Category: Share with Students

SHARE WITH INCOMING STUDENTS: Summer College 2018 registration is open – visit the Summer College website for more info!

Summer is here and so is Summer College!

Summer College Website
For information on programs, visit the Summer College website, which will provide you with descriptions of all of the offered programs. There are some fantastic opportunities for incoming students in a range of areas.

The Summer Enrichment Math Workshop is now offered as a 3-week session! There will be two options so students can select Session 1 (June 25 – July 13) or Session 2 (July 16 – August 3).

The Summer College registration system is now open so please encourage your new first-year students who are eligible to register for one or more Summer College programs! Registration for Summer College happens through the my.UIC portal so incoming students can log in and register there. Invitations to eligible students have begun as well.



SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Fall 2018 – 100-level Art courses available to non-Art majors (Creative Arts Gen Eds)

There are two 100-level Art courses open to non-Art majors at this point (no departmental approval required, count as a Creative Arts gen eds):

ART 190 Introduction to Socially Engaged Art
M/W 8-10:40 AM
Introduces the concept of socially engaged art, a practice that blurs the line between art and life, emphasizing participation, dialogue, and action. Includes field visits and dialogue with artists. Students design and realize a public art project. Field trips required at a nominal fee. No previous art and studio experience is necessary for this class. Field Trips Required: Mess Hall, Dorchester Projects and Rebuild Foundation, Threewalls, Hyde Park Art Center, Experimental Station, and South Side Community Art Center, are all site-specific resources for this course. Students will visit at least two of these sites as part of their analysis and exploration of socially engaged art practices. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 160.

ART 151 Introduction to Creative Coding in New Media Arts
M/W 8-10:40 AM
Under the professional instruction of an expert in coding languages, students will investigate the ways in which social media, data, and code have been instrumental in re-configuring the nature of social relationships in our society. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Field trips required at a nominal fee. Students will use coding languages such as Processing, HTML, and JavaScript. Moving through beginning and intermediate levels of coding, students will explore creative new avenues of applying these tools. Students will gain skills to expand upon traditional uses of coding by aligning it with the contemporary art practices of New Media, a field in which technology and contemporary art combine.

Remaining seats in 100-level Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, New Media Arts, Photo, and Film classes are reserved for incoming Art majors. In August after orientation is finished, non-Art majors are again welcome to register for these 100-level courses.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: SAVE THE DATES – The War that Made Today: An Interdisciplinary Commemoration of the End of World War I (11/1/18 – 11/11/18)


The War that Made Today:
An Interdisciplinary Commemoration of the End of World War I

Eleven days of programming on November 1 – 11, 2018, spearheaded by the Honors College, will explore the global and local impact of World War I and its role in shaping the contemporary world.

Programming will start November 1 in the Institute for the Humanities with three Interdisciplinary Conversations (11am – 3:45pm):  “WWI, Nationalism and the New Global World Order,” “Art at War: The International Avant-Garde and World War I,” and “Healing the Walking Wounded: Shell-Shocked WWI Soldiers through a Contemporary Cultural Lens.”

On November 2 at 3pm, poet Tom Sleigh will give a poetry reading and discuss writing about the trauma of war, while looking back at the WWI poets.

A program on west campus on November 7 at 2pm will explore “the Nurses of World War I: A Chicago Story.”

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will host a roundtable discussion about The International Women’s Peace Movement, then and now, on November 8.

A finale performance of music, theatre and prose will be held at the UIC Theatre on November 9 at 6pm.

In addition, New Media artists will exhibit works responding to the war, and the Student Veterans Association will curate their own exhibition.

Complete details will be announced later.  Watch your calendars!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Center for Student Involvement 2018-2019

We are proud to share the Fall 2018 events… so far! We have dates for Student Org Conference, Involvement Fairs, Meet the Greeks, Spark, and much much more.

Go to:

You will also find information at UIC Impact, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Organizations, and Campus Programs. A great resource for new staff and faculty.

Connect with CSI on social media: @UICCSI
Phone 312-413-5070

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: FREE WEBINAR – “Cash at College – Spending, Saving and Student Loans” on 6/13, 7/13, or 8/13!

USFSCO is offering a summer financial literacy webinar:

Free Webinar: Cash at College – Spending, Saving & Student Loans

Cash at College is for students, parents & staff interested in tips for money management in school. University of Illinois USFSCO’s Student Money Management Center and University of Illinois Extension have teamed up to offer this educational webinar that covers topics like banking, budgeting, credit and financing a college degree. Register to attend the June 13, July 13 or August 13 session today.

Register at

A digital poster and Facebook image is available for your use.

