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Family Resources

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We recognize you want to stay well-informed on how to support your student throughout their first year (and beyond) at UIC. Below is information about how you can participate in your student’s New Student Orientation process and some additional resources to keep you informed!

Online Orientation

Parents and family members of our new students can participate in the online orientation program by visiting and creating a guest account. This is the same online orientation that you student is required to complete prior to registering for their in-person orientation program. PLEASE NOTE: Students should NOT use this link to complete their orientation. Students should visit and log in to access their online orientation program to receive proper credit.

In-Person Orientation

We also encourage parents and family members to attend your student’s in-person orientation program. Students MUST register parents and family members through the portal (when they are registering for their in-person program). We cannot guarantee walk in guests will be accommodated, so please make sure your student registers you at least 7 days prior to their scheduled in-person orientation program. There is an additional fee for parents and family members to attend in-person orientation. This fee covers the materials, supplies, and other other resources to run the parent and family program. Students will be charged $50 per guest for each parent and family member registered for orientation. PLEASE NOTE: students will be charged the additional $50 for each parent or family member registered, regardless of whether the parent or family member attends the in-person orientation. 

All parent and family orientation programs are only one day. If your student is attending a first-year orientation program, the parent and family program is only on Day 1. There is no parent and family program on Day 2. If your student is attending a transfer orientation, the program is only one day.

Additional Resources

Please check out our UIC Parent & Family Guide which provides additional details about how you can support your student.

Additionally, if you are interested in receiving occasional emails about campus programs that may benefit you and/or your student, please let us know by requesting to be added to our family listserv. You can do so by emailing us at

Finally, if you’d like to stay on top of current campus events and/or connect with our office, you can join the New Student and Family Programs Facebook Group (