This page contains helpful information about next steps for incoming graduate students. Additional information can be found on the Graduate Admissions Office’s Newly Admitted Students page. Admitted students should carefully review these pages as well as all email communications from the Department of Economics and the university at large.
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Admitted student webinars
The Department of Economics will hold webinars for admitted students to learn more about our program, meet members of the department, ask questions, and so on. Students are also welcome to visit us in person. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate an in-person visit.
Webinar for Admitted Ph.D. Students
Friday, March 17, 2023
Webinar for Admitted M.A. in Applied Economics Students
Friday, April 7, 2023
Learn more and register
Campus and department orientations
New students may be required or encouraged to attend various departmental and university-wide orientations.
Economics Department Ph.D. Orientation
Tuesday, August 15
Economics Department M.A. in Applied Economics Orientation
Wednesday, June 14
Register for orientation here
Graduate College New Student Orientation
August 16, 2023
The UIC Graduate College holds a Graduate New Student Orientation for all incoming graduate students. The orientation covers all college policies and procedures for graduate students. Keep an eye on your email, more information will be forthcoming from the Graduate College.
New International Student Activities
August 11-18, 2023
The Office of International Services (OIS) hosts a variety of events and sessions for incoming international students. A mandatory international student summit will take place on Thursday, August 17.
New Teaching Assistant Orientation
August 17, 2023
UIC hosts a mandatory orientation for all students who will serve as teaching assistants. The orientation covers expectations, policies, procedures, and campus resources relevant to new teaching assistants.
Living in Chicago
Chicago is a wonderfully vibrant place to live. During your time here, we hope you have the opportunity to take advantage of all the city has to offer—world-class museums, restaurants, music, parks, sports, and much more. The city is quite accessible via public transportation. UIC’s campus is home to the UIC-Halsted stop on the CTA Blue Line as well as several CTA bus stops.
Many of our students find apartments and/or roommates online through sites such as Zillow, Apartments.com, Craigslist, Domu, Facebook groups or Marketplace, etc. When looking for an apartment, there are lots of factors you may wish to consider, including cost, neighborhood, amenities, and commute to campus. Google Maps is a very helpful tool to determine commuting options via public transportation, car, or even bike. Current students are also a great resource for new students who are unfamiliar with Chicago.
Registering for classes
You will receive specific information via email about which classes to enroll in for your degree program. All new students should register for courses online through the my.uic.edu portal. Registration instructions can be found on the Registrar’s website.
Required graduate economics courses also include enough spots to accommodate all students who need to enroll. Because of this, there’s no need to worry about whether your required courses will be available.
Please note that international students may not be able to register until after arriving to campus and checking in with OIS.
If we have not yet received official and complete transcripts from your previous school(s), you will need to submit these to the Graduate Admissions Office. Check your applicant portal to confirm whether you need to submit any additional transcripts. See the Admissions webpage for further instructions. Do not submit transcripts directly to the Department of Economics.
UIC’s university ID cards are called i-cards. You will need to get an ID from the university ID Center after you have registered for classes. Visit idcenter.uic.edu for more information about how to obtain your i-card.
Students who will be attending UIC on a student visa must submit the necessary documentation to the Office of International Services (OIS). Information about the process can be found on the OIS website. All required documentation should be submitted through your applicant portal. Questions about the I-20 and visa process should be directed to OIS at email@example.com.