Every Year MAPH hosts admitted students here on the University campus for our Campus Days. Campus Days offers students a chance to get a more in-depth view of what a year at MAPH has to offer them, and to experience the program first-hand. Campus Days include social and scholarly events, as well as opportunities to sit in on classes, and meet with current students, professors and alums to discuss the program and studies at the University of Chicago.
Campus Days for admitted students will be held April 7th and 8th, 2013. Please RSVP online by March 24th, 2013. A rough schedule of Campus Days events is here. Events will start at approximately 2:30 p.m. April 7th and end at about 6:00 p.m. on the 8th. The online schedule will be updated as we near the date, but the final schedule will only be available to admitted students as they arrive.
Campus Days Housing
Staying with a Current MAPH Student
There are a limited number of spaces available with current MAPH students. Campus Days visitors who request housing will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis. It is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate every request for housing with current students, but please do check with us to see if spots are still available.
This option is primarily for Saturday and/or Sunday night; however, you may also make a special request for a Friday night stay. Please be respectful of your student host and limit the number of days you request. Indicate on the registration form the night(s) you are seeking accommodation and if you have any pet allergies.
Most current students live in Graduate Student Housing in Hyde Park. Some current students live in other Chicago neighborhoods. If you are considering living in a neighborhood other than Hyde Park and would like to stay with a student living outside Hyde Park, please include this information in your request.
We recommend making alternate reservations if you do not have confirmed housing with a current student. You must RSVP by March 24th to be considered for housing with a current student. This deadline allows us to give you, and the current student, time to make any necessary arrangements.
Staying at International House
Getting anywhere from I-House is easy, thanks to its exceptional location. You’re just a short walk from the center of the University of Chicago campus, the Museum of Science and Industry, the spectacular lake front and its bike and jogging path, and a wintertime outdoor skating rink. Downtown Chicago is only 20 minutes away via the Metra train line, which stops one block from the I-House front door.
International House accepts short-term reservations when space is available. They offer single-occupancy student rooms with shared bathrooms and a limited number of double rooms. Linens are provided. There is no telephone service or air conditioning in the rooms. The front desk is staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. Check-in is not possible after hours.
For reservations, call the Residence Office at 773.753.2280 or the Front Desk at 773.753.2270, or email Ifirstname.lastname@example.org. A Master-Card or Visa number with an expiration date is required to make a reservation.
Single room with shared bathroom: $65 per day
Double room with shared bathroom: $80 per day
Guests must pay for the entire stay upon arrival. Payment may be made by Visa, Master-Card, traveler's checks, or cash. Personal checks are not accepted. Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. on the day of arrival and check-out is by noon on the departure date.
Staying at Chicago Hotels
If you plan to stay in a hotel, we recommend staying downtown or on the near-north side. Great deals are often available this time of year through web sites like Priceline or Expedia. The Chicago Hotel Guide is another helpful site for finding accommodation in Chicago.
Travel for Campus Days may be reimbursed up to $200. Please save all receipts as they will be needed to complete your paperwork during Campus Days. You will need to request paper copies for receipts at the airline counter if you are flying; copies of emails may not be submitted. Unfortunately, travel to campus can only be reimbursed for visits during Campus Days.
Staying at a Hostel
There is an International Hostel in Downtown Chicago a short bus or train ride from Hyde Park that offers inexpensive rates for students.
Campus Days Travel Reimbursement Instructions
Flying to Chicago
Driving to Chicago
Visiting from within Chicago
RSVP for Campus Days
If you plan on attending Campus Days please RSVP by logging into your account and responding to the Campus Days invitation by March 24th.
Please include the following information when you RSVP: Would you like to stay with a current student and which nights do you need housing? Do you have any pet or food allergies? Are you vegetarian, vegan? Do you have any other dietary concerns? Are you uncomfortable staying with a host of any gender? The deadline to RSVP online for Campus Days is March 24th.
Can't Make Campus Days? Visit us anyway!
MAPH welcomes prospective students throughout the year. Campus visits can be arranged by contacting us. Please note that campus visits can not be scheduled the two weeks prior to Campus Days.