Visit the Divinity School

We invite prospective students to visit Swift Hall—the physical hub of the diverse and robust conversation about religion that composes the Divinity School. 

Grounds of Being sandwich board on the steps of Swift Hall, with a special note of welcome for incoming students.Graduate admissions tours and appointments with a member of the Divinity School's admissions office are available on weekdays year round, excepting major national holidays and the span of days between the Christmas and New Year's holidays. When the School is in session (i.e., during the University's Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters [October through early June]), prospective students can also make arrangements to attend classes, meet faculty and current students, and attend lectures and special events.

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.

The Office of Graduate Admissions's "Grad Gargoyle" logo, linked to the Grad Admissions website.Robust information for persons visiting campus and the Divinity School—including airport transit, driving directions, parking, accommodations, and more—is available on UChicagoGRAD's Directions/Accommodations page.  

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 at the intersection of 55th Street and Ellis Avenue.

If you are a prospective or admitted graduate student and would like to join a tour of our campus, current graduate students from across the University lead tours of campus daily, Monday through Friday. Tours last approximately one hour, and you can view the schedule and register for a tour here. Walk-ins are welcome, though advance registration is preferred. If you have additional questions or requests, please feel free to write to gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.

Icon link to visitor's mapClick here or on the image to the right to download a UChicagoGRAD visitor's map of the University of Chicago campus. Additionally, UChicago Maps offers web-based maps of the Hyde Park neighborhood, Chicago/Cook County, and the university's global footprint.  

Virtual Visits

A student using a computer

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 admissions office 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.