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Sunday, August 25                           3:00 p.m.                                      UIC Pavilion

Welcome to the University of Illinois at Chicago!!

The Ceremony


The UIC Convocation ceremony will be held at the UIC Pavilion located at 525 South Racine, on the northeast corner of Racine Avenue and Harrison Street.  Click here to get directions.


Parking is available for a $5 fee. Relocation parking will be accepted. (If you have purchased parking for fall, bring your hangtag and parking will be free). Please click here to view the parking lots available.

Check In

Please plan to arrive for check in by 2:30 p.m.  Check in will be in the Parking Structure east of the UIC Pavilion.  At check in, you will receive your UIC Convocation tee-shirt and will be grouped with your classmates from your college.


At the UIC Convocation Ceremony, you will be seated on the main level of the UIC Pavilion with the classmates from your college.


Dress for the event is casual.  Please wear comfortable clothing.  All new students will receive a UIC Convocation tee-shirt.


The UIC Convocation ceremony will last approximately one hour.  It will include presentations from UIC faculty and administrators and a UIC Flames extravaganza!

The Block Party

The Chancellor's New Student Welcome block party will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony.   Join us in the SRC autocourt for food, fun, and games! Sign the Class of 2017 banner that will be displayed in UIC Student Center East!

After the ceremony, you will be led from the UIC Pavilion to the SRC autocourt for the block party.


Please RSVP by August 16, 2013 using the student online reservation form.

For more information, please call (312) 996-3271.

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