2021 UIC New Student Convocation

Date / Time

August 22, 2021

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


UIC New Student Convocation will be hosted virtually this year. Join Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis, current faculty and staff, UIC student leaders, and your fellow new students as we welcome you into the UIC tradition of excellence and the Fall 2021 semester.Although the convocation ceremony is virtual, UIC will be hosting on-campus watch parties for new students and family members. If you’re interested in joining us on campus to watch the ceremony, please be sure to indicate your interest at the time of registration.

Following the virtual Convocation ceremony, new students and family members are invited to join us on campus for our annual New Student Picnic! We look forward to having new students and families come to campus for some food, entertainment, and to celebrate the start of the new academic year!

All new students are expected to attend the New Student Convocation ceremony (virtually). Participation in the on-campus watch party and the new Student Picnic are optional, however highly encouraged!

  • Pre-registration is required for the virtual ceremony, Convocation Watch Party, and New Student Picnic
  • Students will need to pre-register themselves, and up to 2 guests, by Thursday, August 19
  • For contact tracing purposes you will need each guest’s name, email address, and phone number at the time of registration
  • There will be no walk-ins permitted for this event
  • Space is limited and filled on a first come, first served basis
  • For changes or cancellations, please email orhelp@uic.edu

All registered participants (new students and family members) will receive additional communication with login instructions, watch party logistics, and picnic information prior to New Student Convocation.

Please note: for the on-campus watch party and the picnic, all participants must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 result within 72 hours of the event at check-in, for each unvaccinated attendee. No participants will be admitted without proof of vaccination or negative test results.

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