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Recognize a Special Event with a Care Package

On-campus and Off-campus partners offer great gift ideas and discounts for UChicago parents.

Whether for an upcoming birthday, in recognition of a special achievement, or just to say "we're thinking about you", a care package can be a welcome surprise for any student.  With this in mind, we have teamed up with on and off campus partners to provide parents with some great options to make their student's day.  Thompson House residents, located in International House, run their own birthday cake delivery service, with all proceeds going to support House programs and study breaks.  For $15, payable via check or PayPal, parents can request a tasty birthday treat in a variety of favors delivered along with a birthday card in a specially decorated box. 

We have also worked out some special deals with some exciting partners with long ties to the University of Chicago.  Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique offers a wide array of cupcakes and cakes from one of the Loop's most celebrated bakeries.  Sugar Bliss will deliver to addresses on and around campus and has offered a 10% discount during the first month of each quarter.  Another great partner, Sweet Home Chicago Gifts, lets parents create uniquely designed gifts and care packages that are limited only by your imagination.  Whether you are looking to appeal to your student's personal interests or even to put together a "Get Well Soon" gift pack, Sweet Home Chicago has lots of great options for you to choose from.  In addition to on-going sales, they offer delivery to addresses across the city and 10% off your order when you mention a discount code.  

For discount and mailing information, as well as links to all of our partner sites, visit the Care Packages and Treats page on the Parent and Family Website.  

If you're looking for something a little different, you might want to consider buying your student a membership to the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, an independent, consumer co-operative that is owned by its members.  The Seminary Co-op has a long relationship with the University of Chicago, and while you don't need a membership to shop there, members earn valuable discounts on all purchases.  This could be a great way for your student save some money on their next textbook purchase or on any of the other books sold at any of their locations in Hyde Park or online.  For more inforamation about the Seminary Co-op, visit

Remember that when mailing anything to your student, it is important to ensure that you have the correct address.  Incorrectly addressed packages risk taking additional time for delivery or even being returned.  You can find addresses for all residence halls and houses on the Halls and Houses page on the College Housing website.  To make sure that gifts get to where they need to go, College Housing recommends you use the following address format:

Student Name

Residence Hall Name and Room Number

Stree Address

City, State, Zip Code

If you have any questions about sending a care package to campus, please email Matthew Hendricks, Associate Director for Parent adn Family Relations, at