Visiting Campus

Before visiting campus, we recommend that both prospective undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Consult the academic calendar to ensure that you aren’t planning a visit during a break, intersession, or University holiday
  • Explore our website, which has a wealth of information about our programs

Please check out our undergraduate and graduate program FAQ pages. For questions concerning the performance program, write Peformance Program Coordinator Laura Swierzbin at ltswierz@uchicago.edu.

Graduate Students

All students who are accepted for graduate study will be hosted for a prospective students' day or an individual visit to campus in late winter or early spring. Students who opt to visit in advance of admissions decisions may sit in on classes and learn about the Department from available students and faculty. For more information, or to begin planning your visit, contact Academic Support Specialist Emily Anderson at andersone@uchicago.edu.

Undergraduate Students

Our undergraduate program attracts students interested in the intense study, performance and composition of music in a liberal arts setting. Prospective undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to attend the formal information sessions held by the Department of Music in autumn and spring, in cooperation with the Office of College Admissions. These sessions, tailored to high school juniors and seniors, are given by faculty and staff members and will provide a solid overview of opportunities at the Department, along with ample opportunity for questions. While students may come to campus at other times, it is not always possible to meet with faculty and staff, or to receive the amount of dedicated time and information available at a regular session. Prospective undergraduate students with a specific interest in studying musicology, ethnomusicology, or composition as a major are encouraged to contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Seth Brodsky at seths@uchicago.edu to arrange a meeting during their campus visit.