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: The University of Chicago Divinity School, Swift Hall, 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

Fall Recruitment Tour bannerFall Admissions Travel

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. Click on the links below for registration details; 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 John Howell, Coordinator for Recruiting & Admissions, at  .

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

Wednesday, September 24 - Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA**

Wednesday, September 24 - Haverford College, Haverford, PA**

Friday, September 26 - Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA**

Monday, September 29 - Fordham University, Bronx, NY**

Monday, September 29 - New York University, New York, NY**

Tuesday, September 30 - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ**

Tuesday, September 30 - Wheaton College

Wednesday, October 1 - Emory University's Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA*

Thursday, October 2 - Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA*

Thursday, October 2 - University of Georgia, Athens, GA*

Tuesday, October 14 - University of Wisconsin, Madison - Graduate School Fair 2014**

Wednesday, October 22 - UChicago's Downtown Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL*

Thursday, October 23 - Hope College, Holland, MI

Monday, October 27 - Georgetown University, Washington, DC*

Monday, October 27 - National Press Club, Washington DC*

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

Tuesday, October 28 - Howard University, Washington DC*

Wednesday, October 29 - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA*

Wednesday, October 29 - U. of Richmond's Jepson Alumni Center, Richmond, VA*

Thursday, October 30 - Hampton University, Hampton, VA*

Monday, November 3 - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, November 4 - Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN

Thursday, November 6 - St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Wednesday, November 12 - Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC*

Monday, November 17 - Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA*

Thursday, November 20 - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA*

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

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

Dean Mitchell leads the Ancient Christianity Colloquium

Coffee with the Dean at AAR/SBL in San Diego

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! (Note: Persons not able to make it to the coffee should feel welcome to reach out to John Howell to schedule time for conversation during the conference.)

Date: Monday, November 14, 2014

Time: 7:30-9:00 am

Location: Hilton Bayfront, Aqua Room F