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Admissions Office Offers Tips on Summer Visits to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

300px-Chicago-GSB-Szmurlo2The Winter Garden at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business will feel empty this summer to those used to its bustle during the school year, Booth Senior Associate Director of Admissions Eddie Pulliam warned. But prospective applicants will still find events and activities going on there during the summer months to help them get to know the school and the admissions process. 

“If you are in Chicago this summer, we would love to have you visit us on campus,” Pullman wrote in a recent post to the Booth Insider blog. Because there aren’t students on campus or student courses taking place, the Campus Visit program does feature an abbreviated schedule for guests between June 10th and October 4th, he noted. Admissions directors will host information sessions for prospective applicants on Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Following those, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., visitors can take a guided tour of the school’s Harper Center, including its renowned art collection. Prospective applicants are asked to register in advance for these information sessions, but Chicago Booth notes that campus visits will have no bearing on an applicant’s admissions decision.

For those who aren’t able to make it to campus, Pulliam reminded prospective applicants that Chicago Booth will soon kick off a series of admissions information sessions and Booth student-hosted events around the globe. “These receptions present the chance to meet alumni, students and staff in your city,” he noted, adding that the school will add cities and dates throughout the summer, so prospective applicants should check the events pages regularly for updates.

Finally, Pulliam reminded students from outside the United States who are planning a visit to campus that they can connect with a Chicago Booth International Country Captain before they come, who can share their experiences and answer questions. An interactive global map helps prospective applicants connect to current students spread across more than 50 countries.