What is Open House?

Open House 2015 is your all-access pass to UIC, Chicago’s public research university. Whether you are a prospective student, a nostalgic alum or a friendly neighbor, we invite you to see what UIC is all about.

UIC ranks among the nation’s leading research universities and is Chicago’s largest university, with 28,000 students (61% undergraduate), 15 colleges and the largest medical school in the U.S. UIC has been a leader in a new model of higher education: the comprehensive urban research university, and is recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse. UIC Open House gives you the opportunity to get behind the scenes and up close with our award-winning faculty and staff. Admissions sessions will assist prospective students in charting a path to UIC. See below for a sneak peek of the academic offerings that are being planned, and check back in August for a complete schedule to plan your Open House experience.

We look forward to seeing you, family and friends at UIC Open House October 3rd.

A school with a view.

UIC is Chicago’s Public Research University…see it for yourself at Open House.

UIC is as much a part of Chicago’s legacy as a resilient, forward-thinking, gutsy metropolis, as Chicago is part of UIC’s legacy as an enterprising, broad-minded, spirited public research university accessible to all who aspire to achieve. UIC and the city look to one another for leadership, opportunities, and growth. Every advancement begins with an idea. Ideas change the world. UIC is a place of becoming. Ideas abound. What ideas will you explore at UIC Open House?

School of Public Health

As public health plays an increasingly critical role in today's society, the innovative research and inspiring achievements at UIC School of Public Health (SPH) have become part of local, national and international conversation.

School of Public Health sessions

College of Engineering

The UIC College of Engineering educates students as leaders and innovators by expanding the base of engineering knowledge through research and technology development to serve society’s needs.

Engineering sessions

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is a nationally recognized innovator in education, research, and engagement in support of the nation's cities and metropolitan areas.

Urban Planning and Public Affairs sessions

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The UIC College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) offers over 40 majors and minors across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. LAS is also the place for first core steps towards a career in Pre-Health Sciences: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing.

Liberal Arts and Sciences sessions

College of Education

The UIC College of Education prepares the next generation of educators, leaders and researchers. We are a community of scholars committed to educational equity as it contributes to social, political and economic parity.

Education sessions

College of Business Administration

At UIC Business, we transform student potential into success. Our school connects students to Chicago's living classroom. We give them a proven education, real­-world­ skills and professional experiences that add up to an exciting career.

Business Administration sessions

College of Applied Health Sciences

The UIC College of Applied Health Sciences is a multi-disciplinary community of health science scholars, educators and students who contribute to the health and well-being of people.

Applied Health Sciences sessions

College of Medicine

The UIC College of Medicine is one of the largest and most diverse medical schools in the nation and dedicated to producing new knowledge in the medical sciences, developing best practices in health care delivery and educating the next generation of physicians and biomedical scientists.

Medicine sessions

College of Architecture, Design & the Arts

The UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts is a center for visual and performing artists, designers, architects, historians and museum professionals. We educate and mentor the next generation of cultural producers. 

Architecture Design and the Arts sessions

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at UIC exposes students to excellence in teaching, practice, and research by incorporating experiences in nurse-managed clinics which were designated as an Edge-Runner by the American Academy of Nursing.

Nursing sessions

College of Pharmacy

The UIC College of Pharmacy is a public pharmacy school that offers a four-year professional degree program that leads to the PharmD, the highest level of professional education in pharmacy, and six master's degrees and four doctorate degrees.

Pharmacy sessions

College of Dentistry

The UIC College of Dentistry is a worldwide leader in clinical care that is patient-centered and evidence-based, with a foundation in preventive and public health sciences; integrated education programs based on advanced technology; and interdisciplinary, innovative research.

Dentistry sessions

Jane Addams College of Social Work

Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC carries the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull-House movement forward, adapting social work to the needs and realities of today's urban settings. As a premier institution for graduate study, the college is a recognized leader in social work research, education and service.

Social Work sessions

Graduate College

The Graduate College at the UIC is dedicated to a simple idea: bringing together superb students with outstanding research faculty in a diverse and stimulating urban environment. UIC's 7,000 graduate students are enrolled in nearly fifty PhD programs and over eighty masters programs.

Graduate College sessions

Honors College

The UIC Honors College provides an environment for advanced intellectual growth and a foundation for life-long learning. The Honors College is a community of students seeking extra intellectual challenges as well as campus and community engagement and leadership experiences. 

Honors College sessions