Student Resources

HEALTH / The School of Design will operate in full compliance with campus guidelines for providing a safe environment for all UIC students, faculty, and staff, with masks required at all times on campus for the 2022–23 year. UIC offers all students COVID-19 vaccines on campus, schedule an appointment with your UI Health MyChart account. Students can set up their account using the emailed activation code—if you did not receive a code or need to reset your password, please call 844-906-9844 Monday–Friday 8 am to 5 pm. 

HEALTH INSURANCE / All UIC students are automatically enrolled in the CampusCare plan. You may submit a waiver form with proof of insurance. 

CAMPUS SAFETY / UIC is committed to public safety and provides a smartphone app that allows you to take advantage of the many campus safety services offered. Download the free UIC SAFE app—Apple or Android—and familiarize yourself with its features so you’re prepared in case of an emergency. 

POP-UP PANTRY / UIC is committed to the nutritional health of our students. If you or if someone you know is experiencing food insecurity issues, our pantry serves students Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 pm. Located in room 603 in the Student Center East Tower, it offers fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, cereal, eggs, and sometimes cheese and yogurt. No registration required.

LAPTOP / UIC Bookstore is located in Student Center East at 750 S. Halsted Street.

CLOUD STORAGE / UIC students are highly encouraged to back up work daily—A free account with unlimited storage is available via Box and Google Drive.

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD / UIC WebStore carries a highly discounted annual subscription (currently $80 versus $240 direct from Adobe).

LINKEDIN LEARNING / UIC students receive free access to this on-demand library of instructional videos, simply sign in using your campus NetID and Password. All First Year BDes students are required to take core software tutorials and submit Certificates of Completion to their Fall instructor in either DES130 or DES150.

STORAGE LOCKERS / Please email Itzel Lopez for information on how to acquire a locker.

I-CARD / UIC’s student ID cards are called i-cards. After you have registered for at least 9 credits for the fall semester, you can obtain one at the ID Center. Your i-card allows 24/7 access to the ADS building.

U-PASS / Full-time UIC students with a minimum of 12 credit hours and an i-card are eligible to receive a U-Pass, which grants free access to all CTA transportation while classes are in session, starting the Wednesday before the semester begins. U-Passes are typically available from the ID Center in the week before classes begin.

VIRTUAL COMPUTER LAB / As a complement to our laptop requirement, UIC is offering a remote desktop service to support student technology needs. Use the Virtual Computer Lab to remotely access specialized software such SOLIDWORKS and to request a cellular hot spot if you need to boost internet connectivity.

COUNSELING CENTER / UIC is committed to helping students deal with stress, handle a crisis or trauma, cope with the transition to college, gain strength from gender and cultural identity, or manage serious mental illness and many other issues. Our counselors can help students increase resilience and positive well-being by developing effective coping and problem-solving skills. 

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER / UIC is committed to full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of university life. Students who face or anticipate disability-related barriers should use the link to connect with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Instructors in receipt of a Letter of Accommodation will work with the student and the DRC to implement the approved accommodations.

OFFICE FOR ACCESS AND EQUITY / UIC is committed to providing access to employment, programs, and services in an environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) provides confidential consultation, facilitation, and mediation services to students, faculty, academic and support staff. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY / UIC is committed to providing an environment in which research, learning, and scholarship can flourish and in which all endeavors are guided by academic and professional integrity. All members of the campus community—students, staff, faculty, and administrators—share the responsibility of ensuring that these standards are upheld so that such an environment exists. Instances of academic misconduct will be handled pursuant to the Student Disciplinary Policy.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT / UIC is committed to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity involving students and employees. Freedom from discrimination is a foundation for all decision-making at UIC.