board Meeting  

    Come kick off the Alumni Law Society (ALS), a national alumni affinity group open to all UChicago alumni interested in law, from both the Law School and throughout the University. You’re invited to a panel discussion highlighting for-profit and nonprofit corporate governance developments followed by a festive and educational afternoon including a reception with members of the ALS Board and friends.  This is your opportunity to meet leaders of ALS in your field of law and learn how to get involved in this new society.

  • All-Access Pass
    2:15PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Class of 1965 | UChicago Architecture Close-Up

    Ida Noyes Hall, Second Floor East Lounge, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Join your classmates on a one hour Chicago Architecture Foundation docent-led tour through the interiors and exteriors of featured campus buildings, ending at Robie House. Many of us looked out on this Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece from the New Dorms or as we walked past it during our time on campus, and now is our chance to take a closer look. Due to capacity limits, Robie House tours will run every 15 minutes with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m.

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    3:00PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Career Panel: Notable Alumni in Arts and Entertainment

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St.

    Filip Rymsza, EX'00, Film Producer, Writer, and Director, Royal Road Entertainment

    Hayden Schlossberg, AB’00, Screenwriter, Director, and Producer

    Bill Michel, AB’92, MBA’08 (moderator), Executive Director, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

    Hear insights and stories from notable alumni in the arts and entertainment industry. Light snacks and beverages will be served. For more information and speakers’ bios, visit uchicagoartsalumni.org. Cosponsored by the Arts Alumni Network, Class of 2000 (15th Reunion), and Logan Center for the Arts.

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    3:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour
    UChicago Arts

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. The 11-story building features a wide range of facilities and resources to support the work of UChicago faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, arts organizations, and community partners. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before. Cosponsored by the Logan Center and the Arts Alumni Network.

  • General
    3:00PM4:30PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Neubauer Collegium Open House
    Humanities & Social Sciences Divisions

    Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Enjoy a reception and open house in the newly opened space for the Neubauer Collegium, an ambitious initiative that supports innovative collaborative research projects of UChicago faculty, while pioneering efforts to engage a wider public in humanistic scholarship. This event follows an UnCommon Core focused on a Collegium project, the Past for Sale, which will also take place in 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.

  • All-Access Pass
    3:00PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Class of 2005 | 10th Reunion Mansueto Library Tour and Wine Reception

    Joseph Regenstein Library, A11, 1100 E. 57th St.

    Join your classmates for a tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Take a close-up look at this iconic new addition to campus, and witness the innovative robotic retrieval system that stores and manages thousands of books 50 feet underground. A reception will follow the tour, featuring beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres to enjoy with friends old and new.

  • À la Carte
    3:30PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    International House around the World Wine Tasting

    International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St.

    Back by popular demand, Chicago Tribune wine critic Bill St. John, AM’77, AM’80, PhD’83, will help us learn about wines from select regions across the globe. Join international alumni; the International House resident masters, Scott Stern, AB’80, MD’84, and Laura Naujokas Stern, AB’80; the Class of 1980 (35th Reunion); and International House graduate students as they cohost the Around the World Wine Tasting reception. Connect with old and new friends and hear about regional and international alumni clubs as you recall fond international memories and sample wine. Cosponsored by International House, the Alumni Club of Chicago, International Alumni Relations, and the Class of 1980 (35th Reunion). Add this à la carte event to a Weekend Pass for $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

     

  • All-Access Pass
    4:00PM6:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Class of 1990 | Peer Panel

    Saieh Hall, Room 203, 5757 S. University Ave. 

    Join your classmates as we hear from select peers regarding their unique and exciting projects. This will be a great chance to network with one another as we share in refreshments, nostalgia, and adventure.

  • General
    4:00PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    Tour the distinctive steel-and-glass dome of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Learn how faculty, librarians, archivists, and conservators collaborated to build the library’s innovative robotic storage and retrieval system. Walk through the newly renovated Exhibition Gallery of the Special Collections Research Center to see a wide range of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and graphic materials.

  • General
    4:30PM6:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Volunteer Recognition Reception
    Invitation Only

    Harper Quad Tent, 1116 E. 59th St.

    Join fellow volunteer leaders as we toast to a successful year of alumni-led initiatives, partnerships, and programming. Hear from senior leadership about the impact that alumni volunteers made to enhance the UChicago experience on campus and beyond. This reception is an invitation-only event.

  • General
    5:00PM6:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour
    UChicago Arts

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. The 11-story building features a wide range of facilities and resources to support the work of UChicago faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, arts organizations, and community partners. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before. Cosponsored by the Logan Center and Arts Alumni Network.

  • À la Carte
    5:30PM7:30PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Dinner
    Student Initiative

    Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St.

    The sisters of AOII invite alumni and friends to our annual Alumnae Dinner, this year honoring Peg Crawford and celebrating the 30th anniversary of Phi Chi Chapter. After dinner we will proceed to the 104th Interfraternity Sing competition. Reunite, reminisce, and rejoice with sisters. Spouses and significant others welcome. Add this à la carte event to a Weekend Pass for $15. 

  • All-Access Pass
    5:30PM9:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Class of 1965 | Open House at Linda Thoren Neal’s Hyde Park Home

    Home of Linda Thoren Neal, AB’64, JD’67

    Classmate Linda Thoren Neal, AB’64, JD’67, is generously opening her house for late-afternoon through early evening drop-in socializing, with drinks and supper food available, and possibly some live piano in the background. Add this à la carte event to an All-Access Pass for $5. 

