Family Programs

Throughout the year, UIC departments host events like Family Weekend and Siblings Weekend to connect family members with campus and with the day-to-day lives of our student. Other events such as Revelry Carnival, Cultural Showcase, and the Holiday Tree Lighting are open to families and the community to attend and engage in campus life alongside our students. You’re invited to join these activities and become a part of the University of Illinois at Chicago tradition.

REGISTER FOR FAMILY WEEKEND NOW!

FAMILY WEEKEND

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites you to attend Family Weekend 2019, which takes place September 27-29, 2019.  This is a great opportunity for families to spend time with their student while participating in family-oriented events and activities on campus.

Participation is free for most listed events or activities except for those who wish to attend the UIC Carnival or the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Below are some events that will be available.  Additional activities will be highlighted in the program materials received at the Check-in/Information Table.

Please visit go.uic.edu/familyweekendregistration to register your planned participation. You will receive additional information following your registration.

 

SOME OF THE MANY EVENTS AVAILABLE

Friday, September 27

Check-in/Information Table:  3:00-8:00 pm in Student Center East at 750 South Halsted Street.

UIC Carnival:  1:00-10:00 pm in Lot 6 at the corner of Halsted Street and Roosevelt Road.  It boasts 10 major amusement carnival rides, 8 family rides, midway games, and food trailers.  (There is a discounted rate of $10 per day for students and family guests who pre-pay. Instructions and link forthcoming.)

Bowling and Billiards at The Alley:  3:00-10:00 pm in Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Green Bay:  6:00 pm

Always Siblings Overnight in Campus Housing (residents only)

Saturday, September 28

Check-in/Information Table:  10:00 am-5:00 pm in Student Center East at 750 South Halsted Street.

Family Brunch and Program:  11:00 am-1:00 pm in the Student Center at 750 South Halsted Street (East Terrace and Innercircle).  Dining tables hosted by department representatives.  Raffle for UIC apparel and merchandise.

Campus Tours of East Campus and the new Engineering Innovation Building

Refreshment break at the Starbucks in the new Academic and Residential Complex

Trolley to National Hellenic Museum, Randolph Street Market, and National Museum of Mexican Art: 1:00-6:00pm

UIC Carnival:  1:00-10:00 pm in Lot 6 at the corner of Halsted Street and Roosevelt Road.  It boasts 10 major amusement carnival rides, 8 family rides, midway games, and food trailers.  (There is a discounted rate of $10 per day for students and family guests who pre-pay.  Instructions and link forthcoming.)

Student Recreation Facility at 737 South Halsted Street.  Free admission to enjoy fitness facility including the rock climbing wall, lazy river, sandlot volleyball, etc. (available on a first come first served basis)

Bowling and Billiards at The Alley:  12:00-10:00 pm in Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street

Women’s Volleyball vs. Milwaukee:  4:00 pm

Sunday, September 29

Maxwell Street Market: 9:00am-3:00pm at 800 S Des Plaines St.

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum: 9:00am-5:00pm (public tour from 1:00-2:00pm)

Newman Family Weekend Mass and Brunch: 11:00am Sunday Mass; 12:00-1:30pm Brunch and Fellowship. The Newman Catholic Student Organization and the Newman Center Staff invite you to join them at the St. John Paul II Newman Center (700 S Morgan St)! Cost is only $5 per family! Free parking is available at the Newman Center on a first come, first serve basis. Register at jp2newman.org/brunch.

Bowling and Billiards at The Alley:  12:00-10:00 pm in Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street

UIC Carnival:  1:00-8:00 pm in Lot 6 at the corner of Halsted Street and Roosevelt Road.  It boasts 10 major amusement carnival rides, 8 family rides, midway games, and food trailers.  (There is a discounted rate of $10 per day for students and family guests who pre-pay. Instructions and link forthcoming.)

 

For particular questions about the schedule and your involvement in Family Weekend 2019, please feel free to send a message to orhelp@uic.edu.