Summer College Seminars

Seminar Days 2021 is designed to provide you with the opportunity to receive information about a variety of topics designed to make the transition to college a little easier. You can register for multiple seminars offered during the third and fourth week of Summer College, but MUST register and attend at least one. Each seminar is offered between morning and afternoon Summer College workshops. You are guaranteed to find a topic of interest to you!

To register for a seminar, please go to your portal (my.uic.edu) and click on "UIC Connect".  You will see "Summer College" on the bottom, left-hand corner of the portal. Click on "SEMINARS and ONE-DAY PROGRAMS" and select your preferred seminar.

ALL SEMINARS ARE HELD FROM 12:30-1:45 PM

TAKE A LOOK AT SEMINARS OFFERED THIS SUMMER: 

 

Academic Integrity: Tips for Success in the Classroom
July 15, 2021

Academic integrity is a foundational element in your education here at UIC. It can also be very easy to stray away from these values in moments of desperation. The internet can be a tempting place to explore with questions about your coursework especially with websites like Chegg. In this seminar, we will explore the values and importance of academic integrity, tips on maintaining these values in difficult times and how we can utilize UIC's academic resources to your advantage.

Seminar Contact:
Office of the Dean of Students

Link: https://uic.zoom.us/j/83305068223?pwd=Rkl0aXdrbkdORkUzSTllSUxsTXpLUT09

ACE: Managing Your Time for Academic Success
July 20, 2021

Your UIC experience will give you significant personal freedom but will also challenge you to make good decisions about using your time effectively. Do you know how to manage your time in such a way as to maximize your academic performance? In this seminar, we'll discuss how you can plan and schedule your UIC and personal activities so that you can successfully perform important academic tasks-attending classes, doing homework assignments, preparing for examinations, and completing writing and other projects-while reserving enough time for sleep, exercise, fun, and perhaps a job.

VIRTUAL LOCATION:

https://uic.zoom.us/j/82499706082?pwd=MVpZbjNxby9oUHJicTlWYkIxbWxVZz09

Meeting ID: 824 9970 6082
Passcode: 25cLGs8S

Seminar Contact:
Jon Mann
jsmann@uic.edu

 

ACE: Peer Success Coaching: Get Ready, Get Connected and Succeed!
July 15, 2021
July 16, 2021
July 22, 2021
July 23, 2021

Beginning a new chapter in your academic career can be exciting and overwhelming all at once! Kick off your journey with students who can help you understand what to expect in your first few years at UIC. Meet new peers and expand your social network! Peer Coaches will provide space for new, incoming students to talk with upper-class students, learn about their experiences and hear more about the UIC Peer Success Coaching Program!

Link for all dates: https://uic.zoom.us/j/87268886188?pwd=dE53VmpXdmZkTkV5N0tSclU3U0x2UT09

Meeting ID: 872 6888 6188
Passcode: Vjwjr0z2

Seminar Contact:
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

 

Advising 101: What You Need to Know about Academic Advising!
July 12, 2021

This session will cover the basics of what academic advising is, particularly related to first-year students. It will answer the question of  "What IS an academic advisor?" and discuss some things advisors can and cannot do. Attendees will learn how to prepare for an advising appointment and discuss the roles and responsibilities of both students and advisors. Although it will specifically discuss academic advising in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, any first-year student at UIC could benefit from attending to learn more about this important resource for their time at UIC.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: https://uic.zoom.us/my/hilaryozog

Meeting ID: 449 374 4500

Seminar Contact:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Disability Resource Center 101
July 12, 2021
July 19, 2021

Did you have an IEP or 504 plan in high school, and wonder how your needs will be met in college? Are you curious about resources and supports for students with disabilities, including mental health or chronic health conditions? Interested in learning more about disability and online education during COVID-19? Join us for an info session where you will learn about all the services the DRC offers and how you can hit the ground running with your accommodations in the Fall semester. Family and friends are welcome!

Students can register for any of the sessions at: go.uic.edu/DRC101 to get the Zoom link.

Seminar Contact:
Disability Resource Center

 

Come Learn about the Engaged Humanities Initiative!
July 12, 2021

Do you want to discover exciting courses, join a lively community, and engage in research that can change the world, all while earning up to $10,000 during your time at UIC? Come meet with the staff and students from the Engaged Humanities Initiative and learn more about this innovative, grant-funded program that connects the classroom to the community.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvceGvpzgsGdH7C5TNwDbcXv8hwihJ9pdn 

Seminar Contact:
Ellen McClure
ellenmc@uic.edu

 

Find Your Feminist Community
July 15, 2021
https://uic.zoom.us/j/87689139688?pwd=T0w4bXFmNksvZk1WMEpOaDVKRFhDQT09

Meeting ID: 876 8913 9688
Passcode: 0twqLiM6

The Women's Leadership and Resource Center and Campus Advocacy Network invite you to learn about the programs and resources we provide to support woman-identified people and end gender-based violence. We'l talk about how you can thrive on campus, build community, and work toward social justice during your time at UIC. All Summer College students are welcome.

