First Year Students

First-Year Students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Illinois at Chicago!

The UIC Orientation for first-year students is a two-day overnight Orientation designed to acquaint you with UIC, ensure your success by providing information and up-to-date resources, and provide you with your first opportunity to meet with an academic advisor.

When making travel arrangements, please be aware that all activities are mandatory and students may neither arrive late nor leave early. An overnight stay is required for the first-year program. We will provide on-campus overnight accommodations for each student.

Program Dates

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Illinois at Chicago! Program dates for 2017 range from June 1st to July 25th. Not all dates are available to students in all academic programs.

Orientation Fees

Students will be assessed a fee of $149 for each first-year student and $75 for each family member. Fees will be charged to your university account.

Orientation Fee Discount Request

Orientation Fee Discount Request Form: Click here to access the form. Completed forms and all supporting documentation must be received at least seven days prior to your orientation; otherwise, the full Orientation fee will be incurred.

PLAN TO BRING

Identification

A government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or passport.  For questions regarding alternate forms of identification, contact Blanca Nieves at (312) 996-3356.

Comfortable Clothes/Shoes

Comfortable walking shoes, athletic attire (for optional night activity) and appropriate clothing for the day’s weather. We recommend avoiding open-toed and heeled shoes.

Money

Money for miscellaneous expenses, such as university souvenirs etc.

NetID & Password Info

Your NetID, Enterprise ID, and password information

Overnight Essentials

Personal care, shower slippers and casual clothing for overnight stay.

PROGRAM CHECK-IN

Check-in is at 7:45 am at Student Center East (SCE) in front of the UIC Bookstore.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

First-Year Program Schedule

ADD TO CALENDAR

DAY 1 SAMPLE EVENTS

o Financial planning seminar
o Academic advising and course registration
o Get to know your fellow students
o MarketPlace: Information fair
o Optional Student Recreation Facility (athletic attire required)

DAY 2 SAMPLE EVENTS

o On-campus living or commuter services presentation
o Counseling Center services
o Academic success programs information
o University ID card issuance (i-card)
o Safety presentation with the UIC Police

**The Orientation schedule is unique to each student and is based on the academic program to which you are admitted.

GETTING TO ORIENTATION

Check-in Location

Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607
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Parking Lot Location

Parking Lot 9, 501 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607
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Public Transit Location

CTA Blue Line UIC-Halsted Stop
430 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
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