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Spring 2023 Orientation


In collaboration with the UIC New Student and Family Programs and Colleges, the LARES program participates in all First-Year and Transfer Student 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 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 webpage; students are assigned to LARES advisors based on their major and pre-educational goals.

As a newly admitted incoming student, be sure to complete any placement exams, online orientation, and register for an 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 orientation programming.

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

Attend a LARES Spring into Orientation Session (Virtual)
What: This session is designed to help get you ready for your UIC Orientation. LARES advisors will help jumpstart your success at UIC by helping you transition, learn about LARES services, and guide you through the next steps of your academic journey. This session does not replace orientation; students must register for orientation.
When: December 5, 6, or 7
How: Students can find more information and register for a session here:

Meet us at the Marketplace Resource Fair During Orientation
When: Marketplace will be held during your registered orientation program from 8:30 am to 9:15 am.
Where: Student Center East (SCE) Illinois and Fort Dearborn Rooms

Meet with Your LARES Academic Advisor
When: You can meet with a LARES Academic Advisor at any time during this process with any questions you may have.
Where: To view your assigned advisor, visit the LARES Academic Advising webpage and schedule an appointment.