For Families

Families of Honors College students – including parents, guardians, siblings, grandparents, partners, and more – are all part of our community. We hope these resources help you explore and learn more about UIC and the Honors College.

Information for Parents from UIC Admissions

Help your student navigate the option to attend UIC and the Honors College.

Additionally, consider attending Open House, an all-access event held in the fall for prospective students, alumni, and neighbors who want to see what UIC is all about.

Information for Families from UIC Orientation

UIC offers orientation just for families that occurs while your student attends orientation. Explore that option here.

The Honors College also hosts a reception before the UIC Convocation at the beginning of the fall semester that welcomes students and their families – look for more information shared at the end of the summer if your student is joining us as a first year student in the fall.

Honors College Curriculum

We welcome you to explore the curriculum that your student will be following as part of the Honors College community. View flowcharts that help clarify the different entry points into the Honors College, and learn more about our requirements, Honors Activities, and the capstone project.

Honors College Convocation

If your student is preparing to graduate, you will find information about the Honors College convocation here.

Honors Housing

Honors College students have the option to live in Honors Housing, a Special Interest Area of Campus Housing located in James Stukel Towers and Commons West. You can find more information about Honors Housing here.

For general information about Campus Housing at UIC, including move-in details, rates, meal plans, and more, visit their website.

Funding Your Education

Learn more about how to help fund your student’s education here.