Visit Programs

Get to know UIC—there are plenty of options for visiting campus.

First Year Visit

Year Round

Offered most weekdays and on Saturdays during the academic year, our first year information program is approximately two hours. Each program begins with a presentation by the Admissions Office and then guests have the opportunity to interact with current University students during a student panel, take a student-led walking tour of campus, and visit a university residence hall.


Transfer Visit

Year Round

Offered select Fridays these sessions are targeted towards prospective transfer students.

Each program is approximately two hours and begins with an admissions presentation providing an overview of campus, admissions information, and insight into the transfer process, followed by a student-led tour of campus and a university residence hall.


UIC Preview

October–November, March–April

Preview is an expanded opportunity to visit campus and hear from financial aid, housing and the undergraduate colleges. This is a half-day program and includes campus and residence hall tours.

Register for UIC Preview

Admitted Student Tour


Admitted students are invited to visit campus during select days throughout the spring semester. During these visits, an admissions counselor will provide a brief overview of the university and review the steps required to make UIC your home for the fall semester. Campus and housing tours will be available. Please note, this program differs from the required New Student Orientation.

Register for Admitted Student Tour

Individual Appointments

Year Round

Appointments are arranged primarily for transfer and international students, or anyone who has questions regarding the application process for their specific programs at the university. Please call (312) 996-4350 to schedule an appointment or talk to an admissions counselor on the phone. Appointments can be scheduled in person, or for out-of-state and international students, via Skype.

Departmental Visits

Customize your visit by joining specific colleges and departments—either alongside an Admissions tour, or as a standalone appointment.

Nutrition Science Program

Nutrition offers a monthly session for prospective students on the first Monday of the month (except when UIC is closed). For more information, call (312) 996-7890.


College of Architecture, Design, & the Arts

CADA offers college-specific information sessions after UIC 101 on the first Friday of each month.  The session consists of a short a short curriculum presentation, followed by a walking tour of the College facilities. Please send an email with at least a 48 hours advance notice to and indicate an area of interest of Architecture, Art, Art History, Design, Music or Theatre.


College of Business Administration

UIC Business offers information sessions on select Mondays in the Visitors Center. During the session, the college will highlight opportunities offered in the six majors and six minors and then lead a business-focused tour. Please register through the UIC Events form.  Individual and group visits can also be coordinated with CBA staff at (312) 996-2700 or  Individual visits are an immersive experience including sitting in on one of our business classes and a chance to speak with a professor or interact with our students. Get more facts and read student blogs at  


College of Education

The College of Education's Office of Recruitment and Student Success can be reached at (312) 996-5626 weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. We recommend scheduling the visit before or after an Admissions program. 

College of Engineering 

Engineering's Undergraduate Student Affairs Office can be reached at (312) 996-3463 weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Engineering recommends scheduling the visit before or after an Admissions program. Visits to specific departments in the College can be made by contacting one of the contacts listed on the College of Engineering Department Visits page.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers lots of opportunity and choice, personalized attention and support, and a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. Liberal Arts and Sciences offers strong and highly-respected programs in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary areas. Individual and group visits to learn about academic programs, meet with College advisors, and participate in classes can be coordinated with Justin Wier, the Coordinator of Outreach & Enrollment. Please contact Justin Wier at or (312) 996-0301. Visit the Liberal Arts and Sciences prospective student site to learn about our academic programs, pre-health professions, internships, undergraduate research, student support, and special programs.

College of Nursing

Nursing offers information sessions for their BSN, graduate entry, and other programs on select dates throughout the year. Additionally, nursing provides over-the-phone admissions counseling at (312) 996-7800.


School of Public Health

Public Health offers regular information sessions regarding their Bachelor’s program in Public Health. Students are also able to schedule individual appointments by contacting Melissa Tag at (312) 355-2536 or


College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

CUPPA offers information sessions for the Department of Public Administration (BA Public Policy) and the Department of Urban Planning and Policy (BA Urban Studies) every Monday and Friday from 1 p.m.–2 p.m. Please email the department of interest in advance at or Individual or group visits may also be coordinated with CUPPA's Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Jaime Holland,

Honors College / GPPA Sessions

The UIC Honors College fosters a community of academic excellence, connects students with premier faculty, and promotes civic engagement and leadership opportunities. Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA) allows a limited number of first year students per year to be admitted to UIC with guaranteed admission to one of several professional degree programs. Students follow a specific curriculum and meet established performance criteria to maintain guaranteed admission. Join representatives from these selective programs to learn more about the benefits and requirements for admission to each.

This event is designed to follow the general UIC 101 Admissions Session and campus tour. It is recommended to register for both sessions.


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