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Student Life & Housing

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a vibrant campus with many ways for students to connect with one another and meet new friends. From student organizations to leadership development to community engagement to cultural exploration, there is always something new to experience and get involved in at UIC. Choose to live on campus or off. Explore the many possibilities at UIC:

Center for Student Involvement

Get involved and make the most of your UIC experience. Special events include Spark in the Park, UIC’s annual music festival with recent musicians including Travis Scott, J. Cole, Twenty One Pilots, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, and Childish Gambino. Other popular UIC events include sampling food from around the world at the Taste of UIC, LOL@UIC comedy shows, and Revelry, UIC's fall carnival. 

It’s easy to join UIC’s many student organizations. Check out the Involvement Fair at the start of the semester to get connected.

Explore and discover UIC's many student organizations.

The Student Activities Board plans and manages campus events such as Friday Night Live, DoggyPalozza, and FinalFling, among others.

Learn more about Greek life at UIC.

Find out more about campus involvement opportunities.

Volunteer & Leadership

Engage with the community and learn valuable leadership skills:

Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services offers leadership development programs and service opportunities such as the UIC Day of Service, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and Make Mondays Matter.

Volunteer on campus with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System with the Care Liaison, Craniofacial Center, Physical Therapy, Obstetrics - Mother and Baby, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and more.

Learn about healthcare volunteer opportunities with Chicago area hospitals.

Campus Housing

Explore UIC's campus housing options, including residence halls and apartments and perks such as the learning resource centers, special interest communities, and free laundry.

Find out about the variety of residence halls such as James Stukel Towers, Commons, Courtyard, Marie Robinson Hall, and Thomas Beckham Hall.

Learn about some of the benefits of living on campus.

Commuter Student Resource Center

Many UIC students live within the Chicago region or right off campus. The Commuter Student Resource Center provides services, programs, and space for students to feel at home at UIC. Facilities include study spaces, kitchens, lockers, showers, and a lactation room. Resources include: