Program Details

UIC Orientation sessions for first-year students for Summer 2019 occur between May 29th - July 29th. Not all dates are available to students in all academic programs.

Please note: an overnight stay is required for the first-year program (EXCEPT AUGUST 13TH). We will provide on-campus overnight accommodations for each student.


Check-in for this program begins at 7:45am at Student Center East (SCE) located at 750 S. Halsted St. Please follow the signs and Orientation Leaders to the check-in location. If driving, please plan accordingly with Chicago traffic. The closest parking structure is the Halsted Street Parking Structure (760 W. Taylor St) which costs $13 per day.


Students will be assessed a fee of $149 for each first-year student and $75 for each family member or guest. Fees will post to your account in late summer to avoid mid-summer financial aid conflicts when trying to register for classes. Please plan accordingly for this charge to post to your account prior to your start at UIC.

If you are in need of financial assistance, we offer a limited number of discounts to those attending. Please visit the Resources tab on our website to access the Orientation Fee Discount Form.


IDENTIFICATION: A government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or passport.  For questions regarding alternate forms of identification, contact UIC Orientation at 312-996-3271.

COMFORTABLE CLOTHES/SHOES: Comfortable walking shoes, athletic attire (for optional night activity) and appropriate clothing for the day’s weather. We recommend avoiding open-toed and heeled shoes.

MONEY: Money for miscellaneous expenses, such as university apparel or other spirit gear.

NetID & PASSWORD: Your NetID and the password you use to log in to

OVERNIGHT ESSENTIALS (EXCEPT AUGUST 13TH): Personal care toiletries and clothing for an overnight stay. Please do not over-pack.


Students that need to come a day before or stay a day after orientation may arrange for lodging on campus in a university residence hall. Please note that an additional fee for extended lodging will be billed to your student account after orientation. These arrangements must be made and confirmed with UIC Orientation a minimum of seven days prior to your arrival.


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.

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.