New Student Convocation

Dear UIC colleagues,

You are warmly invited and encouraged to attend this year’s New Student Convocation.

To welcome our new students and promote their success during their first year, we are hosting the 17th annual UIC New Student Convocation to kick off the 2023-2024 academic year. Convocation will mark the official beginning of our new students’ entry into the UIC academic community.

Please join us on:

Sunday, Aug. 20
2 p.m. – Pre-Show
3 p.m. – Ceremony
4 p.m. – New Student Picnic

The ceremony will take place in the Credit Union 1 Arena, and the picnic will return to the University Hall lawn (weather permitting).

All new students and their families, as well as university faculty and staff, are invited to attend this special event. It is a great opportunity for students to start meeting faculty and academic college staff. The involvement of faculty and administrators at our university is critical for a successful UIC New Student Convocation. Your participation will help us demonstrate to all new students that they belong at UIC and that they made the right decision to become a student at UIC. Your visibility at this event helps to present UIC as a caring and inclusive community.

Please visit the convocation website for more information and to make your reservation.

If you have additional questions please contact New Student and Family Programs at 312-996-3271 or

We look forward to greeting our new students with you.

Rob Dixon
Interim Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Karen Colley
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

For more information, please contact:
UIC Student Affairs

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