Policies

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.

Policies

Program Date Change or Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel or change your or your family/guest reservation, you must do so a minimum of seven days prior to your scheduled date by adjusting your reservation status in my.uic.edu. Changes or cancellations made less than seven days prior to the scheduled date of your program will result in the respective orientation fees being assessed, regardless of your attendance to the university. Additionally, if you or your guests fail to attend your scheduled orientation program, the appropriate orientation fees will be applied to your student account. If you have any questions about this policy, please call our office at 312-996-3271. If you have scheduled an orientation and then decide to adjust your enrollment status (such as deferred or withdrawal from the University) you MUST:

  • Cancel your UIC Orientation reservation online through my.uic.edu seven days prior to your scheduled orientation.
  • Log on to my.uic.edu to adjust your Intent to Enroll status, the official method through which to inform the university. (NetID and common password are needed)
  • Contact the Office of Admissions at 312-996-4350 to see if additional information is required.

No refunds will be provided to those who attend their scheduled orientation session and later withdraw from UIC.

Leaving Campus

When staying on campus for Orientation, first-year students participating in the program are not allowed to leave campus for any reason. Leaving campus will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

Alcohol and Illegal Drug Policy

To ensure that everyone has a safe and successful orientation experience, we expect all students to abide by federal, state, and local law, as well as university policies.

Please be aware that as a participant in the UIC Orientation Program, you are subject to UIC policies regarding alcohol use and illegal drugs, which can be found on the university’s website at http://policies.uic.edu/uic-policy-library/student-affairs/policy-regarding-alcohol-drug-use-students-employees/. If you are found in violation of these rules at orientation, you will be asked to leave the program and your admission to UIC may be revoked. In short, alcohol and illegal drugs are not allowed at orientation.

Keys and Room Checkout

First-Year students must return any assigned keys and linens upon Orientation check-out. Should you lose any items assigned to you, your student account will be charged a minimum of $150 as a replacement fee. Depending on the volume of items lost, this cost may increase.