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Student Services & Resources

Student Life Heading link

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The College of Dentistry and UIC offer many services to support students’ academic and personal growth.

The UIC College of Dentistry strives to familiarize students with the many programs and services designed to enrich your experience as a dental student. We encourage you to take advantage of the many activities and opportunities that are provided. The Diversity Advisory Committee also provides resources for our dynamic student body.

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The Office of Academic Affairs coordinates a Peer Education Program that offers both group and Individual (1:1) peer education services to supplement formal in-class instruction. These sessions can help develop competencies that will help you succeed by providing new ways to engage with course material.

If you are interested in our group sessions please reach out to Dr. Colin Haley ( and Mike Joyce ( for further information. Individual peer education sessions are arranged by course directors on an as-needed bases. A link to our peer education request form for interested students can be found here.

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The University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry calls upon students, faculty, administration, and staff to demonstrate the highest of ethical standards to benefit our patients and student education. Our entire oral health care community commits to possessing not only appropriate knowledge, skill and technical competence, but also those traits of character that foster adherence to all ethical principles. The College of Dentistry encourages students to familiarize themselves with academic and clinical student policies. Student policies can be accessed by logging in to the intranet and going to the Student Policies folder.

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You are strongly encouraged to explore the UIC Library to learn about the many valuable resources available to you as a student, including this dentistry research guide.

Academic Center for Excellence

The ACE offers study tips, workshops and resources for ESL students, and other services designed to improve your study habits and academic efficiency.


Download a UIC campus map or visit the College’s Directions page, which also includes a list of nearby accommodations.


While living arrangements are the responsibility of the student, UIC is here to help. UIC’s housing website offers information about on-campus housing options, as well as helpful guides for coordinating off-campus accommodations.


Please visit the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs website for information about the campus I-Card, including how to replace one if lost. If you are having trouble with building access within COD, please contact Elnora Cunningham in room 301.

U-Pass & Campus Transportation

As a full-time student, you are provided with a U-Pass which offers unlimited use of CTA trains and buses. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs provides information about the U-Pass, including when and where you can pick it up and what to do if you lose it. Other transportation services are available through UIC Night Ride. Please visit their website for a list of services and to reserve vehicles.


The University Parking Office oversees parking rates and lot assignments.  Students are encouraged to use public transportation when possible as parking on campus is limited and costly.

International Student Resources

UIC’s Office of International Services is available to provide information and support to our diverse international student population. Find out about visas, housing options, social events, and more.

Office of Access & Equity

UIC’s Office for Access & Equity, strives to increase access to employment, programs, and services in an environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Contact this office if you have issues regarding sexual harassment, equal employment opportunities, or if you are looking for dispute resolution services.

Student Wellness Campus Care

All UIC students are required to be covered under a health insurance plan. All students are automatically charged CampusCare fees unless proof of other insurance is submitted. Please visit the CampusCare website to obtain waiver forms, understand CampusCare benefits, find local pharmacies, and more.

Counseling Center

If you are in need of counseling services, please visit UIC’s Counseling Center. Offering services ranging from stress management workshops to individual and couples therapy, the Counseling Center supports individuals’ emotional development in order to achieve their academic goals.

Disability Resource Center

UIC works hard to make sure every student has the tools necessary to successfully complete his or her education, regardless of ability. Please visit the Disability Resource Center for more information.

Family Medicine Centers

Two family medical centers are located on the UIC campus to provide many preventative outpatient services. Please visit UIC’s Family Medicine website for more information.

Recreation Facilities

Stay active in UIC’s extensive recreation facilities.

Financial Aid

Information about how to fund your education can be found at the UIC Office of Financial Aid. If you have questions about making payments, receiving refunds, or how to budget during your time at UIC, please visit the University Student Financial Services website. Click here for information regarding the 2023 Financial Aid Exit Interview.

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For more information on Student Services and Resources, please contact the College of Dentistry’s Office of Student and Diversity Affairs: