FIA's 2023 - 2024 Events

Upcoming Events

Magandang umaga FIA!

We are excited to officially announce this year’s Philippine Cultural Gala (formerly known as Philippine Cultural Night) will take place on November 4, 2023.

Come join us in a celebration of Filipino culture, as well as special performances from FIA’s very own subgroups. We hope to see you all there!

FIA’Liwan is back and we are so excited to announce our theme for the Fall 2023 semester is ROCK RENDEZVOUS!

For those of you who are unfamiliar, CoffeeHaus an open mic event hosted by FIA’Liwan each semester. We are inviting all FIA members to showcase their talent this semester! Each CoffeeHaus has a different theme (ex. Throwback, Harana, Stage and Screen etc.) but for the Fall 2023 semester, we’ll be going rock!

“Rock Rendezvous” entails any song performed by an artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Popular artists include AC/DC, ABBA, Elvis Presley, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, the BeeGees, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole etc.

We accept soloists as well as duets and group performances! The earlier you sign up the more likely you will land a spot to perform. Please make sure to follow the theme of Rock and Roll, if not, it can hurt your chances of performing for CoffeeHaus. Unfortunately, there are limited spots so make sure you sign up quick!

Our sign up form is now open (linked in our bio @fialiwan ) and will be open until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 11th!

“Hey FIAthletes! We are thrilled to announce that the OFFICIAL 2023 Ricebowl registration form is now open!

If you missed the informational meeting that was held prior, the presentation is also now in our linktree as well!

We will also be having a social outing where we roast s’mores with Loyola’s KAPWA before game day. The social is going to be held on Thursday, October 5th at 6:00 PM and will be taking place at Lincoln Park! We encourage anyone who is interested in Ricebowl to attend this outing as well!


As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please free to send us a dm – or contact Paul Sarmiento or Michaela Romero directly through their socials.

**NOTICE: Even if you filled out the interest form, you must still fill out the registration form if you want to participate in Ricebowl.**

Hey! It’s your fundraising chair, Diana Angela Castro!! We have a MAJOR fundraising and volunteering opportunity for the BANK OF AMERICA MARATHON 2023. This is a great time to bond and meet other members of FIA. Not only that, we get swag merchandise too!
We require all volunteers to be there the full time!!! 🏃🏻‍♀️

The event will be held on OCTOBER 8, 2023 from 9am-3pm @ Grant Park!!!
If you have any questions, contact Diana Angela Castro!!!

Form is currently available on @fialanthropy highlight/story and will be available on FIAs website!!!

Form closes: September 29th, 2023 @ 11:59PM CST

We are excited to see y’all soon!!

Are you interested in stars and planets and learning more about what’s in our galaxy? Well, here is the place for you! FIArts is hosting an outing at the Adler Planetarium!

It is considered to be the country’s first planetarium and one of the leaders in astronomy. There are a plethora of things to see and watch! If you’re interested and available or just want to explore more about Chicago, sign up for the form!

Date: Wednesday, September 20th
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.

We will be meeting at the atrium at 3:50 PM and will be leaving around 4 PM. We will be using the blue line from UIC-Halsted to LaSalle, then taking the 130 bus from Clark & Van Buren to Solidarity Dr. & Planetarium.

Tickets are $19 for non-Illinois residents, but FREE for Illinois residents 😀


If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything, please don’t be afraid to contact Regina Robles through IG (@regina.rrobles) or phone number: (224) 249-0163

Wake up FIA, it’s time to get ready for Ricebowl season! 

For those who are unaware, Ricebowl is our traditional tackle & flag football game against other universities; this year, FIA UIC is playing against Loyola’s Kapwa! This is a friendly football match, and you don’t need to be experienced in order to play! 

We are happy to announce that there will be some new and exciting elements that are being added to our tradition. For example, we will finally have OFFICIAL FIA JERSEYS on the field! This will be the first time that FIA has ever had jerseys for Ricebowl, so we are incredibly hyped to share this with our new players!

Another major addition to Ricebowl is that we will be having two brackets. Bracket A will host boys competitive tackle football and girls competitive flag football, while Bracket B will be the co-ed recreational flag football. We hope that bringing a recreational bracket will appeal to those who are seeking to be active without the competitive pressure.

If you’re interested in participating, or looking for more information, your co-athletic coordinators are hosting an online Ricebowl informational meeting on September 14th @7PM. This meeting is MANDATORY for all Ricebowl players. The interest form is located in the @fiathletics linktree in their bio!

For other questions or concerns, you may also contact either Michaela Romero or Paul Sarmiento directly via the athletics Instagram or personally!


*NOTICE: If you would like to purchase a jersey, you must complete the interest form BEFORE it closes on September 18, 11:59PM. We will not have a supply for extras.*

Hey FIA! Your athletic coordinators Michaela Romero and Paul Sarmiento want to start off the fall semester for athletics with Barbells & Boba!

On Saturday, September 23rd, please join us at the UIC Student Recreation Facility (SRF) on the third floor to get a lift in with your fellow members. To access UIC’s SRF you will need to scan in using your UIC I-Card.

After our workout together, we plan to head over to Happy Lemon for some bubble tea! Drinks will be discounted.

If you are interested in this event, please fill out the interest form that can be found on the @fiathletics page’s bio! Any questions or concerns can be sent to their DM.

We hope to see you there!


Past Events

Hey everyone! We hope you’ve been having an amazing summer. We’re so excited to announce that the VSA x FIA Beach Day is right around the corner! 🏖

Join us and play countless fun activities, friendly competitions, games, and more! This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and make new friends. All are welcome!!

A limited quantity of food and water will be provided. We hope to see you there‼️

Date📆: Saturday, August 26th
Time⏰: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location📍: Foster Avenue Beach, Chicago (5200 North Lake Shore Drive)