Directions

First-Year Students

Your Future Starts Here

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.

Directions

CTA “EL” Train

First-Year

Take the CTA Blue Line to the UIC-Halsted stop. Walk through the East exit onto Halsted Street (toward the Willis Tower that appears on the skyline in the East). Turn right and proceed South to the second stoplight at Polk Street. You have arrived at Student Center East (SCE) at 750 S. Halsted St. Check-in will be in the first floor concourse outside the UIC Bookstore.

Transfer/Readmit

Take the CTA Blue Line to the Racine stop. Exit the platform toward Racine Avenue (East). Make a right out of the station onto Racine Avenue. Proceed half a block to the corner of Racine Avenue and Harrison Street where the Student Services Building entrance is located.

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CTA BUS

First-Year

Take the #60 or #7 CTA bus to the corner of Harrison and Halsted Streets where a CTA bus stop is located. From the corner proceed South on Halsted Street to the stoplight at Polk Street. You have arrived at Student Center East (SCE) at 750 S. Halsted St. Check-in will be in the first floor concourse outside the UIC Bookstore.

Transfer/Readmit

Take the #60 or #7 CTA bus to the corner of Racine Avenue and Harrison Street. Proceed to the entrance of the Student Services Building, located on that same corner.

 

By Car

First-Year

From the NORTH
Take the Kennedy Expressway east (I-90/94) to exit 51F on Adams Street. Turn right on Adams, and then an immediate left on Halsted. Proceed four blocks to Polk Street and take a left. To park, proceed to the entrance of the Halsted Street Parking Structure on the right. When entering the parking lot, please take a ticket issued at the entry gate. Go across Halsted St. and enter Student Center East (750 S. Halsted St.). Check-in will be in the first floor concourse outside the UIC Bookstore.

From the SOUTH
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway west (I-90/94) and exit on Taylor Street. Take a left onto Taylor Street. Proceed through the stoplight and then enter the Halsted Street Parking Structure on the right. When entering the parking garage, please take a ticket issued at the entry gate. Go across Halsted St. and enter Student Center East (750 S. Halsted St.). Check-in will be in the first floor concourse outside the UIC Bookstore.

From the WEST
Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) east and merge onto the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) east to the Taylor Street exit; then turn right onto Taylor Street and then proceed immediately into the Halsted Street Parking Structure. When entering the parking garage, please take the issued ticket. Go across Halsted St. to Student Center East (750 S. Halsted St.) Check-in will be in the first floor concourse outside of the UIC Bookstore.

From the EAST
Travel west on Roosevelt Road to the stoplight at Halsted Street. Turn right onto Halsted Street and continue to the second stoplight at Polk Street. Turn right and then proceed to the second parking entrance to the entry gate. When entering the parking lot, please take the issued ticket. Go across Halsted St. to Student Center East (750 S. Halsted St.) Check-in will be in the first floor concourse outside of the UIC Bookstore.

Jane Byrne Interchange CONSTRUCTION
Due to construction on the Jane Byrne Interchange, the Morgan Street exit on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) is closed. For more information on the project, please visit circleinterchange.org.

 

By Car

Transfer/Readmit

From the NORTH
Take the Kennedy Expressway east (I-90/94) to exit 51F on Adams Street. Turn right on Adams, and then an immediate left on Halsted. Proceed three blocks to Harrison Street and turn right at the stoplight. To park, proceed one-and-a-half blocks to the Harrison Street Parking Structure (1100 W. Harrison St.) entrance on the right. Go to the corner of Harrison and Racine and enter the Student Services Building at 1200 W. Harrison St.

From the SOUTH
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway west (I-90/94) and exit on Roosevelt Road (1200 South). Turn left at Roosevelt Road, then proceed half a block to Halsted Street, and make a right. Proceed three blocks on Halsted Street and make a left onto Harrison Street. To park, proceed one-and-a-half blocks to the Harrison Street Parking Structure (1100 W. Harrison St.) entrance on the right. Go to the corner of Harrison and Racine and enter the Student Services Building at 1200 W. Harrison St.

From the WEST
Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) east to the Racine Avenue exit; continue across Racine heading east (you will be on Congress) until you reach a T-intersection. You will turn right onto Morgan Street and then an immediate right onto Harrison Street. Proceed down Harrison until you reach the Harrison Street Parking Structure (1100 W. Harrison St.) entrance on the right. Go to the corner of Harrison and Racine and enter the Student Services Building at 1200 W. Harrison St.

From the EAST
Travel west on Roosevelt Road. Turn right onto Halsted Street. Proceed three blocks and make a left onto Harrison Street. To park, proceed one-and-a-half blocks to the 1100 W. Harrison St. Parking Structure entrance on the right. Go to the corner of Harrison and Racine and enter the Student Services Building at 1200 W. Harrison St.