International Students

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

The UIC Orientation for international students is a one-day session 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.


  • Obtain your i-card and learn about the services it accesses
  • Verify your NetID, Enterprise ID, and Common Password
  • Before your first day, print copy of your class schedule and visit your class locations
  • Learn about your student bill (Tuition payments are due September 28th & February 28th)
  • Save emergency contact phone numbers, (e.g., UIC Police: (312) 355-5555
  • Set up your Direct Deposit and or Authorized Payer online
  • Discover all the transportation options for getting to, from, and around campus
  • Visit the UIC Bookstores to purchase books and supplies
  • Apply for Financial Aid (Fill out your FAFSA)
  • Sign-up for the SMS system
  • Pick up your U-Pass*

*Your U-Pass is available for pick-up five days prior to the start of the semester in the Student Services Building (SSB).