Splash! Chicago

Splash! Chicago organizes free educational programs on the UChicago campus for Chicago area high school students. UChicago students volunteer with us to teach classes on their passions—often topics that don't ordinarily fit into a high school curriculum. Our hope is that the experience will help students discover a passion for a subject, and more broadly a passion for learning.

Programs offered

All of Splash! Chicago's programs are free and take place on the UChicago campus:

  • Splash, our namesake event, is a 1-day, all-day program on a Saturday in the spring. The next Splash will be on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

  • Cascade is a 5-week program which meets on Tuesday evenings in the winter from January to February. We will not be hosting Cascade in 2019-20, but we hope to bring it back in the future.

  • Droplet is a 1-day afternoon program on a Saturday. This year, Droplet will be in the winter. The next Droplet will be on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Student registration is now open! In addition, our friends at Northwestern University organize their own Splash on a Saturday near the beginning of April. (NU Splash charges a small admission fee but will waive it upon request.)

Help out!

Do you work with students at a high school in Chicago? We could use your help in reaching out to your students!

  • Tell your students! Many students still find us through word of mouth.

  • Distribute fliers! Contact us to obtain these; when registration is open, we'll also have a file you can print yourself.

  • Invite us to visit your school! Whenever a program is open for registration, we run student registration drives at local schools; if you can help us arrange one of these, our student recruitment team would love to work with you!

For more information, email us or call us at 773-789-7347. We'll be in touch!

Last modified by ingies on Jan. 06, 2020 at 09:00 p.m.