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Pending Graduation Holds and taking classes beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Please see the notes below from the Registrar and information provided for summer registration options by Summer Session. From the Registrar:


I wanted to send a refresher about Pending Graduation Holds.  The Office of the Registrar places Pending Graduation Holds each spring prior to summer and fall registration on undergraduate students’ accounts who have a pending (PN “Outcome Status” in SHADGMQ).  Undergraduate students can and do run into a variety of problems when they future register past their graduating term.  Some students walk away and end up with F’s and in collections for courses they never attended.  Additionally, financial aid should not cover study beyond the first bachelor’s degree.  Also, graduated undergraduate students take precious seats from others.  Students should be directed to complete an application for graduate non-degree study or apply to a graduate program if they haven’t done so already.

Importantly, anyone with the ability to lift a College Advising Hold, can lift the Pending Graduation Hold.  Assistant Registrar Sonia Rincon is listed as the UserID; however, college staff have the best insight into whether a student did not or will not graduate or is admitted or needs to apply for a graduate or professional program of study.

The hold is described at the Registrar’s webpage: Pending Graduation Registration Hold

“Undergraduates who have submitted an Intent to Graduate will have a Pending Graduation Registration Hold placed to prevent registration for future terms.  This hold can be lifted by a college advisor.  College policies vary in regard to allowing students to register beyond the initial bachelor’s degree.  Contact with an advisor is needed when an undergraduate degree is to be earned and registration is sought for future terms.  Please note that students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may only have their hold lifted if they cancel their intent to graduate.”

I hope this is useful and your summer is going well!


Robert R. Dixon, J.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607

From Summer Session:

In addition to applying for graduate non-degree study, there is one more option.

If a graduating undergrad wants to enroll only in undergrad courses in the summer to prepare for a graduate program, they can be directed to complete the Summer Session Only (SSO) application. This will admit them a non-degree undergraduate for the summer only.

The advantages of this option are that students will pay an undergraduate tuition rate rather than a graduate tuition rate for those undergraduate courses (since they are assessed based on their student status rather than the course level). The SSO application also has a later deadline (1 week before each summer session rather than April 15 for grad non-degree). The disadvantages are that the student is only admitted for the summer term.

You can find more information about the Summer Session Only application on the Summer Session website:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services events to prep for Recent Grad/Alumni Fair and Summer Walk-in Advising hours!

UIC Career Services will have summer walk-in advising hours on Tuesdays (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and Thursdays (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.). The new summer hours started Monday, May 14 and will end on Friday, August 3. Our regular walk-in advising hours will resume on Monday, August 6. Please note that the walk-in career advising hours will not be available on career fair days.

For more information please visit You can also contact Career Services at 312-996-2300 or

Know a UIC student/alum looking for a job or internship?

We are reaching out to let you know that Career Services has events coming up in the next few weeks to help UIC students and alumni with job searching and prepping for the Recent Grad/Alumni Fair on Thursday, May 31st.

Please share this information with students and alums with whom you work:

Job Search Strategies workshop
Tuesday, May 22nd, 12-1:30 PM @ Daley Library (Room 1-470)
Learn essential strategies to help you land a job like finding jobs that aren’t posted online and how to build a professional network.

Navigating a Career Fair workshop
Thursday, May 24th, 12-1:30 PM @ Daley Library (Room 1-470)
You have 30 seconds to make an impression at a Career Fair. Learn how to leave a positive impression on employers at a career fair during this workshop.

UIC Recent Alumni Job Fair (open to CURRENT students and alumni!)
Thursday, May 31st, 10 AM-2 PM @ SCE, in the Illinois Room (3rd floor)

Students and alums are encouraged to register for the fair (it takes 2 minutes and is on the main Career Services website).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer 2018 EPSY 255 open to all students- register now!

The College of Education is offering EPSY 255 for Summer 2018.  For summer, the course is not restricted and is opened to ANY major.  If you would kindly share the information with your students:

If you are interested in EPSY 255 for the Summer 2018 term, now is the time to register.

EPSY 255
Child Development in Contemporary Society
3 hours.

Examination of theories on child development that explain age-related differences in cognition, affect, and behavior, and how this relates to 0-14 year old children’s learning and educational needs. Prerequisite(s): ED 100 or PSCH 100 or EPSY 100; or consent of the instructor.

If you have any questions or need additional information or permission, contact the instructor, Thitrat Sriplo at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Undergraduate conference expenditures survey – please share!

Please share with students this informational survey to help the Office of Undergraduate Research assess UIC students’ personal expenditures on conference travel. Students should only fill out this form if they presented at or will present at a conference between August 15 2017 and June 20 2018. They should answer all of the questions below to the best of their ability. Their name and contact information will be saved so they will be the first to receive information about opportunities to be reimbursed for past expenditures or to apply for funding for future expenditures, should they arise out of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Students should fill this out ASAP as the form will close on Friday, May 25.

If you or they have questions, please email

Thanks in advance for helping get the word out!

SHARE WITH INCOMING STUDENTS: Please remind students to take the UIC First-Year Student Survey when taking placement tests!

As you remind incoming first-year students to take their placement exams, please also encourage students to take the “UIC First-Year Student Survey.”

Students responses to this survey are used to create their individual student noncognitive profile tool. We would like to have as many students complete this survey so that we can have this information to support students.