Autumn Quarter 2021

  • Learn more about upcoming events & activities

  • Link to our Spring Quarter Updates for RSO Leaders in the "Recognized Student Organization" section below.

Recognized Student Organizations: Updates & Resources

RSOs are a vital part of the University community and play an important role in the lives of many students. Maintaining these social networks can help provide a sense of normalcy and valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress. The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CLI) staff are available to meet with you and your RSO leadership to discuss how your organization can continue to function and program during our hybrid year.

As we begin Autumn Quarter, we know you are looking for meaningful and innovative ways to engage your members and the campus community.  The RSO Autumn Quarter 2021 page has been updated with the most current information regarding in-person events, funding guidelines, allocation returns, and virtual event resources. 

We recognize this has been a unique and challenging year for RSOs, and we appreciate all of your hard work in building community among your members and the larger campus. Remember that your RSO advisor is available to address any questions or concerns that you may have.

Involvement Events

Student Activities Resource Fair (SARF)

Friday, October 1 from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Quads
*Rain Date: October 5 from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Student Activities and Resource Fair (SARF) is your one-stop shop to getting the most out of your UChicago experience! Stop by the fair to learn about involvement opportunities, on-campus resources, job opportunities, community partners, and more.

RSO Leader Events


begins Monday, September 27th, and ends Sunday, October 17th at midnight.

To become active this quarter, groups must complete re-registration. RSO Registration will again be facilitated on Blueprint this year. Every RSO must complete an annual Registration process to maintain active status and remain eligible for services.

Please check, the primary contact and roster are updated to access the Re-registration form and to ensure you receive this email.

For more information, visit the RSO Registration website page.

SOAR RSO Training

This year the required training for RSO leaders will be specific to their Advising Model Categorization. To check this information, please go to your RSO's profile page on Blueprint. 

Orange RSO Training will be virtual and can be completed at any time over a 3-week period.  We will be using the Canvas platform and you must enroll in the class through a registration link to be sent out in mid-September.  Each Orange RSO will be required to have at minimum 1 member go through the training to fulfill the training requirement.  The training will consist of informational videos and materials from the Center for Leadership and Involvement and other offices around campus 

Orange RSO Training will take place Monday, September 27th-Friday, October 15th. Click here to find more information

All other groups must attend RSO Training on October 9th, 2021 from 10 am-1 pm.  In this training, students will: learn university policies that pertain to the success of RSOs, interact with their assigned advisor, and understand how their work impacts the university and the student body.  Registration for SOAR will go out mid-September to all Primary Contacts.  Click here for more information.

*All presidents of RSOs classified as the following must attend: Sports Clubs, CSRSOs, Purple RSOs, Blue RSOs, Green RSOs.  An easy way to determine this is to either look at your organizational profile on Blueprint or if you have a university staff member who works for CLI, Athletics, or UCSC as your advisor.  RSO treasurers and other executive board members are invited as well.

UChicago LEADS

Women's Leadership Program 

Applications are now OPEN!

Explore what it means to be a woman in leadership and how your unique experiences shape your leadership framework. Participants will have the opportunity to build relationships with a small cohort of women and connect with women leaders across different fields.

Applications close October 3rd at 11:59 pm CST.

APPLY HERE. Email Karina Pabón at if you have any questions!

Women’s Leadership Book Club

Each quarter, we read and discuss a book that addresses issues pertaining to women’s leadership. The program is open to ALL members of the UChicago community, regardless of gender identity.  

Fall 2021 Pick: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall 

Hosted on Wednesday, October 20, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. in South Lounge. To RSVP and get a copy of the book fill out this form: 

Social Programs & Events

Homecoming Week Events

Homecoming Week includes a schedule of events for students; the Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony, recognizing UChicago alumni who have distinguished themselves or made a significant contribution to the University in the field of intercollegiate athletics; the College’s Family Weekend; and the Homecoming Block Party and Football Game.

Maroon Monday

Monday, October 18 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Reynolds Club, Hutchinson Courtyard

The CLI and College Programming Office would like to invite you to participate in our FIRST MAROON MONDAY of the year! how off your UChicago pride by wearing maroon. Giveaways will include a free 2021 Homecoming t-shirt (for wearing maroon), Atmos Coffee, Molly's Cupcakes, and Firecakes Donuts.

Snack & Chat

Friday, October 22 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Reynolds Club, Hutchinson Courtyard

This lunchtime program serves as an opportunity to network with other RSO leaders and connect with the CLI Team. Stop by for the homecoming edition of Snack & Chat featuring free food and great music!

Homecoming Block Party hosted by Alumni Relations

Saturday, October 23rd from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Corner of 56th and Ellis

The Block Party is a campus street fair with tents featuring giveaways, food, and family-friendly activities. Students, faculty, and staff can check-in for the Homecoming Block Party on-site with their UChicago ID.

Just Earth: Films for a Sustainable Future
a public program of Toward Common Cause

Thursday, October 28 from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Smart Museum
*Rain Date: November 4 from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Anchored by the work of professional and UChicago grads including, filmmakers Olivia Leyva, Steve Zieverink, Marissa Lee Benedict and David Rueter, and Cameron Hu, this series of outdoor film screenings connects professional filmmakers with emerging student filmmakers at the University of Chicago. Film themes will address the pressing concerns of climate change which meets at intersections of racial, economic, ecological, and social justice. Bring a friend and a blanket to view this series that will be projected outdoors, on the facade of the Smart Museum of Art.

Maroon Monday

Monday, November 8 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Quads

Come by and grab a quick snack as well as a "take and make" critter between 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

Late Night Breakfast

Friday, December 5 from 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Hutchinson Commons

Join the Center for Leadership and Involvement for a "grab and go", Late Night Breakfast event before finals week.

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