Port Academic Center

Port Academic Center
901 West Roosevelt Road
B60 Physical Education Building (PEB)
(312) 413-1064

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Port Academic Center provides a quiet, monitored study area for all student-athletes. Port Center staff is on hand for drop-in advising and can help arrange appointments with academic advisors in all areas of study. The staff works closely with all of UIC's colleges and academic departments to make sure student-athletes are making necessary progress toward graduation. As a part of this effort, all student-athletes are required to meet with an academic advisor within their college each semester for course selection.

Student-athletes with a cumulative grade-point average below 2.5 (on a four-point scale) are required by the department to attend mandatory study hours. In addition, all incoming freshmen and transfer students are required complete a minimum of eight study hours per week during their first semester at UIC. All student-athletes are eligible for tutoring in any class. Tutoring is provided free of charge. Port Center tutors are honors students (undergraduate and graduate-level) who have been screened by the Port Center staff. Students who wish to meet with a tutor must visit the Port Center's front desk to make an appointment. Student-athletes can also see Port staff members for appointment assistance.

Each semester, the Port Center staff initiates progress checks for all student-athletes. Student-athletes are required to turn in Progress Reports for all of their classes. Failure to do so can result in suspension from all athletically-related activities. Student-athletes are required to attend all of their classes and must attend all necessary tutoring sessions. Non-compliance with study hall and tutoring requirements can lead to suspension from team activities. All Port Center staff members have an open-door policy and are available to help every student-athlete succeed academically at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Port Center Staff

Shannon M. Norkus
Director of Compliance
(312) 413-9745