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Useful Information for New ITAs
Student IDs (i-Cards) can be obtained from the Photo Identification Office. Offices are located in Suite 1790 Student Services Building (1200 West Harrison Street) and room 241 in Student Center West (828 South Wolcott Avenue). Information about I-Cards can be obtained by calling 312-413-5940 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
U-Pass (CTA Student Pass)
All full-time UIC graduate students receive a U-Pass. The U-Pass entitles the student to unlimited rides on all Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains during academic terms. More information on the U-Pass and information on U-Pass distribution can be found on-line at ID Center: U-PASS
International Student Services
Services for international students, including visa clearance for TA appointments, are available through the Office of International Services (OIS). OIS will be hosting an International Student Orientation. For more information on International Student Orientation or on OIS’ services, please contact them directly. OIS is located in Suite 2160 Student Services Building (1200 West Harrison Street). Their phone number is 312-996-3121.
UIC Email & Personal Web Pages
Accounts for e-mail and the creation of personal web pages are administered by the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC). To create an account, you must first obtain a UIC I-Card (see above). Information on computing at UIC (including creating new accounts) is available from the Client Services Office of ACCC at 312-413-0003 or by emailing email@example.com.
The UIC Graduate College is an excellent resource for graduate students. The Graduate College provides programmatic information, information on fellowships and other funding opportunities, and provides general assistance to graduate students. The Graduate College web site is http://grad.uic.edu/.
The Writing Center helps students with course assignments, personal statements, resumes — you name it. Schedule an appointment and get 45 minutes of individual attention on your writing for free. Click here for more information.
Center for Academic Excellence
Offers tutoring and mentoring to students as well as courses in English as a Second Language.
UIC parking permits can be obtained from the UIC Parking Office. Customer Service Offices are located in Suite 2620 Student Services Building (1200 West Harrison Street) and in room B5A in Student Center West (828 South Wolcott Avenue). Parking information can be obtained by calling 312-413-5800.