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Admitted Graduate Students

Congratulations on your admission to our graduate program!

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There are several orientations available to new graduate students that are required or recommended. Some orientations include:

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. An email with the finalized date and location will be sent by the CS Student Affairs office. Students who start in the spring semester must attend this orientation in the fall.

Spring 2024 admitted students will be invited to attend the Fall 2024 orientation. Time and location TBA.

  • This orientation is conducted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence (CATE) in partnership with the Graduate College and is mandatory for ALL new TAs. New international TAs will be attending the OIS ‘New International Student Summit’ the same day, but they will be dismissed in time to attend the TA orientation. Find more information here.
  • The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will have it’s own TA Orientation and is mandatory for both new and continuing TAs. Students will receive details from the department.

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.

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.

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  • Call us

    You can reach us by phone at (312) 996-5940.