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New Student Orientation

Admitted Students:

Welcome to the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and congratulations on beginning your undergraduate education at UIC! We are happy to have you here! Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the University of Illinois at Chicago has decided to move New Student Orientation programs to a virtual format.

How to get started:

By now you should have completed your placements tests and the UIC Online Orientation Module. Next, you will need to register for the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts New Student Orientation. 

New Student Orientation will consist of a College Welcome, Group Advising, Course Registration Session and an Individual Advising Appointment. For the best course selection, it is strongly recommended that you register for Orientation as soon as possible. 

New Student Orientation Registration: 

Using iAdvise you will be able to register for a College Welcome session through your advisor’s schedule. 


  1. Log into iAdvise through your UIC portal 
  2. Through your success network, you will find “Your Connections” and see your assigned Advisor
  3. Once you have clicked on their name, you will be able to see their Connection Profile
  4. Click on Schedule Appointment
  5. Sign up for the College Welcome session that corresponds with your availability and click “Continue.”
  6. You will then get to the confirmation page for the session to see instructions, zoom link, etc. 
  7. Click “Confirm” to confirm your session.

You will then be contacted via email to schedule your Individual Advising appointment.  

*Please note that registration closes the Monday prior to the day of Orientation. 

New Student Orientation Schedule:

9:00am – 9:30am: College Welcome

9:30am – 10:15am: Group Advising

10:15am – 12:00pm: Course Registration

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Individual Advising Appointments

*During the Course Registration Session you will be able to leave for your Individual Advising Appointment and CAN come back to finish if you need more assistance.   


Wednesday, June 10th 2020

Wednesday, June 17th 2020

Wednesday, July 1st 2020

Wednesday, July 8th 2020

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

Wednesday, July 29th 2020


Wednesday, June 24th 2020

Wednesday, July 15th 2020

* August dates will be available soon.

Advising Team: 

Tom Moss
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Elizabeth Salvi
Executive Director for Student Affairs 

Maria Tolbert-Ross
Academic Advisor — Architecture 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Year

Mindy Lemus
Academic Advisor— Architecture 1st Year & Undeclared 

Amanda Grant
Academic Advisor — Art and Art History 

Miles Katz
Academic Advisor — Design 

Lisa Tang
Academic Advisor—Theatre and Music

If you have any questions,  please call the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts by phone at 312.996.3351 or by email at

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