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Overnight Visit vs Accepted Student Weekend

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  • ewigewigewigewig Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Would it be unnecessary to do both a humanities snow day in February and the Admitted Students weekend in April? I imagine the humanities event will be more low-key, but I feel like it would be good to go to both as someone who wants to get as much exposure as possible before placing a deposit.
  • DGDzDadDGDzDad Registered User Posts: 502 Member
    I also want to see how cold it gets so I know what I'm dealing with. I've never been to Chicago in winter, but I hear it's bad. Seriously, how bad is it?

    Good thread. Thanks for the all the tips. After D was accepted EA, we started planning an overnight. Coming from CA, I also wanted D -- who has never even been in snow except for one time when she was 7 when we were passing through Tahoe -- to experience Chicago winter to make sure she's up for it. (I grew up in Boston, so I have some experience.) D didn't want to wait for the accepted students weekend in April because she wants to make a final decision sooner than that. They only do dorm overnights Thu and Fri, so we're arriving Thu Jan 30 mid-day. We'll explore on our own Thu afternoon and stay at a hotel downtown near the Metra line. On Fri, we're planning to take the Metra down to U of C and do the morning tour. After lunch, she's sitting in on a class. She already contacted the prof by email to ok it. Then she's spending Fri night in a dorm, while I'll be seeing blues guitarist Buddy Guy play downtown. We'll meet up Sat a.m., explore some more, and fly out that afternoon. It's a little compressed, but we didn't want to stay another night because there's a reception in SF on Sun for Bay Area EA admittees that we want to attend. I agree with the poster who said that a Thu to Sun is best, but the shorter Thu to Sat plan is do-able I think. I guess we'll find out.
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