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First-Year Information

First Year Students

This summer, the LARES program is excited to connect with you in person! The LARES Session will be offered on day two after students are done with course registration during summer orientation. Please contact if you have any questions.

The goal of LARES Sessions

LARES advisors will introduce students to the numerous academic services provided by the LARES program. LARES advisors will also answer financial aid questions, assist in the course registration process, provide information on academic and scholarship opportunities, and connect admitted students with undergraduate UIC Latinx students.

All new first-year and transfer students will be assessed the New Student Fee as part of their first semester tuition and fees. Students who attend our orientation session will have the opportunity to win an award to cover the New Student Fee provided by LARES.

Below are additional steps to consider.