Pre-Orientation Program

We invite incoming students of color to join us for a new pre-orientation program, designed to help foster a strong sense of community and belonging. This is an opportunity to start building peer networks, engage in conversation with student leaders and key administrators, and learn about programs and resources available through the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Center for Identity + Inclusion, and our campus partners. 

The interactive sessions will take place weekly. While we encourage you to attend all four sessions, you can join at any time. Click here to sign up!

Questions? Please email omsa@uchicago.edu or text 773.702.5710.


Session 1: Get to Know OMSA
Wednesday, August 26, 6:00-7:00pm CT

We can't wait to meet you - and for you to meet fellow students from across schools and divisions. The plan is to share a little bit about OMSA's history, our offerings this quarter, and how you can get involved.

Session 2: Conversation with University Leadership
Wednesday, September 2, 6:00-7:00pm CT

Don't miss this session with University leaders, who will explain how the Office of the Provost supports students, discuss diversity and inclusion initiatives and priorities for the upcoming year, and share words of wisdom with you as you begin your programs.

Session 3: Panel with UChicago Alumni
Wednesday, September 9, 6:00-7:30pm CT

There are quite a few UChicago alumni who work at the University and bring unique and valuable perspectives. Join us for a panel discussion with alumni of color about their experiences as students - and how their work on campus shapes your experiences.

Session 4: Roundtable with Student Leaders
College Students: Wednesday, September 16, 6:00-7:15pm CT
Graduate/Professional Students: Thursday, September 17, 6:00-7:15pm CT

Join us for a roundtable discussion with current students of color about their leadership journeys and some of the many opportunities that are available to you. We are organizing one session just for College students and another that focuses on Graduate/Professional students.

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