Save the date for spring semester events

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LOL@UIC is set for March 16. (Photo: Creative and Digital Services)

Get ready to shake up your 2019 calendar.

Starting this month, UIC will host a full range of activities — old and new — to help students ring in a fun and meaningful 2019 semester.

“We have our signature events like a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. keynote on Jan. 22 and a Black History Month Kickoff Feb. 1,” said Sladjana Grbic, assistant program director for the Center for Student Involvement.

Other school-year staples include days that celebrate UIC’s cultural diversity and Greek life, along with an annual comedy show, called LOL@UIC.

The recurring Winter Involvement Fair, where students can connect with different campus organizations and groups, is also back. This year’s fair will be held Jan. 23 and 24 in Student Center East.

Newly added events start with the Valentine’s Day Bash on Feb. 15. The late-night bash, created by the Student Activities Board, will feature games, treats and music.

“Students can explore and see what they like,” Grbic said.

A drag race, drive-in movie, and color run are all set to take place this semester, too.

Dates and guests for some events are still pending or subject to change, but Grbic said there’s a lot to look forward to.

“There’s a lot of different reasons to go and what can be gained from the experiences,” Grbic said. “You can meet people who have similar interests and passions…and you’ll feel like a part of campus by being more involved.”

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Spring semester Center for Student Involvement events:
1/22 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote
1/23 & 1/24 Winter Involvement Fairs
1/24 Karaoke Night
1/30 IMPACT Summit
2/01 Black History Month Kickoff
2/15 Valentine’s Day Bash
2/22 Art Fest
3/04 FSL Badge Day | Order of Omega
3/07 Coffeehouse
3/11* An Evening with
3/11 & 3/12 Flames Employer Symposium
3/16 LOL@UIC
3/22* Sparky’s Drag Race
4/01 Student Org Registration (new & renewal)
4/04 Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff
4/05 Greek Week 2019 (4/05 – 4/13)
4/10 Glimpse of Chicago
4/10 IMPACT and Research Day
4/11 Greek Scene
4/12 Drive-in Movie
4/17 Cultural Showcase
4/26 Greek Awards
4/27 Grad Toast Spring 2019
5/03* Color Run
5/06 Doggypalooza
5/07 Finals Breakfast
5/16 Priority Deadline for Student Org Registration
*Dates are subject to change

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