MAY 31 - JUNE 3, 2018

A four-day experience featuring over 100 events, Alumni Weekend will delight and inform Maroons of all ages with festivities, tours, lectures, and much more.

Alumni Weekend is the best time to reconnect with old friends—face to face, all in one place—and share your Maroon pride with family of all ages. It’s also a great time to learn about UChicago scholars╩╝ latest breakthroughs. We are looking for a few good volunteers who are willing to help us during the weekend, see details in the column to the right!

Join thousands of University of Chicago alumni, families, and friends on campus every year for these Alumni Weekend signature events.

Alumni and Friends Family Festival

Gather on the Main Quad for food, drink, and entertainment for the whole family! This is a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and share your UChicago pride with family and friends. Kids will love the bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, and a variety of games and activities.

Alumni Beer Garden

Enjoy a cold beverage (or two) with classmates, family, and friends at the Alumni Beer Garden, featuring an assortment of local craft brews from Baderbräu Brewery and delicious snacks. You never know who you’ll run into at this refreshing refuge on the Main Quad. The Alumni Association thanks Baderbräu founder and principal Robert Sama, AB╩╝93, for his generous sponsorship of the Alumni Beer Garden.

Registration Tent and Hospitality Lounge

Make the Registration Tent on Main Quad your first stop to receive your personalized name tag for the weekend. Pick up your UChicago swag and a campus map, grab water or coffee, and charge your phone at one of the complimentary charging stations.

College Reunions and Class Celebrations

It’s been too long! Alumni Weekend brings everyone back to campus. Reunite with your classmates at College reunions and class celebrations.

Alumni and Student Affinity Groups

Join your peers at events and receptions for some of our affinity groups, campus initiatives, and student organizations.

UChicaGO Party

A long-standing Alumni Weekend tradition, the UChicaGO Party unites alumni and students in celebration.

UnCommon Core

Featuring lectures, panel discussions, and multispeaker events with leading faculty, alumni, and students, UnCommon Core sessions are a great opportunity to discover the latest innovations from our UChicago community.

Alumni Weekend Resources

I registered for Alumni Weekend, now what should I do?

Plan your visit by reviewing the suggested hotels, transportation options, child care, and the University's Neighborhood Guide.
Take advantage of the robust programming and view the Event Schedule.
Celebrate your college milestone reunion or connect with peers in your affiliated division or professional school.

Volunteer at Alumni Weekend!

Alumni Weekend is a big production, and the fact of the matter is we cannot do it without you. So please join us in making a memorable experience for your fellow alumni, and having a lot of fun in the process.
Here are a few things to know before you sign up to volunteer:
  • The day of your shift, be sure to arrive on time for a brief training on your role.
  • We ask volunteers wear comfortable shoes, khaki pants or nice jeans, and a maroon, gray, black, or white shirt (UChicago shirts are great if you have ‘em!)
  • As a volunteer, you will receive a free Alumni Weekend pass (does not include admission to the UChicagoGo party, Reunion Celebrations, or other individually ticketed events).
  • If you have questions specifically about volunteer opportunities, reach out to our Alumni Weekend team: alumniweekend@uchicago.edu

Volunteer Shift Selection:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/pMZxjOW
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like
3) Sign up! It's easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password

Event Questions?

Call: 800.955.0065




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