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Admit Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019 // Chicago

Congratulations on your acceptance to Medill's Master of Science in Journalism program. You’re invited to MSJ Admit Day. We hope to see you there.


Friday, April 12, 5:30-7 p.m. // Reception 

The Mid-America Club, Aon Building 80th Floor (200 E. Randolph St., Chicago)

Join us to meet your classmates, faculty and current students near Medill’s Chicago campus and Fairmont hotel where you may be staying. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

When you arrive, please enter and check in at the security desk at the main entrance on Randolph Street. Because the reception location is a private club, business casual attire is required: collared shirts and no denim, sneakers or flip flops, please.

Saturday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. // Program

Medill’s Chicago campus (303 E. Upper Wacker Drive, 16th Floor, Chicago)

Spend the day meeting fellow admitted students, talking with faculty, spending time with current students and hearing from our alumni. You’ll learn about the MSJ program, your specialization and how Medill can help you achieve your career goals. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served.

Tentative agenda
Time Activity
8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast
9-9:30 a.m. Welcome, preview of the day, overview of curriculum
9:30-10:15 a.m. Meeting by specialization with specialization leaders
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:50 a.m. Mini-classes
11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1:15 p.m. Keynote speaker: Medill alumnus and The Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Matt Murray
1:15-1:30 p.m. Break
1:30-2:15 p.m. Career panel featuring MSJ alumni
2:15-3:15 p.m. Sessions and discussions on financing your Medill education, Medill outside of Chicago (Medill Explores, Global Residency, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.), fourth quarter practicum/master's project, housing and other questions
3:15-3:30 p.m. Closing

RSVP for Admit Day


Fairmont Chicago - Millennium Park (200 N. Columbus Drive)

We have a room block at the Fairmont hotel, a very short walk from Medill Chicago. The deadline to reserve a free night in the hotel has passed. Please contact Medill Special Events Manager Stacy Simpson at or 847-467-2961 to inquire about reserving a room.



Contact Melissa Sersland
Associate Director, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid

We look forward to seeing you soon.