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UIClife Blog

Buckingham Fountain in Millennium Park

What Are You Doing This Summer?

The school year is over, and summer is quickly approaching! With almost three months of summertime fun, there are plenty of activities to keep oneself busy. But, with so many activities to do,…

Three students sitting around and talking and smiling.

Campus Living

Leaving my hometown of Aurora, IL and stepping into campus life at UIC my freshman year was a moment that I will never forget. The typical feelings crept in while moving in; excitement,…

Student stretching in gym

Take Care of Your Health

We are halfway through the semester and a lot of us students are starting to feel burned out. Many of us have just finished midterms and are exhausted from cramming, pulling all-nighters, and…

Students reading off of laptop screen together

Handshake 101: How to Navigate Handshake

Welcome to Handshake 101! With so many job search sites on the internet, Handshake is the premier site for connecting UIC students to a wide variety of employers and opportunities thanks to UIC…

Two male students smiling and listening to music on headphones.

Spotify Playlist Compilation

Music is essential when going about your day-to-day, especially as a college student. It brightens your mood if you’re feeling down, encourages you to train harder at the gym, and helps you maintain…

Student writing on black paper about their first generation student experiences.

Advice for First-Generation Students

Becoming one of the firsts in your family to go to college can be nerve-wracking. With having to figure everything out on your own and learning about all the campus resources can be…

Student picking up a slice of ham and pineapple pizza.

Top 5 Lunch Spots Around UIC

If you find yourself off campus and away from UIC Dining locations, picking a good lunch spot around campus can be hard since there are so many options! However, if I were to choose my…

A girl and boy student sit outside and talk in the fall with masks on.

Day in the Life

As life begins to return to normal, many of our school schedules now have classes online and in-person. This means that campus commuters have to plan their schedules to accommodate for transportation time.…

Student studying at computer and writing in notebook.

Top 5 Study Spots at UIC

When it comes to studying, location is everything. Good study environments keep me grounded and help me stay focused. This year, I’ve decided to test and try out different study spots found around…