LARES Updates ↓

COVID-19 Updates

After more than a year of virtual interactions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to welcome you back on campus!!

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, the LARES office will be providing services virtually and in person. Consistent with revised public health guidelines, face masks will continue to be required indoors for everyone on campus – this includes the LARES office.

We encourage you to call (312) 996-3356 to schedule an appointment with a LARES Academic Advisor for any questions regarding orientation, registration, financial aid, or any other related issue. Our phone line is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm. If you are a current student, you can also schedule your appointment with a LARES Academic Advisor on iAdvise via your my.uic student portal.

Our LARES tutors are also available to meet virtually or in person to provide assistance with your writing, math, and chemistry courses. Contact the appropriate tutor to schedule a session.

If you have any other questions or are unsure who to contact, send your inquiries to and we will direct your e-mail to the correct individual.

Please visit the following links for additional Covid-19 information and resources:

LARES Academic Advising & Tutoring
COVID-19 UIC Student Resources

Black Lives Matter

The Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and remains deeply committed to advocating against the violence that continues to be inflicted upon Black lives in the United States. As a program that is grounded in social justice ideals, we condemn any form of racism, oppression, and violence imposed on people of color and our communities.

As we take a moment to reflect on how we can better serve our students and communities of color, we ask all institutions of higher education to do the same.

Black Lives DO MATTER in the United States, in Latin America, and throughout the rest of the world. The LARES program stands in solidarity and as an ally with those who continue to face systemic oppression and injustice.

We see you, we hear you, we are here for you and with you! We stand together always.

LARES siempre esta contigo