Visiting Chicago Booth is one of the best ways to experience our community and campus culture. Visitors can choose between two signature in-person experiences hosted at the Charles M. Harper Center that will introduce you to the Chicago Approach and Booth’s unique community. We invite you to learn more below or register for a visit.
Campus Visit Program
The Campus Visit Program is an informal, half-day program that offers you the chance to visit a class, speak with our admissions team, and engage with current students.
Chicago Booth Live
Chicago Booth Live is an immersive, all-day event that is held on select Fridays throughout the year. Experience a day in the life of a Booth student with faculty discussions, panels, and social events built specifically to introduce you to life at Booth.
*Please note that as a visitor, you are not required to participate in all activities and that attendance has no bearing on an applicant’s admission decision.
Connect with Current Students
We have 70+ diverse student groups who are all interested connecting with prospective students. We encourage you to reach out to these groups before your visit in order to connect with students in your specific areas of interest while you are on campus. International guests who want to learn about and connect with the international community at Booth are encouraged to contact our country captains, who are here to answer your questions about life in Chicago.
Directions to Campus
Our campus is located just minutes away from downtown Chicago. Visitors can arrive on campus via a cab, bus, or train. Please be advised that parking on campus may be limited. We ask that visitors allow ample time (30 - 45 minutes) to secure a parking spot. Please note, however, that there are several parking garages available to visitors. Learn more about transportation and parking.
This lodging guide lists a range of preferred lodging options for visitors in the Chicago area.
Chicago Booth welcomes group visits to our campus. We can accommodate both undergraduate and professional groups who are looking to learn more about the MBA degree. In order to ensure that we can host your visit, we ask that all group visit requests be made at least two weeks in advance of the desired visit date.
Please contact us directly if you would like to schedule a group visit.
Note: Visit to Chicago Booth does not include a traditional University of Chicago visit. Individuals interested in attending a general University of Chicago information session and tour are encouraged to contact the Undergraduate Office of Admissions at 773.702.8650.
Office of Admissions
Except for Booth holidays and certain exclusion dates, we are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round. An admissions director is available on a walk-in basis.
Please note, the Full-Time Admissions Office will be closed on the following dates:
- Labor Day (September 7)
- Thanksgiving (November 26-27)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
- New Year’s Day (January 1)