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New Student Orientation

For additional updates about Orientation, follow us on Instagram: @UICOrientation

Fall 2023 Students

We hope you are excited to begin your journey as a UIC Flame. After declaring your Intent to Enroll (ITE) at UIC, you are ready to take the next step in your transition by starting your UIC Orientation!

The first required phase of your orientation is to complete your online orientation, which consists of modules introducing you to UIC and the wide array of available resources. You can complete the modules at your own pace and they do not have to be completed in one sitting. You will be able to access these modules by logging in at and searching for Online Orientation. These modules will open on March 15, 2023. Additionally, your academic college may require or suggest placement tests for you. All students need to log in at, search for Placement Tests, and complete the questionnaire which will identify any required or suggested placement tests. Placement tests are accessible beginning February 1, 2023.

The second required phase of your UIC Orientation will be an in-person, orientation program. All new first-year students are required to attend a two-day, in-person orientation program. All new transfer students are required to attend a one-day, in-person program. These programs will include a welcome to UIC, presentations on important topics related to your UIC transition, and academic advising and course registration. Orientation programs will begin June 1, 2023 and will run throughout the months of June and July. Limited sessions are offered in August for students who are unable to attend an in-person session in June or July. Orientation sessions are opened for registration on a rolling basis, and each academic college determines what dates/programs new students from their college are eligible to participate in. Each student must attend a session based on their academic college. Please be aware that not all academic colleges participate in every orientation session. To see a list of possible dates for your orientation session, you will need to log into the system after completing your required online orientation and placement tests. Additional orientation sessions will be opened as earlier sessions close, so please check regularly for available programs. Registration for Fall 2023 in-person orientation programs will open on April 18, 2023. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and can be found at You must complete both the online orientation modules and any required placement tests to be eligible to register for the in-person orientation program.

For additional updates about our programs, please follow us on Instagram @UICOrientation. We will also be sending more information about each of these phases to your UIC email, which ends in "" so please make sure you are actively monitoring that account for additional emails from our office related to registration, orientation logistics, and program reminders. For details on how to access your UIC email, please visit for more information.

Every academic college has additional items students must complete as they prepare for their orientation program. Please select from the dropdown below based on academic college and then view the information applicable to your status as a new student, (first-year or transfer student).

We look forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation, GO FLAMES!

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