WELCOME UIC STUDENTS
On August 25, 2019
3:00pm

Credit Union 1 Arena

525 South Racine, Chicago, IL

Need To Know

Students
  • Check In

    Please plan to arrive for check in by 2:00 p.m. Check in will be in the Parking Structure east of the Credit Union 1 Arena. After you check in, you will be seated on the main floor of the Arena.

  • Seating

    At the UIC Convocation Ceremony, you will be seated on the main level of the Credit Union 1 Arena with the classmates from your college.

  • Attire

    Dress for the event is casual. Please wear comfortable clothing. All new students will receive a UIC Convocation tee-shirt.

  • Chancellor's Welcome Picnic

    The Chancellor's Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in the SRC Autocourt for food, fun, and games! Sign the Class of 2023 banner that will be displayed in UIC Student Center East!

    After the ceremony, you will be led from the Credit Union 1 Arena to the SRC Autocourt for the Chancellor's Welcome Picnic.

Parents
  • Check In

    Please plan to arrive for check in by 2:00 p.m. Check in for parents will be in the Credit Union 1 Arena lobby.



  • Attire

    Dress for the event is casual. Please wear comfortable clothing.


  • Chancellor's Welcome Picnic

    The Chancellor's Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in the SRC Autocourt for food, fun, and games!

    After the ceremony, you will be led from the Credit Union 1 Arena to the SRC Autocourt for the Chancellor's Welcome Picnic.

Faculty & Staff
  • In order to positively impact the success and first year experience of our new students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, faculty and staff are encouraged to be a part of the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in welcoming the new UIC Class of 2023!

  • Check In

    Faculty and staff should plan to arrive for check in by 2:00 p.m.Check in will be in the Parking Structure east of the Credit Union 1 Arena.

  • Procession

    All faculty and staff will process into the ceremony at 3:00 p.m. and be led to a reserved seating area in the Arena.

  • Attire

    Dress for the event is casual. Please wear UIC colors.


  • Chancellor's Welcome Picnic

    The Chancellor's Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in the SRC Autocourt for food, fun, and games while we continue to welcome UIC's new students 

Event Schedule

The ceremony will last approximately one hour. It will include presentations and a UIC Flames extravaganza! The Chancellor's Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony.

3:00 pm Convocation Begins
  • 2:00 pm - Check In
  • 3:00 pm - Student Processional
  • 3:10 pm - Convocation Begins
  • 3:45 pm - Campus Spirit and Traditions
  • 4:00 pm - Class Photo
4:30 pm Chancellor's Welcome Picnic
  • 4:30 pm - Chancellor's Welcome Picnic

Executive Presence

  • Michael Amiridis - UIC Chancellor
  • Susan Poser - Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • J. Rex Tolliver - Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Ralph Keen - Dean of the Honors College
  • Rebecca Ruggm - Dean of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts
  • Bo Fernhall - Dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences
  • Wayne Giles - Dean of the School of Public Health.
  • Michael B. Mikhail - Dean of the College of Business Administration
  • Peter C. Nelson - Dean of the College of Engineering
  • Astrida Tantillo - Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Alfred Tatum - Dean of the College of Education
  • Michael Pagano - Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

FAQ

Generic Questions About This Event

Check in will be in the Harrison Street Parking Structure, just east of the Credit Union 1 Arena.

Please plan to arrive in the parking structure no later than 2:00pm.

The Credit Union 1 Arena will be open to guests starting at 2:00pm.

Seating is open and there is no limit to how many guests you can bring.

Please dress casually and comfortably. A UIC Convocation T-Shirt will be provided to all new students at check in.

Yes. To make arrangements, please contact the Credit Union 1 Arena staff by phone at 312-413-5700.

The UIC Convocation ceremony and Campus Spirits and Tradition will last approximately 1 hour. A class photo and Chancellor's Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the ceremony.

Students will be led to the picnic by UIC Mascot, Sparky D. Dragon.

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Event Location

  • Credit Union 1 Arena
    525 South Racine
    Chicago, IL 60607, USA
  • Call Us
    312.996.3271

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Parking

Parking is free to all guests.