At Firestarter, UIC’s best and brightest will be on hand to offer college-going wisdom and answer important questions that are probably on your mind:
- How will my family and I pay for college?
- What should I pack if I’m living on campus?
- Who can help me along the way?
And for the important things that you might not be thinking of, we’ve got you covered. We’ll have student breakout sessions that touch on avoiding mistakes that first-year students commonly make, how a culturally diverse campus can impact your college experience, and how college life at UIC is different.
Admitted students may register through your application status portal.
|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, Associate Vice Provost for 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.