Please gather in front of University Ave. entrance of the Saieh Hall for Economics (5757 S. University Ave.) between 12:45 p.m. and 12:55 p.m. The shuttle will leave campus promptly at 1 p.m. and will return to campus plant for campus by no later than 3:30 p.m. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes each way.

Note the following requirements for the tour, which is open only to University of Chicago students:

  • No jewelry and no gum.
  • Tourees’ heads must also be covered by either a hat or hood, or a hairnet will be provided.
  • No open-toed shoes (flip flops, sandals, etc.)
  • Participants should also plan to bring a jacket because much of the plant is kept at freezing temperatures to store perishable food.

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