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Admitted Graduate Students

Welcome to chemical engineering at UIC! Heading link

Chemical engineering students with department head Vikas Berry and faculty

Congratulations on your admission to graduate study at the University of Illinois Chicago!

This page is designed to give incoming chemical engineering master’s and PhD students easy access to the resources you need to get started at UIC.

We look forward to seeing you in class, and we are here to help as you begin your graduate program. If you cannot find the answer on this website to any question you may have, please contact us at

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Orientation Information Heading link

New chemical engineering graduate students may be required to attend one or more orientation sessions. These sessions include:

ChE Department Orientation for All Graduate Students

All new chemical engineering graduate students are required to attend this session. Degree requirements, department policies, student expectations, and other important topics will be covered. This orientation is held once per year, prior to the start of the fall semester. New students will receive date, time, and location information by email from the department.

New TA and New International TA Orientation

This orientation is conducted by UIC’s International Teaching Assistant Program and is mandatory for all new teaching assistants. New international students will attend the OIS New International Student Summit the same day, but those who have TA assignments will be dismissed in time to attend the TA orientation. See this page for further information.

International Student Orientation

UIC’s Office of International Services (OIS) runs an orientation program that is mandatory for all new international students. There is an orientation fee for this program, which is charged to international students’ accounts. Visit the OIS website for information and schedules.

Graduate College Orientation

UIC’s Graduate College holds an orientation session for new graduate students from across UIC’s colleges each fall. There is no session in the spring term. Limited spaces are available for this orientation, which has no fee, and registration is required. The chemical engineering department highly recommends that new graduate students choose to attend. Learn more on the Graduate College orientation page.