Seminar Contact:
Women's Leadership and Resource Center

 

Get To Know Your Library: Spaces, Services and Resources for Academic Success
July 14, 2021

https://uic.zoom.us/j/81872984491?pwd=TFhrbDRFWnpHd29saEdvcXFvNGRHdz09

Meeting ID: 818 7298 4491
Passcode: N23BkaEP

July 22, 2021

https://uic.zoom.us/j/89574990010?pwd=dzVVTEtBY0VBWno4aktONTI2RjVwZz09

Meeting ID: 895 7499 0010
Passcode: 2X0SJyGj

How can the library help you in your academic success? Using a university library for the first time can seem overwhelming, given the size of the space and the sheer volume of online research tools and resources at your disposal. Not to worry--this session will acclimate you to all the resources and tools available to you as UIC Students.
You will explore:
- library spaces and how they can work for you
- library resources and services available to you as a student at UIC
- when and where to get help with your research assignments

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Blackboard

Seminar Contact:
Jennifer Jackson
jmjacksn@uic.edu

HOP IN: Honors Opportunities Program with Information and Networking
July 13, 2021
July 15, 2021
July 21, 2021

The Honors Opportunities Program with Information and Networking (HOP IN) is a unique one-day program for incoming Honors College students. Through a variety of interactive sessions, students will learn about opportunities in the Honors College and across campus. They will get a head start on making connections and getting involved in all that UIC has to offer. Topics discussed will include student organizations, leadership opportunities, research, networking, and campus navigation. In addition, students will meet with staff members and current students who will share success tips and answer questions. After the program, students will be prepared to hop into life in the Honors College when the semester begins in August!

Seminar Contact:
Honors College

L@s Ganas: Making the most of UIC as a Latinx student pursing STEM
July 19, 2021

This presentation will teach first-year students on how to prepare for the STEM majors and academic programs at UIC. This presentation will also teach new students on what to expect in STEM classes, tips on transitioning new to UIC, and building the confidence on-campus. The presentation will also focus on students who are 1st-generation college students. This presentation will also include an engaging activity to help new students connect with other peers and learn about campus resources. Students in attendance will learn about how the UIC L@S GANAS program can offer support and opportunities to help students prepare for their 1st semester at UIC.

Zoom Link: https://uic.zoom.us/j/81992174780?pwd=VVZ3eFgwMFpLWE1zeklwdFovcG1TZz0

Meeting ID: 819 9217 4780
Passcode: zA0z5CMH

Veronica Arreola
via@uic.edu

Latino Cultural Center: Awakening of the Americas Mural Tour
July 14, 2021

This seminar serves to introduce the UIC Latino Cultural Center mural to visitors, resources, and engaged learning opportunities that feature cultural and artistic expressions, intercultural and civic dialogues, scholarly presentations, and first-voice stories for retention and overall student success at UIC.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom:

https://uic.zoom.us/j/89273513493?pwd=NkM2TnZ3SXVWbGRWNnlwMjZOb2Urdz09

Meeting ID: 892 7351 3493
Passcode: FHy4XW0X

Seminar Contact:
Lauren De Jesus
ldejes3@uic.edu

Jocelyn Munguia
jmungu2@uic.edu

Leadership 101
July 21, 2021

Learn how to become an effective leader in today's changing world.

VIRTUAL Location: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Joey Minor
joeminor@uic.edu

Website: www.rotc.uic.edu

LGBTQIA+ Visibility & Community Building on Campus
July 13, 2021 (Rescheduled to July 20)
July 20, 2021
https://uic.zoom.us/j/81327990219?pwd=UytQaDd6dkw4dEQ2dnVxUjV2RUJldz09
Meeting ID: 813 2799 0219
Passcode: 789ui7Fk

A seminar on the importance of Queer & Trans spaces for visibility, community building, and the success of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQIA+) identified students.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
UIC Gender Sexuality Center

Making Your Leadership and Service Experiences Count at UIC
July 13, 2021:

https://uic.zoom.us/j/83276584132?pwd=Tjd0ZEQyM09WQVA4cFp3bGphejhvZz09

Meeting ID: 832 7658 4132
Passcode: 7b5^67A7

July 22, 2021:

https://uic.zoom.us/j/89615724879?pwd=L25udlV5Y043QTkxY2hQd0t5K2ZaQT09

Meeting ID: 896 1572 4879
Passcode: 6=7mKX0v

You were a National Honor Society member in high school. You volunteer with your religious organization. You were the president of the chess club. You were captain of your soccer team. But now you're coming to UIC and you're not sure how to continue those experiences. What to do!?

