Campus News: UIC Convocation

UIC Class of 2019 at convocation

UIC Convocation is set for Aug. 21.


UIC Convocation

All new students and their families, as well as faculty and staff, are invited to attend UIC Convocation Aug. 21.

The kick-off event to the 2016–2017 academic year begins at 3 p.m. in the UIC Pavilion. The Chancellor’s New Student Welcome Picnic follows immediately after. The picnic includes food, games, prizes, entertainment and an opportunity to reconnect with summer orientation leaders, faculty and academic college staff.

Last year, Convocation was attended by a record 2,013 new students and 2,726 guests.


Humanities fellows

The UIC Institute for the Humanities will offer two Resident Fellowships for advanced graduate students in the humanities during the 2016–17 academic year.

Resident Fellows will receive office space and administrative support in the Institute for the Humanities. They will be invited to participate fully in the fellows’ lunch seminars and social events.

The program is intended for students in the writing stage of the dissertation process. Applicants must be full-time humanities graduate students in good academic standing.

Applications are due Aug. 15.


Social work No. 9

UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work is ranked as No. 9 on the College Choice ranking of the top 50 master’s degrees in social work degree programs in the United States.

The 2016 rankings are based on factors students said were most important to their college decision. According to the most recent nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, these factors include academic reputation, financial aid, cost and success of graduates in the post-college job market.


Sustainability, energy institute

The sixth annual UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy takes place from Aug. 4 to 16.

The institute includes daily presentations on energy and sustainability-
related topics, collaborative projects, mentoring activities, site visits and networking opportunities.

The theme of this year’s program, “Nexus,” will focus on the connection between water and energy.


Expectant mothers 

UIC Parking Services has developed a new program that provides convenient parking for expectant mothers.

UIC students and employees who are in the third trimester of pregnancy and already have a parking permit from Parking Services can request a transfer to a closer, more convenient lot.

For more information, call UIC Parking Services on the east side of campus at 312-413-9020 or on the west side of campus at 312-413-5850.

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