On the afternoon of March 26, The University of Chicago Center in Beijing, in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Office of College Admissions and UChicagoGRAD, held a reception for undergraduate and graduate students admitted to the University of Chicago for Autumn 2017. The event was attended by over 170 admitted undergraduate and graduate students along with a number of friends and family members.
The reception began with opening remarks from Professor Melina Hale, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives. Professor Dali Yang, Senior Advisor to the President and the Provost on Global Initiatives, then gave a brief history of the University of Chicago and addressed questions and concerns from students and parents. Finally, Weidong (Paul) Wang, President of the University of Chicago alumni Club of Beijing, spoke to the group about the alumni community in China and in Beijing specifically.
The group then went into separate venues for undergraduate and graduate students. During this portion of the reception, panels of staff and alumni of the various programs responded to student questions. Students and their parents greatly welcomed the opportunity to learn more about many aspects of life at the University of Chicago from current staff and faculty, as well as recent graduates.
The two groups later came back together for a catered reception, with opportunities to meet future classmates and to ask additional questions of individual representatives of the University.