University of Chicago
July 15-July 21
Enjoy the rich academic tradition of Great Books in the city where it all began. Established by John D. Rockefeller in 1890, the University of Chicago was the first university to embrace Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler's distinctive Great Books curriculum. The University of Chicago is universally hailed as one of the world's great intellectual destinations.
Nestled in vibrant Hyde Park, the beautiful UChicago campus is peppered with a brilliant array of architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Ives Cobb, Eero Saarinen and others. As students soak in the history of their environs, the rich legacy of academic achievement is evident throughout. With over 89 Nobel Laureates associated with the university, UChicago is a place of innovation and inspiration.
A Quick Look at the Program
The Great Books Summer Program is delighted to be in the Midwest and to be a guest at the University of Chicago. We look forward to taking advantage of our locale to build a unique and inspiring program. Students will experience entirely new academic content each session - new readings, fresh lectures, and exciting speakers and guests. Students attending for both weeks will take part in a weekend excursion. On the Saturday in between sessions, campers will head out with Great Books staff to visit the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park, which features "Cloud Gate" (known as the bean statue). Of course, we will try a deep dish Chicago pizza to have a true Chicago culinary experience too!
Traveling to Chicago
University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park section of Chicago. The closest airport is O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and is conveniently located about 30 minutes away by car.