Ways to engage with our students

Dear AHS Faculty and Staff Community,

As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming academic year, we are delighted to extend an invitation to participate in several onboarding and welcome student events within the College of Applied Health Sciences. These events are designed to foster a sense of community and support as our new students embark on their educational journey. Your participation and presence would greatly contribute to our students positive transition and success.

  1. Applied Health Sciences Summer Exploration and Transition Institute (AHSSET)
    Date: August 1 and 2 Time: varies depending on involvement

AHSSET is an immersive two-day institute introducing a maximum of 40 eager incoming undergraduate students to our college. It provides a unique opportunity to build community with faculty, staff, and peers, offers an introduction to the academic rigor and expectations of collegiate work, and provides students an opportunity to learn firsthand about research through lab demos offered by faculty. If you are interested in opening up your labs or participating in some way, please email Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson at vkt@uic.edu no later than July 6th.

  1. ASAP Faculty & Tutor Meet and Greet – Virtual Meeting
    Date: August 17, Time: 9:30 am – 10:00 am; and extended breakouts until 10:30 am for faculty with tutors in respective courses (those faculty were individually emailed).

The Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP) is the AHS student center hub. ASAP offers tutoring and peer coaching to support all students in our college. Regardless on if your course is tutored in ASAP or not, you can join in and learn more about the services to then share the information students throughout the year. Offering a soft handoff increases the likelihood students will take full advantage of resources that will support their classroom learning.

  1. AHS New Student Welcome – West Campus
    Date: August 17, Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Location: Applied Health Sciences Building (AHSB) Backyard, 1919 West Taylor St.

The AHS new student welcome greets incoming professional and graduate students to our college. Your presence and engagement during this event will contribute to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for our new students. More fun details to come closer to August.

  1. AHS Fall Undergraduate Student Welcome – East Campus
    Date: September 7, Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Location: Physical Education Building (PEB) Backyard, 901 West Roosevelt Rd.

The AHS fall student welcome is a festive celebration. New and returning AHS students socialize with one another, and hopefully with you! AHS student organizations will also have tables to promote their activities. There will be food, and various interactive activities.

  1. Health Sciences New Student Welcome – West Campus
    Date: September 13, Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Location: Library of Health Sciences (LHS), 1750 W Polk St.

All the health sciences colleges will collectively gather for a new student welcome on the 2nd floor of LHS. Our unity with the other health colleges helps in establishing a larger UIC pride and fosters a strong faculty-student connection reassuring our students that they are in a supportive and welcoming academic community.

More engagement opportunities may come from campus regarding UIC convocation and other welcome events, but regardless faculty and staff engagement demonstrates our collective commitment to student success. Please join us in one or more activities and provide a warm welcome to the newest members of our academic community.

Please mark these dates on your calendar! If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to the AHS Student Affairs Team at AHSOSA@uic.edu.

Thank you for your dedication to our students and your ongoing contributions to the College of Applied Health Sciences. We look forward a successful academic year ahead.

With AHS & UIC Pride,

The Office of Student Affairs Team