Discover what it means to be part of the UIC community

With one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, University of Illinois at Chicago is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for its students and fostering a sense of belonging. We’re located?in a bustling city, and?there’s no shortage of exciting opportunities right here on campus. Get involved in UIC’s rich campus life by?.

Getting started at UIC

Students walking outside of Lincoln Hall

So, you want to get involved. But where to?start? As a freshmen you’ll get an introduction to campus life during . Then, check out the UIC Involvement Fair极速快3实时计划, held once each semester, to meet with members of UIC’s many?student organizations. Make the most of your college career by participating in the , a collection of fun activities that will enhance your studies at UIC.

View of the silhouetted crowd at Spark in the Park concert

Spark in the Park

极速快3实时计划UIC hosts a free, exclusive back-to-school concert just for students each fall called . Past headliners include J. Cole, Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco, Childish Gambino, Santigold, Kendrick Lamar, twenty one pilots ?and, most recently,?Young Thug.

“It’s great to see so many UIC students together and enthusiastic about something.?Seeing everyone so passionate made me extremely happy to be part of Spark.”

Isaac Pineda, a student in liberal arts and sciences


Person on the rock climbing wall

Whether you’re looking for a place to work out or an intramural sport to join, UIC has plenty of options. The and the? offer fitness classes, swimming lessons and a 43-foot rock-climbing wall.

UIC , from indoor cricket to arena football, let you?enjoy time with friends while competing as a recreational athlete. Rugby and soccer intramural teams compete at UIC’s Outdoor Field Complex, which has more than 214,000 square feet of artificial turf and two multipurpose fields.


Slobodan Aleksov running with the ball from 2 other soccer players

Fire up, Flames! The compete in 20 NCAA Division 1 sports in the Horizon League, which includes ten?public and private institutions. Cheering on the Flames is fun – and tickets are free for students! Give UIC mascot Sparky D. Dragon a high-five and dance to the music of the UIC Pep Band at basketball games at the Credit Union 1 Arena. Enjoy a nice spring afternoon of baseball at Curtis Granderson Stadium, built in 2014 with a gift from the UIC alumnus and?Flames’ Hall-of-Famer and current New York Mets all-star outfielder.

Female roommates in James Stukel Towers talking and laughing

UIC's diversity

Diversity is embraced at UIC. Among UIC’s 30,000 students, there’s no racial or ethnic majority. Our? and ?serve a diverse population, and foster success and a sense of community.

“I love the diversity that exists at UIC. The student population consists of so many nationalities. The common ground for us all remains that we are here to learn.”

Matthew Maggit, Business student

Arts and entertainment

Scene from a UIC Theatre production

极速快3实时计划UIC offers plenty of great entertainment opportunities right on campus. The Credit Union 1 Arena?hosts concerts, athletic events, festivals and cultural events. It’s also home to the UIC men’s and women’s basketball teams, Chicago Eagles indoor football team, Windy City Rollers Roller Derby and 8 Count Boxing. The hosts a variety of events, from lectures and performances to galas and conventions.

Students take center stage to showcase their acting skills in productions. Take a lunch break and?enjoy free weekly jazz, classical and contemporary music concerts in the Tuesdays-at-One series.

极速快3实时计划Visit UIC’s ?to experience contemporary art, architecture, and design through engaging exhibitions and programs. And on??you can get involved and host a show — or just sit back and listen to the music you?love.

Kenan Thompson pointing into the crowd


极速快3实时计划Ready to laugh? Every spring, the Student Activities Board hosts a free comedy show for UIC students with headliners such as Kenan Thompson, B.J. Novak, and Marlon and Shawn Wayans.

“It’s grown into a really great event and it’s something that’s really special to our campus.”

Sladjana Grbic, Center for Student Involvement