If you've been asking yourself this, you've come to the right place! Join Student Leadership and Civic Engagement,  the university office focused on leadership development, service and volunteering, and civic engagement for a session on how you can take your high school leadership roles and service experiences and build off them while you're in college. You are bringing a lot of skills and knowledge with you to UIC, and we can help you apply them as you prepare to get involved on campus in the fall!

Seminar Contact:
Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

 

Mapping Out Your Resources
July 13, 2021
July 22, 2021

Zoom information for both dates:

https://uic.zoom.us/j/81005004743?pwd=a1ZENmM3Y2ZVcHQ4YWhzWTBUSDlwZz09

Meeting ID: 810 0500 4743
Passcode: Summ2021!

This workshop will focus on introducing incoming UIC students to various resources and services available at UIC. We will highlight a few academic, wellness, and financial services that students can utilize in order to thrive at UIC. We will provide a description of each service, the resources and supports they provide, and their location on campus.

Seminar Contact:
Office of First-Year Initiatives

 

Spark your Interest
July 14, 2021: https://go.uic.edu/Spark_your_interest1

July 20, 2021:https://go.uic.edu/Spark_your_interest2

This workshop will focus on presenting incoming UIC students who are undecided about their major different methods for major exploration. Activities such as identifying one's interests, how to explore their interests in the university setting, and how to narrow down options. Also, introducing students to the different resources on campus that help with major exploration.

Seminar Contact:
Office of First-Year Initiatives

 

Speed Dating for Safe Friendzone
July 14, 2021

https://uic.zoom.us/j/83259251634?pwd=akJFdG0rYzdmMThLcXptUXFXMENMdz09

Meeting ID: 832 5925 1634
Passcode: JwqrpDa3

Join the Campus Advocacy Network and Women's Leadership and Resource Center to meet fellow students, build community through storytelling, and learn about campus safety. All Summer College students are welcome.

Seminar Contact:
Women's Leadership and Resource Center

 

Using iAdvise to Make the Most of Your Experience
July 21, 2021

This seminar will show students how to USE iAdvise, access their success network and find easy access to resources to help them succeed.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Nick Ardinger
ardinger@uic.edu

 

Study Abroad is for UIC
Link to all study Abroad Sessions:
https://uic.zoom.us/j/81736647051?pwd=N3RCTzNCWkFUNjV1WDJEVTIzTFc0dz09

Meeting ID: 817 3664 7051
Passcode: 0CuRPnyL


#StudyAbroadisforUIC -Go Abroad with UIC Faculty!

July 15, 2021

#StudyAbroadisforUIC - Internships, Research, & Service-Learning
July 21, 2021

#StudyAbroadisforUIC - Study in Asia & Africa
July 14, 2021

#StudyAbroadisforUIC - Study in Europe
July 13, 2021

#StudyAbroadisforUIC - Study in Oceania
July 19, 2021

#StudyAbroadisforUIC - Wherever my major takes me!
July 12, 2021

Whether on a short-term six-week program or for a full semester or year, studying abroad enhances your academic plan and career track. It engages you with the diversity of the world outside your classroom. Learn what studying abroad means, where you can go, and how to fit it into your curriculum for credit toward graduation.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Study Abroad Office

 

Tips and Tricks to Navigating Your UIC Portal

July 15, 2021

https://uic.zoom.us/j/88445937107?pwd=dlNJOGg4SzNlM3JDYi9KOHJ0MVhmZz09
Passcode: OFYI2021

July 21, 2021

https://uic.zoom.us/j/81259930288?pwd=NFpER2VZeFJQb2J0NDhtODNqTzg3UT09

Passcode: OFYI2021

The myUIC portal is your gateway to the UIC world. Everything from financial aid information to class registration can be found on UIC's student portal. This session is designed for incoming first-year students to learn about how to use this portal throughout the year and as a checklist/to do list prior to the start of classes. We will walk through different portal tools and resources that students use to be successful at UIC.

Seminar Contact:
Office of First-Year Initiatives
ofyi@uic.edu

UIC Wellness Center: Study Smart
July 13, 2021

This session explores how humans learn. Participants will be introduced to 4 styles of studying, 7 styles of learning, unproductive study habits, and how stress negatively affects learning. If you feel like you studied hard but get to the test and realize you didn't study enough then this workshop is for you! Once you know, you will be able to study more effectively!

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom

Seminar Contact:
UIC Wellness Center