Model United Nations of the University of Chicago

Join us for the 30th annual session — FEBRUARY 01–04

We are currently updating our website for the 2018 conference. Please check back in April for up-to-date information; registration will open in May.

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Letter from the Secretary-General

Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

I am excited and honored to invite you to the twenty-ninth annual conference of the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago, to be held Thursday through Sunday, February 2–5, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton in the heart of downtown Chicago. At MUNUC XXIX, over 2,600 high-school students will assume the roles of ambassadors and diplomats and converge for a weekend of stimulating discussion, alongside our 200 University of Chicago undergraduate members.

Nationally recognized for substantive excellence, MUNUC enables students to get a first-hand understanding of the challenges of international diplomacy, debate solutions to the big issues of our time, and engage with the world around them. Delegates moreover find our conference valuable as an opportunity to develop vital personal and professional skills, helped along by the mentorship of their dais and the supportive environment around them that makes risks less daunting to take. Our twenty-ninth session will continue in this vein to deliver an experience characterized by practical pedagogy and meaningful opportunity, and I sincerely hope that you will be able to join us!

Registration for MUNUC XXIX is now open, and confirmation of acceptance and country assignments will be announced in the early autumn. Additional details concerning logistics, including key dates and the fee schedule, are available on this website under the Conference tab.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. For twenty-eight years, MUNUC has been an exceptional and momentous experience for students from around the world, and whether this would be your inaugural trip or your school has attended for years, we look forward to welcoming you next February!


Charles Abdella


“I love Chicago and enjoy giving students the experience of visiting the city, but I would never take them 1,000 miles unless the quality of the conference justified it. MUNUC continues to justify the expense, the travel-related stress, and the extra work.”

Christopher Fyfe


“The background guides were very helpful — as a more experienced member, they were very convenient when helping the younger members of our club research and form opinions on the topics.”

Important Dates

  • May 16, 2016 Registration Opens
  • Sep 23, 2016 Registration And Country Preferences Close
  • Oct 14, 2016 School Registration Fees Due
  • Oct 28, 2016 Financial Aid Applications Due
  • Nov 04, 2016 Delegate Rosters and Hotel Room Preferences Due
  • Nov 21, 2016 Delegate Fees and Waivers/Training Modules Due
  • Jan 13, 2017 Position Papers Due
  • Feb 02, 2017 Conference Begins
  • Feb 05, 2017 Conference Concludes

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