Firestarter 2018 was a success! Thanks to all those who were able to attend. Interested in other opportunities to visit campus? Check your application status portal.
View a video of the program
You can view parts of the day on the above video. We're working on adding a closed caption version, check back during the week of Dec. 17 for closed captioning.
|8:30 - 9 a.m.||Check-in and refreshments||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||Yes|
|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
Topic: Walk it, Talk it: The Honors Experience
Current students discuss how the Honors College supports students in making the most of what UIC has to offer both inside and outside of the classroom.
Topic: Your Project is College
There's so much to do before you start college! Between prom and college placement tests, how do you ensure you don't miss those important milestones? Learn tips and tricks on what you need to do for enrollment in college during your senior year.
Topic: I’m First!
More than a third of UIC undergraduates are the first in their family to attend college. Meet current trailblazing first-generation students.
Topic: 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.
Topic: Uniquely UIC
Listen to student leaders and organizations talk about UIC diversity and community. Navigate opportunities and resources that make the UIC experience a transformative one.