Alumni Weekend

Thank you for joining us for Alumni Weekend 2022!

Save the date for Alumni Weekend 2023, May 18-21!

Alumni Weekend 2022 Events: 

Thursday, May 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

A Fireside Chat With Dr. Eve Ewing 

In honor of Juneteenth 2022, International House and Graduate Council join together for A Fireside Chat With Dr. Eve Ewing on dismantling preconceptions about the South Side of Chicago. The event will take the form of a student-moderated conversation to discuss ways to increase our involvement with, support of, and collaboration with neighboring communities. All registered attendees will receive a copy of Professor Ewing's award-winning book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard, Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, thanks to our partners at Seminary Co-op Bookstores. Registration is required.


Friday, May 20 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Ransom Notes 25th Anniversary Concert 

International House will host Ransom Notes, co-ed a cappella group at The University of Chicago, for their 25th Anniversary Concert. The group, originally formed in 1991 under the name "Harmony 8", has released 7 studio albums since their founding, competed in the ICCA several times, and has even gone on tour - both around the country and abroad! Tickets are $9.



Saturday, May 21 | 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Around the World Wine Tasting

Join international alumni, International House staff and graduate students, and the Alumni Club of Chicago as we co-host the Around the World Wine Tasting event. This time-honored reception will teach guests about wines from select regions across the globe. Amelia Simonoff, undergraduate student in the College, will give a piano performance. Tickets are $20. Must be 21+ and have a valid ID to enter.



Sunday, May 22 | 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Chicago Ensemble Season 45, Program IV with Champagne Reception

Join the International House community for a champagne brunch and chamber music concert. The Chicago Ensemble, in residence at International House, is known for its eclectic programs that combine masterworks with surprising selections by composers past and present. Enjoy a chamber music concert led by virtuoso pianist Gerald Rizzer, AB’62, and members of the Chicago Ensemble. At the reception, guests will have an opportunity to mingle with current graduate students, including International House fellows and interns. Reception starts at 2pm; concert starts at 3pm. Tickets are $35. Students must register in advance and show their UCID at the door.