WHEATON’S URBAN STUDIES PROGRAM celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017. Begun in 1992 as a certificate program, Urban Studies has since grown into a major and a minor. Students from over 20 different majors have studied in the program over the years.
Wheaton in Chicago (WiC), an Urban Studies program, is also celebrating this year. In partnership with Sunshine Gospel Ministries and with the support of other community organizations, the Center for Urban Engagement (CUE) will relocate theWiCprogram from the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side to the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The relocation will provide new opportunities for graduate and undergraduate programs that seek shalom in the community.
The first semester of WiC in Woodlawn will begin in fall 2018 with year-round programming to follow. With the new location in Woodlawn also comes expanded facilities and programs. In Uptown, there were 18 beds and a makeshift classroom; in Woodlawn, there are 32 student spaces, along with faculty offices, two classrooms, and a conference room.
Wheaton College Graduate School’s master’s in intercultural studies will also move to Woodlawn in May 2018.
To learn more about the Urban Studies Program and Wheaton in Chicago, visit wheaton.edu/urbanstudies