The best way to find out more about us is to attend one of our open house gatherings to see our department and meet some of our faculty and staff. These gatherings are targeted towards prospective students who are currently either high school juniors or seniors or are considering transferring from a community college. Parents and friends are also welcome.

Open House gatherings will be held on the dates shown below, many of which are days when Chicago Public Schools and some suburban districts do not have school:

Computer Science Student Volunteers at the campus-wide open house on Sept. 22nd.


UIC Preview is an opportunity to visit and hear from financial aid, housing and undergraduate colleges. This is a half-day program with campus and residence hall tours.

8AM  – 1PM | UIC Student Center East (750 S. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607)

Do you have specific questions about Computer Science at UIC?


Phone: call Elena or Christina at (312) 413-4950


The Open House information will apply to both categories of entering students. Transfer students should also see the engineering transfer student school guides.

We have various starting points in our program, accommodating both students who have never taken computer science courses as well as students who already have an extensive background.

Though content is geared primarily towards students, participating in an Open House will give you a good perspective on Computer Science in general and our program in particular.

No, there is no cost, nor are you obligated in any way. This is simply an opportunity for you to learn more about what it would be like to study CS at UIC.

For Computer Science Open House events that are on the same date as university-wide events, we encourage you to attend the university and college portions as well, however you may attend only the Computer Science portion if you are already familiar with the university and the college. If this is the case, please include a comment to this effect when you register.

The Computer Science Department is one of six departments within the College of Engineering, which in turn is one of many colleges that are part of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). If you would like information on the College as a whole, visit the College of Engineering website. Often the College as a whole has recruiting events of which we in Computer Science are a part, which is why you may receive two different letters.

here is a great variety of research being done, including network security, intelligent tutoring systems, and uses of technology in education. Many open house sessions include a lab tour of the Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL), which has samples of its work on the EVLTube youtube channel.