Chicago is getting in the holiday spirit with the 102nd Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Millennium Park on Tuesday, November 24. The tree is located near the corner of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street.
Starting at 5:30 PM, there are performances scheduled with Renée Fleming, Danielle de Niese, the cast of Emerald City Theatre’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, and many others. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will light the tree at 6:00, followed by a visit from Santa Claus.
In honor of anyone with a November birthday and in celebration of the success of RU’s men’s soccer team and women’s cross-country team, there are free cupcakes for everyone in the cafeteria today, Monday 11/23. President Malekzadeh will be there at noon. The cupcakes will be there until 5:00 PM.
All ELP teachers are available to meet students after final grades are submitted. Look at When to meet ELP Instructors after final exams to see the Fall 2015 post-term conference hours.
The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is this Saturday, November 21. Admission to the event is free. There will be activities throughout the day on Saturday, but the highlight is the tree lighting parade with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, followed by a fireworks show over the Chicago River.
If you’re planning to attend, also plan for warm clothes. Snow is in the weather forecast for Saturday.
The ice rink at Millennium Park in now open! The skating is free, but of course you’ll need ice skates. You can rent them at Millennium Park for $12.
Remember to get a travel signature from the Office of International Programs (AUD 124) if you plan to leave the U.S. during winter break.
First, complete your registration for Spring 2016 classes. Then, at least two weeks before your departure date, take your registration invoice and I-20 to the Office of International Programs for the necessary travel signature.