We invite prospective students to visit Swift Hall—the physical hub of the diverse and robust conversation that composes the Divinity School.
The Divinity School is in session during the autumn, winter, and spring quarters (October through May), and prospective students can make arrangements to attend classes, meet faculty and current students, attend lectures and special events, and tour the University of Chicago campus.
Centrally located on the university's main quadrangle, Swift Hall is also nicely situated as a point of embarkation for exploring the Hyde Park neighborhood, the city of Chicago, and the greater Chicagoland area. Easily accessible public and commercial transit connects the University of Chicago to Midway and O'Hare airports—and to the city's manifold cultural, architectural, and culinary delights.
To plan a visit, please complete and submit the Divinity School's Campus Visit Request Form—whereon you may specify dates and times of availability, as well as appointments and events you would like us to try to schedule on your behalf.
We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago: an intellectual destination for the academic study of religion, a world class university that anchors a vibrant and diverse neighborhood, one of the world's great cities.
Comprehensive information for persons visiting campus and the Divinity School—including airport transit, driving directions, parking, accommodations, and more—is available from the Office of Graduate Admissions. You can reach their visitor information page by clicking here or on the Grad Gargoyle.
If you are driving, please be aware that parking is limited. Some street parking is available on the Midway Plaisance and on side streets. However, we recommend that visitors park in the covered parking structure on 55th Street and Ellis Avenue.
If you are a prospective or admitted graduate student and would like to join a tour of campus, current graduate students from across the University lead tours Monday through Friday at 10:30 am. Tours, organized by the Office of Enrollment and Student Advancement, leave from Rosenwald Hall (1101 E. 58th St) and last approximately one hour. Walk-ins are welcome, but their office asks that you please register in advance using the Campus Tour form. Registrants will receive a confirmation email of their tour date and time. If you have additional questions or requests, please feel free to write to a tour coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you are not able to travel to Chicago—or meet us on the road—but would still like to have a face-to-face conversation about the application process and life and work in the Divinity School, we would be happy to schedule a virtual admissions appointment via Skype. Contact the Divinity School's Coordinator for Recruiting and Admissions at for more information. In general, virtual appointments are available during business hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm), Monday through Friday. Also be sure to check out this virtual tour of campus.