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New visitors center offers warm welcome to UIC

Brian Flood (UIC News)
January 21, 2014

Open HouseFirst impressions often serve as key moments in careers, social life — and the college search process.

With the latter in mind, the Office of Academic and Enrollment Services has opened a new UIC Visitors Center to serve as a hospitable gateway for prospective students, parents and applicants who come to campus.

Spread over approximately 3,000 square feet in the Student Services Building, the new center has presentation space for up to 80 people, large waiting areas, two offices for one-on-one admissions counseling, and recruitment and outreach staff to provide group and individualized programs.

“The goal was to provide a place where the campus could be better understood and showcased,” said Kevin Browne, vice provost for academic and enrollment services.

“Visitors will get an admissions presentation and campus overview before they go on tour.”


Open House draws 5,000 to campus showcase

Brian Flood (UIC News)
October 8, 2013

Open HouseA threatening weather forecast did not deter more than 5,000 prospective students, parents, and guests from attending UIC Open House Saturday.

Before taking guided tours of UIC facilities and dorms or attending a lecture or presentation, visitors explored the UIC Expo where colleges, programs and support services offered one-on-one sessions.

Among the open house's highly attended sessions was a panel discussion, sponsored by Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions, featuring UIC alumni health care professionals, and a guide to liberal arts and sciences with student trustee Danielle Leibowitz and faculty.

College preparation presentations, showcases from the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, a student activities fair in Student Center East, and a display of student-produced engineering projects were among the activities.

The open house was a great opportunity for Chicago to visit UIC, said Kevin Browne, vice provost for academic and enrollment services.

"The event allowed visitors to put into context all that UIC has to offer undergraduate and graduate students for fall 2014 and beyond," Browne said.

"There was great involvement from across the campus community, which allowed us to deliver robust programming and make the open house a success."


UIC News : Fall 2013 student enrollment hits new record

Christy Levy (UIC News)
September 17, 2013

East Campus with studentsIf you’re looking for Kevin Browne or Oscar Rodriguez, you might not find them in their offices.  Instead, try Turkey or Kuwait.

Browne and Rodriguez — UIC administrators in academic and enrollment services — are spending more time traveling internationally and throughout the U.S. to recruit students to UIC.

It’s an effort that’s paid off, Browne said, as international and nonresident student enrollment increased this fall.