Admissions Information Sessions

Interested in studying at the Divinity School?  We want to meet you!  Join us at one of our admissions events, either in Chicago or on the road.

The Divinity School's Fall Open House for Prospective Students

Registration button for the Fall Open House

The Divinity School's annual Fall Open House for Prospective Students will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Recognizing that the best way to get a sense of the vibrancy, diversity, and rigor of the School's ongoing conversation about religion is to see what it is like on the ground, we invite prospective students to come join in for a day of exploration. Participants will have the opportunity to sit in on Autumn Quarter classes, interact with faculty and current students in a variety of venues, and attend sessions and panels on the Divinity School's degree programs, areas of study, application procedures, and community life. 

To register for the Fall Open House, click here or on the picture to the right.

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 8:15a - 8:00p

Location: Chicago, IL


As a general rule, we ask you that you register for the event that you plan to attend, however walk-ins are very welcome. Persons in need of special assistance should contact John Howell, Coordinator for Recruiting and Admissions, at (773) 702-8249, or via email at


CareerEco Banner for Online Seminary and Theological School Fair

The Divinity School will once again participate in CareerEco's Seminary & Theological Grad School Virtual Fair. This year's event is on Wednesday, September 17th, and the Divinity School will have a range of representatives online to chat throughout the day. The virtual fair is an ideal venue for prospective students who are not able to make it to campus, or who are exploring graduate programs in advance of campus visits and applications. 

For more information, and free registration, visit CareerEco's event page.

On the Road

Fall Recruitment Tour banner

Plans are underway for the Divinity School's fall recruitment travel (see scheduled dates below), and we look forward to meeting you on the road. Check back or join our mailing list for updates. If you are a faculty member or administrator and would be interested in hosting an admissions information session for students at your college or university, please contact us at .

Tuesday, September 23 - Union Theological Seminary, New York City*

Tuesday, October 28 - Seminary and Divinity School Day at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

*Events marked with a single asterisk are joint recrutiment information sessions, featuring representatives from Duke Divinity School, Emory Univerity's Candler School of Theology, Harvard Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, UChicago Divinity School, and Yale Divinity School.

**Events marked with two asterisks are University of Chicago global graduate recruitment events at which a representative for the Divinity School will be present.


Coffee with the Dean at AAR/SBL

Dean Mitchell leads the Ancient Christianity Colloquium

The Divinity School invites attendees of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion & Society of Biblical Literature to join Dean Margaret M. Mitchell for coffee and conversation on the Monday morning, November 24th, of the conference. Dean Mitchell will offer an introduction to the School and facilitate a Q&A, and then she and Coordinator for Recruiting & Admissions John Howell will be on hand for informal conversation. Please feel welcome to come with questions about life and work in Swift Hall.

Registration is now open. Click here, or on the photo above, to let us know that you will be attending. We look forward to meeting you in San Diego! 

Date: Monday, November 14, 2014

Time: 7:30-9:00 am

Location: Hilton Bayfront, Aqua Room F