Admitted Graduate Students

You’re admitted! What’s next?


First, we would like to warmly welcome you to the UIC computer science department. This page is designed to give incoming master’s and PhD students easy access to the resources you need to get started at UIC.

If, after reading this page, you still have any questions about joining us at UIC, please contact the computer science Student Affairs office at (312) 413-4950. We are happy to help you.

Important Next Steps


New CS graduate students have to attend a number of orientation events depending on their specific personal situations. The orientation sessions include:

CS Graduate Student Orientation

All new CS graduate students are required to attend this mandatory session.  Degree requirements, department policies, student expectations, and other important topics are covered in this session.  This orientation is held only once per year, prior to the start of the fall semester. Confirmation date and location is sent by the CS Student Affairs office to the new students. Students who start in the spring semester must attend this orientation in the fall after they begin at UIC.

New TA and New International TA Orientation

This orientation is conducted by UIC’s International Teaching Assistant Program and is mandatory for ALL new TAs.  New international TAs will be attending the OIS ‘New International Student Summit’ the same day – but will be dismissed in time to attend the TA orientation.  Information, including dates and times, is updated on the ITAP website.

International Student Orientation

UIC’s Office of International Services (OIS) runs an orientation program that is mandatory for all new international students. There is an orientation fee for this program, which is charged to international students’ accounts. Visit the OIS website for information and schedules.

Graduate College Orientation

UIC’s Graduate College holds an orientation session for new graduate students from across UIC’s colleges each fall. There is no session in the spring term. Limited spaces are available for this orientation, which has no fee, and registration is required. The CS department highly recommends that new graduate students choose to attend. Learn more on the Graduate College orientation page.