Summer Institute for the Gifted

at the University of Chicago

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Reminder: Student Pickup Saturday 08/09 8:00-11:00 AM

A Note on the Closing Ceremony

Dear Parents,

We at the Summer Institute for the Gifted at UChicago would like to invite you to an event: Our Closing Ceremony will be on Friday, August 8th at 4:45 p.m. at the University of Chicago International House, at the corner of 59th Street and Dorchester, Chicago, IL (two blocks east of the South Campus Residence Hall).

At the Closing Ceremony, you will get to hear about your child’s unique, three-week SIG experience from the Director, the Academic Dean, the Student Life Dean, and other members of our residential staff. Please join us to celebrate the experiences, accomplishments, and memories of your child’s time with us.

Street parking is available along the Midway Plaisance; please allow extra time for parking.

The Closing Ceremony will begin at 4:45 p.m. and go to 5:45 p.m.

After the ceremony, extended commuters and residential campers will eat dinner and then go to our dance. We will reluctantly say goodbye to our commuters after the closing ceremony.

We encourage our extended commuters and residential campers to stay for the evening’s activity, but if you do decide to take you camper after the closing ceremony, please let us know in advance so we can have them ready.

Saturday, August 9th--All campers should be picked up between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Campers can be picked up at South Campus Residence Hall. All campers must be picked up by 11:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. The SIG Chicago office phone number is (312) 952-7449, or you can email our office manager at

We look forward to seeing you there!

The SIG UChicago Team

Academic Showcase

Thursday, Aug. 7th, 7pm

1414 E 59th St

Chicago, IL

Come see your SIGnificant students present their favorite projects and performances. Our kids are incredibly excited about this event! It would mean so much to them to have you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Closing Ceremony

Friday, Aug. 8th, 4:45-5:45pm

1414 E 59th St

Chicago, IL

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Saturday Getaway: Six Flags Great America

On Saturday, August 2nd, the SIG campers went on their second Saturday Getaway to the amusement park Six Flags Great America, located in Gurnee, Illinois. At Six Flags, the campers had the opportunity to do some shopping, eat an included lunch at the food court, and, of course, spend the day riding rollercoasters with their friends.
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Spotlight On: Zoology Class

On Thursday, July 31st, Elisha Adelman's Zoology class took a field trip to the Botany Pond on the University of Chicago campus. They studied the biodiversity of the area and found practical uses and applications of the methods they had learned in class.
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