The health and safety of our athletes is top priority in determining how to resume varsity athletic programs.
The UAA announced today that, despite exceptional work over the last several weeks to develop UAA fall schedules that would provide substantial competition in a manner that assumes no air travel and limited bus travel, it has become apparent that holding onto a mandated UAA schedule is unfortunately no longer viable. Although UChicago will be moving away from a conference-adopted schedule, we remain a proud member of UAA and support this decision to provide a safer environment for athletes.
While this decision affects scheduled UAA contests, it does not affect non-conference competitions. UChicago's working group is using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois and Chicago public health agencies, the NCAA's Sports Science Institute, and specialists from UChicago Medicine to develop a plan for returning athletes to practice and compete against non-conference opponents this fall. Athletes must also be prepared for the possibility that some seasons may have to end early or be canceled altogether.
Additional updates on the fall season will be provided in the coming weeks.
Interim Director of Athletics & Recreation
Dean of Students in the University