Family Day

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Welcome to UIC!

On behalf of the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) program at UIC, we are pleased to announce the LARES Family Day. Stop in and receive information about financial aid, how to be a successful student, and campus programs.  During our Resource Fair, we will have representatives from the Office of Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, Student Employment, and others to answer any questions you may have.

During our lunch presentation you will also have the opportunity to meet some of UIC Latino Faculty members. At the end of the program, housing tours will also be conducted for those who would like to see the residence halls.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided! Parking will be free! For more detailed information and to register for the event please visit the application status portal. If you have questions about the event, please contact Annette De La Torre by email at

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To empower students by providing personal growth and educational opportunities and to prepare leaders who will make individual and collective contributions toward the cultural and social advancement of the Latino community.


The Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program has been in existence since 1975. Since then, the program has grown from approximately 100 students to its present enrollment of more than 3300. LARES was established to assist UIC in the recruitment of Latinos and to provide academic support to increase their chances for success.

LARES is the premier Latino academic support program in Illinois and the largest academic support unit on the UIC campus. Over the years, UIC has become the major center for Latino education in the Midwest, granting the largest number of baccalaureate degrees and enrolling the largest numbers of Latino graduate and professional students among CIC institutions.

In order to fulfill the mission of the program, LARES has developed numerous initiatives that attempt to address the comprehensive needs of students. LARES establishes its own independent projects, cooperates with other units on initiatives and also acts as a referral point, directing students to appropriate University offices. Through this three-pronged approach, Latino undergraduates are encouraged and supported through the pursuit of their academic goals.

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