Where to start

If you are already dreaming about all the things you can learn about UIC, while you stroll around campus and enjoy the stunning Chicago skyline in the background, we don’t blame you. However, with so many great options available during the day (currently, there are more than 100), you might be wondering how you can prepare. Here are the UIC Open House pro tips:

  1. Browse the Open House Visit UIC App. Build your agenda, check out session times and descriptions, and sign up for SMS updates during the day. Have a smart device? You can download the Visit UIC app directly to your device by visiting the following app stores:
  2. Plan to start at Student Center East (SCE). SCE and other check-in stations around campus will be designated by balloon archways. At these stations, you can receive information that will help you get started.
    UIC Student Center East
    750 S. Halsted Street (Corner of Halsted and Polk)
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Google Map - Student Center East
  3. Go social. Follow @apply2uic on Twitter and Instagram. We’ll be posting a play-by-play of the day on Twitter. You can also share your UIC Open House experience using the hashtag #UICOH – we’ll be printing all instagram posts with the hashtag in the Quad so you can take those memories home with you.

What to bring

  1. Make your Check-in a Breeze. Be sure to bring your printed confirmation email that contains your QR code registration.
  2. Plan for Academics and Fun. Program sessions take place in our various campus locations but be prepared to also enjoy fun activities as you get there.
  3. Prepare to Travel. Most of the Open House will take place north of Roosevelt Road, south of Van Buren, and between Halsted and Morgan, but that is a lot of area to travel. We recommend comfortable shoes. Let us know if you need accommodations as early as possible.

Parking and Travel

Complimentary parking will be available with your printed parking coupon at the following UIC Parking structures:

Main Parking

Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure
760 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Google Map - Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure

Alternate Parking

Parking Lot 5
1135 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Google Map - Parking Lot 5
Parking Lot 1A
1109 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Google Map - Parking Lot 1A

Directions to campus and places to stay (be mindful of the Byrne interchange reconstruction)

After Open House

Plan your day in Chicago