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New Student and Family Programs


We are excited you have selected UIC to pursue your undergraduate education and look forward to welcoming you to the Flames Family!


New Student and Family Programs (SCE Suite 251) is currently operating remotely. We are available to answer questions via email ( or, phone (312-996-3271) or by using our LIVE Chat ( We are available 8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday.


New Student Orientation

  • All mandatory parts of first-year and transfer orientation are happening virtually. Please visit and click on Summer Orientation 2021 for specific info about these sessions.
  • New Student Orientation (New Students, Parents/Families, Campus Partners)
    • All mandatory programming will remain virtual through the first day of Fall 2021 semester
    • Questions and concerns can be emailed (, answered via LIVE Chat (, or via phone (312-996-3271)
    • Visit and click on Summer Orientation 2021 for detailed information about orientation programming
  • New Student Convocation (New Students, Parents/Families)
    • Updates about program format available at beginning in July 2021
    • Communication will be sent in August to all new students about event registration and logistics. Information is sent to student’s UIC email address
  • Weeks of Welcome (New & Returning Students)
    • Events happening August 18-September 12, 2021
    • Event listings and information available at beginning August 1, 2021
    • Programs will be a combination of virtual and in-person
    • For specific questions about events, contact sponsoring unit
  • Family Weekend – (New & Returning Students, Parent/Families)
    • Save the Date: September 24-26, 2021
    • Anticipate hybrid events (some virtual and some in-person)
    • Communication will be sent after start of Fall 2021 semester with information about registration, events, and program logistics
  • New Student and Family Programs will remain remote through July 5, 2021
  • Our physical office will reopen on July 6, 2021
    • We will have limited staffing (50% or less)
      • All offices and workspaces will be individual use
    • Personal PPE and protective/safety equipment has been ordered
      • Masks, face shields, gloves
      • Sanitizing stations
      • Plexiglass shields for front desk operations
    • Conference Room and common workspaces will be set to ensure social distancing, and will only be used for internal purposes (no outside meetings or events)
    • Staff will follow university guidelines for cleaning and sanitization of personal and common workspaces.

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