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Annual Events

11/11 Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony Heading link

Each fall Student Veterans Affairs hosts a flag raising ceremony to acknowledge and thank the veterans among us. The flag that is lowered is presented to an outstanding veteran in the UIC community. For more information on Veterans Day history, facts and resources, please visit the website below.

Graduating Student Veteran Recognition & Cording Ceremony Heading link

Each spring Student Veterans Affairs hosts student veterans and their guests to celebrate their graduation milestone. Student Veteran Alumni are invited to welcome and address the graduates. If you are interested in volunteering to speak at future ceremony, please email us at and include your name, UIN, major, date of graduation and a brief description of your accomplishments since graduation.

3k/5k & Veteran and Military Affiliated Resource Fair Heading link

UIC’s office of Student Veterans Affairs relies on our community-based partners to offer resources and support to our veteran and military affiliated population. The 3k/5k is focused on health, wellness and education. If you are affiliated with a veteran resource organization and interested in setting up a table at a future 3k/5k please email us at Please visit this link for more details.