Open House draws 5,000 to campus showcase

Edson Moreno

Edson Moreno, of Chicago Bulls College Prep, registers at the UIC Forum. Photo: Julie Jaidinger

A threatening weather forecast did not deter more than 5,000 prospective students, parents, and guests from attending UIC Open House Saturday.

Before taking guided tours of UIC facilities and dorms or attending a lecture or presentation, visitors explored the UIC Expo where colleges, programs and support services offered one-on-one sessions.

Among the open house’s highly attended sessions was a panel discussion, sponsored by Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions, featuring UIC alumni health care professionals, and a guide to liberal arts and sciences with student trustee Danielle Leibowitz and faculty.

College preparation presentations, showcases from the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, a student activities fair in Student Center East, and a display of student-produced engineering projects were among the activities.

The open house was a great opportunity for Chicago to visit UIC, said Kevin Browne, vice provost for academic and enrollment services.

“The event allowed visitors to put into context all that UIC has to offer undergraduate and graduate students for fall 2014 and beyond,” Browne said.

“There was great involvement from across the campus community, which allowed us to deliver robust programming and make the open house a success.”


Activities at the Oct. 5 UIC Open House included tours, faculty lectures, a student organizations fair, college showcases and sessions on preparing for, and applying to, college. Photos: Julie Jaidinger (click on images for larger size)

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