To help you prepare and get off to a good start in Chicago, TTIC has built this site to address any topics/questions that might come up on or before your arrival at TTIC. Most of the information contained consists useful links and tips, along with information about Orientation. Please consult with TTIC Student Services if you have specific questions about TTIC services, policies and procedures. Also, please let Student Services know if there is a question you have that has not been covered on this site.

Welcome to TTIC!

MISSION: To achieve international impact through world-class research and education in fundamental computer science and information technology

Developing details and schedule of the in-person orientation will be shared over the summer.

Autumn and COVID-19

Autumn 2022: COVID-19 vaccines will be required of all students.

TTIC takes federal, state, and local public health regulations seriously, and the health of the community is top priority. As TTIC shares a campus with the University of Chicago, we will have nearly identical health and safety protocols as we all return to campus.

Every student on campus will be required to take or show proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, except for specific exceptions. If you will arrive in Chicago unvaccinated, we can work with you to plan for arrival and vaccination. Vaccines (and boosters) will be available through Student Wellness. More on the Health Matters page of this site.


Missed a summer email from us? These mailings include important deadlines and tasks. Find them linked below!

July Update

Coming in July 2022

August Update

Coming in August 2022

NOTE: Over the summer until you arrive at TTIC, Student Services will be sending you updates, forms we may need from you before enrollment, and requests for information. We will be in touch and hope you will contact us if you have any questions along the way. We look forward to your arrival!



Orientation Begins Monday, September 19

Registration begins Tuesday, September 20

Autumn Qtr. begins Tuesday, September 27

Thanksgiving break Monday - Friday, November 21 - 25

Quarter Ends Friday, December 9

TTIC's academic year is divided into 4 quarters.Academic calendar is subject to change, particularly pending changes to public health guidance.


Winter Qtr. begins Tuesday, January 3

ML King Jr. Day Monday, January 16

Quarter Ends Friday, March 10


Spring Qtr. begins Monday, March 20

Memorial Day Monday, May 29

Quarter Ends Friday, June 2

Once you have a TTIC email address and ID, you will have access to all TTIC’s registration system (Populi) and internal calendars showing course times, important academic deadlines, internal and public events, travel calendar, and reading groups. This will be available in the summer of 2022. Details to come.