The University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC is an agent of change
University of Illinois at Chicago is dedicated to creating an environment that allows you to achieve your full potential. We nurture curious minds ready to take risks and eager to work hard. If you’re willing to do your part, we’ll meet you more than half way with the support, tools, resources and information you need to thrive and succeed.
Technology Solutions (formerly The Academic Computing and Communications Center) provides innovative technology to enrich the academic experience at UIC. ACCC’s wide range of services features technology support, tools and systems. Popular services include email, Web-based course sites, lecture capture, online file collaboration, video tutorials, training, computer labs, printing and wireless internet access.
Health and wellness
As a UIC student, you have access to a wealth of resources to maintain a healthy body and mind. Students are required to be covered by major medical health insurance, so UIC offers the CampusCare Program Student Health Benefit Program.
Campus Recreation has two exercise facilities where you can run, play racquetball, lift weights or scale a climbing wall. UIC’s Outdoor Field Complex offers 214,000 square feet of synthetic turf for outdoor sports. Another outdoor facility has three lighted tennis and three basketball courts. Students can also unwind and relax at the sauna or one of the campus pools.
The Wellness Center provides a variety of resources to promote emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social and other dimensions of wellness.
UIC is a tobacco-free campus, prohibiting all forms of tobacco—cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products—anywhere within campus boundaries.
UIC provides you with the encouragement, tools, and support you need to succeed in the classroom and a career after graduation. UIC offers a wide range of academic support services to help you excel. The university also helps faculty become even more effective instructors.
Community building and student support
Inclusion. Access. Equity. These principles guide the UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change to expand the awareness of cultural diversity’s value to UIC and the community-at-large.
Other campus resources provide an opportunities for intercultural engagement among students, faculty, staff and Chicago communities. From cultural programs to student consultations, campus resources foster positive social change and help students make the most of their experience at UIC.
UIC offers you the tools and support you need to succeed in the classroom and launch a career after graduation. UIC’s Office of Career Services helps craft professional resumes and cover letters, hosts workshops focused on a variety of job hunting topics, and conducts virtual mock interviews.
Career fairs help students find internships and jobs. Several of UIC’s colleges, including business administration and engineering, have career centers to assist their students. The Career Services website also includes job listings.
Your safety is a primary focus at UIC.
UIC Police, whose officers have statewide statutory arrest powers, works closely with the Chicago Police Department. The department has a long tradition of community policing and patrols the campus and nearby neighborhoods.
UIC SAFE app is a free personal security tool that provides students, faculty and staff with added safety on the campus.
UIC’s free evening transportation service — Night Ride — is offered for students, employees and visitors when traveling between university facilities.
UIC also offers comprehensive resources for students, faculty and staff dealing with acts of sexual misconduct (i.e. sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence), including victim/survivor resources such as counseling services. Victims can speak to a specially trained advocate in a safe setting. Caring and confidentiality are assured.
The UIC ALERT system provides an emergency notification system to reach students and employees quickly. The system allows quick messaging in multiple formats, such as emergency text (SMS) alerts, emails and alerts on Twitter and Facebook. Students and employees must register their mobile phone numbers to receive text message notifications. Official and urgent email notifications, including UIC ALERT messages, are automatically sent to UIC campus email addresses.