  • General
    6:00PM9:30PM
    Saturday, June 6
    LGBTQ Exhibition and Curators Panel with Celebratory Reception

    Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St.

    6–7 p.m. Panel Discussion
    7:00–9:30 p.m. Celebratory reception
    7–8:30 p.m. Exhibition open for special viewing/tours
    8:30–8:45 p.m. Presentation from LGBT Alumni Network
     
    Enjoy a rare panel discussion with curators of the Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago oral history and archive project of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. The event combines an exhibition and academic presentation with the annual LGBT celebration, where board of directors’ election results and other news will be announced. Cohosted by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the LGBT Alumni Network. RSVP requested.
     
  • General
    6:00PM9:30PM
    Saturday, June 6
    Interfraternity Sing
    Greek Life

    Hutchinson Courtyard, 57th St. and University Ave.

    6:00–7 p.m. Reception
    7–9:30 p.m. Performances
     

    Reunite with old friends, participate in tradition, and celebrate our alma mater in the University’s annual singing celebration.  A celebration of UChicago Greek life since 1911, this year's event is sure to create lasting memories.

  • À la Carte
    7:00PM10:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    UChicaGO Jazz

    International House, 1414 E. 59th St.

    The world-class Chicago Jazz Orchestra will take over International House for a spirited evening filled with rich, lively music. Audiences will have the opportunity to hear a unique tribute to Ray Charles and originally transcribed musical arrangements that cannot be heard anywhere else. Presented by the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, stations, beer, and wine. Purchase this ticket à la carte for $30. 

  • À la Carte
    7:00PM11:00PM
    Saturday, June 6
    UChicaGO Party

    Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 S. Ellis Ave.

    Ratner will be transformed for the UChicaGO Party, as we take you back to the Chicago Prohibition era for a night of live entertainment and decadent fare. Entry will include three drink tickets (beer and wine) and a sampling of hors d’oeuvres and desserts. A long-standing tradition, the UChicaGO Party marks the culmination of Alumni Weekend. À la carte registration required. Save 30% when you purchase your UChicaGO Party ticket along with a Weekend Pass. Add this à la carte event to a Weekend Pass for $35, or purchase a ticket separately for $50. 

  • All-Access Pass
    9:00AM12:00PM
    Sunday, June 7
    Class of 1965 | 50th Reunion Brunch

    Mellow Yellow, 1508 E. 53rd St.

    Join your classmates for a casual farewell brunch at a restaurant near campus. Cost varies; guests will receive separate checks at the event.

  • All-Access Pass
    10:00AM1:00PM
    Sunday, June 7
    Class of 1975 | Sunday Brunch

    Home of Emily Nicklin

    Join your classmates from the Class of 1975 for a brunch at the home of Emily Nicklin, AB’75, JD’77

  • All-Access Pass
    10:00AM1:00PM
    Sunday, June 7
    Class of 1980 | Sunday Brunch

    Home of Kate Bensen

    Join your classmates from the Class of 1980 for a brunch at the home of Kate Bensen, AB’80. 

  • General
    10:00AM5:00PM
    Sunday, June 7
    Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories
    UChicago Arts

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Why do objects matter? What kinds of stories do they tell? Through a series of microexhibitions, Objects and Voices explores the many ways we work with, learn from, and enjoy objects of art. This museum-wide 40th anniversary exhibition is divided into a series of thematic presentations organized by alumni, professors, museum professionals, and UChicago students. Each vignette reveals how objects and stories are intertwined, preserved, and reinvented at a museum like the Smart.

  • À la Carte
    11:00AM2:00PM
    Sunday, June 7
    UChicago Association of Black Alumni Annual Alumni Weekend Brunch

    The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

    Separate registration required at uchicagoaba.org. This year’s annual Alumni Weekend Brunch, hosted by the University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni, features the tempting menu of the new gastropub the Promontory in Hyde Park. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with alumni, meet new members of UCABA, and learn more about the association. The UCABA network reaches far beyond Alumni Weekend, with diverse programming that will engage you and others throughout the year.

  • À la Carte
    1:10PM5:00PM
    Sunday, June 7
    UChicago Day at the White Sox

    333 W. 35th St.

    Join your classmates for an afternoon at the ballpark as the White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers. Reserve your tickets in advance and pick them up by Saturday, June 6, at the Registration Tent on the Main Quad. Limited quantity available. Seats are located in section 109. Add this à la carte event to a Weekend Pass for $20.

  • À la Carte
    2:30PM5:00PM
    Sunday, June 7
    Chicago Ensemble Concert and Champagne Reception
    UChicago Arts

    International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St.

    Toast the conclusion of Alumni Weekend at a champagne reception and chamber music concert with members of the Chicago Ensemble. Presented as part of the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series and led by virtuoso pianist Gerald Rizzer, AB’62, the Chicago Ensemble is known for its eclectic programs that combine masterworks with surprising selections by composers past and present. Add this à la carte event to a Weekend Pass for $25.

The University of Chicago

Questions:

Call: 800.955.0065
Email: alumniweekend@uchicago.edu

Alumni Resources:

alumniandfriends.uchicago.edu

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