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Transfer students are required to attend Orientation. Readmitted students are encouraged to attend Orientation. Should you elect not to attend Orientation, you may not be able to meet with an academic advisor within your college until the start of the semester.

The one-day Orientation for families is optional, but recommended. There is an additional $75 fee for each guest.

Once you have scheduled a student or family/guest orientation session, respective orientation fees were assessed to your student account. By deciding not to attend the UIC Orientation Program and not canceling at least seven days prior to your scheduled date, fees were applied to your account.

An Orientation Fee Discount Request Form is available. The discount request, along with documentation verifying the information you have supplied must be faxed, mailed or delivered to the UIC Orientation Program at least seven days prior to your orientation program date. Submitting a form does not guarantee approval. There are a limited number of half-off requests granted per program. Please contact us at 312-996-3271 for inquiries about your pending request. We cannot accept any request forms submitted after you have participated in your orientation program.

This fee covers the invitation mailing, meals, the services of the Student Orientation Leaders and reservations staff, and all associated program materials and activity costs.

Since students can add or drop classes at any given time, openings in other classes may become available. You may have the opportunity to secure a desired class (if offered) following orientation. Substantive changes made after orientation should be discussed with your academic advisor prior to the start of the term. More information on class registration and scheduling will be provided to you during your academic advising session.

All new international students attending UIC on a non-immigrant visa status must complete the Office of International Services (OIS) check-in process prior to attending the UIC Undergraduate Orientation by bringing immigration documents to the OIS office. In addition to attending Orientation, please be sure to attend the New International Student Welcome Events offered through the Office of International Services.

If you have additional questions please contact UIC Orientation at (312) 996-3271 or at