Summer 2021 Orientation


In collaboration with the UIC New Student and Family Programs and Colleges, the LARES program participates in all First-Year and Transfer Student Summer Orientations. In addition to providing co-advising with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, and Education, LARES advisors are also available to assist students in their transition to UIC. LARES advisors work with admitted students in helping them adjust to the culture of higher education. They are also available to assist with financial aid questions, course registration, provide information on academic and scholarship opportunities, and inform students of college graduation requirements. The LARES advisors use its summer orientation sessions to provide admitted students with a sense of belonging by not only helping them connect to fellow UIC undergraduate students but to also introduce them to student organizations to further encourage their involvement.

The LARES program welcomes you to UIC and encourages you to connect with your LARES advisor early on. To identify your LARES advisor, visit the LARES Advising link; students are assigned to LARES advisors based on their major and
pre-educational goals.

This summer, the LARES program will be hosting our session in a synchronous model (live Zoom sessions). This model will ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty during this challenging time. We are currently working on providing you the best sessions! Our office will send you an email to your assigned UIC email (ending in “”) with our dates and times. In the meantime, you may check our website to learn about our sessions and apply to our first-year and transfer scholarships.

As a newly admitted incoming student, be sure to complete any placement exams, online orientation, and register for a one-day, virtual orientation session. This information is in your UIC student portal at

To make the most out of your college experience, join the LARES program! Below are the next steps to sign up for LARES and attend our summer orientation programming.

Sign Up for the LARES Program
When: Register today!
How: Visit the Sign Up! link on the LARES website for registration information.

Attend the LARES Orientation Session
When: This session will be held during the Virtual Orientation Session at 2:00 PM.
How: Session will be accessible during your virtual orientation session.

Apply for a LARES Scholarship
When: Visit the LARES Scholarship Opportunities link for individual scholarship deadlines.
How: Select the scholarship(s) you are interested in under the LARES Scholarship Opportunities  link in order to identify specific scholarship requirements.