Firestarter 2018 is planned for December 8. Check back in November for details.
See highlights from 2017 below.
|8 – 9 a.m.||Check-in and refreshments||Optional Session: Honors College & Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions Initiative||No|
|9 – 10 a.m.||Opening session||
Welcoming Remarks and Opening Session
|10:05 – 11 a.m.||Student and parent breakouts||During registration, you can choose from several breakout sessions (see below).||Yes (Value of UIC only)|
|11:05-11:30 a.m.||Closing session||Oscar Rodriguez, Director of Recruitment & Outreach||No|
|11:35 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Optional sessions||UIC Expo: Meet with people from UIC undergraduate colleges and programs
Residence Hall Tours
Student Breakout Session Descriptions
Do it for the Culture
Listen to student leaders talk about UIC diversity and communities and how both have inspired students to do more and give back.
More than a third of UIC undergraduates are the first in their family to attend college. Meet current trailblazing first-generation students.
Young Alums: College Aftermath
Learn how UIC grads have optimized campus resources to secure their seats in grad schools, work in public service, jumpstart their careers, and more.
Real Talk: Expecting the Unexpected
Make the transition from high school to college easier by learning about the social or financial challenges first-year students usually face and how current UIC students have overcome them.
Tips and tricks to navigate hundreds of opportunities and resources that make the UIC experience a transformative one.