Need an interviewing suit? Attend the UIC JCPenney Suit-Up Event – October 14


UIC Students and Recent Alumni*… Get Ready for the JC Penney Suit-Up Event!

On October 14, from 6 pm -9 pm, at the North Riverside Park Mall’s JC Penney store (JCP), UIC students and recent alumni* will be able to participate in a special shopping event. Just for you, JC Penney will keep their store open after hours, and provide you with a 40% off coupon** that will apply towards your purchases for business attire and related accessories.  JC Penney has successfully hosted schools throughout the United States, and UIC will be the first school in Chicago to suit up with JC Penney!

A free shuttle bus service will be available during the event to transport you to and from UIC and JC Penny during the event (logistics will be provided following RSVP).  UIC, let’s make this first-time event a success!  See below to RSVP by October 10th (use buttons below to RSVP).

*Recent Alumni includes graduates from the last 5 years (Class of 2013 through Class of 2018).

**Additional Event Information  

  • Only one (1) coupon per UIC student/alum will be distributed
  • Extra 40% off/Merchandise Selection
  • Extra 40% off Men’s and Women’s career and dress apparel, shoes, and accessories in store and online.
  • Extra 40% off select Men’s Suiting, sport coats, dress shirts, dress pants, ties, belts, and dress shoes.
  • Extra 40% off select Women’s Worthington and Liz Claiborne career apparel and dresses, national brand dresses, belts, scarves, dress shoes, and intimate apparel.  Offers good in store and at, excluding taxes and shipping charges.  Can be combined with earned My JC Penney Rewards and Credit Card new account in-store discount.

UIC Students - RSVP Here

UIC Alumni - RSVP Here

UIC Employee Volunteers - Sign Up Here

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is allowed to attend the event?
The JC Penney Suit-Up Event is open to all currently enrolled UIC students and alumni who have graduated in the last five (5) years.

Can a current UIC student (or a graduate of the last 5 years) bring a friend(s) or family member(s) to participate in this event?
Students/Alumni are able to bring friends and/or family members to the event. However, everyone will need to share the one coupon given to the UIC student/alumni.

Are we only able to shop for career wear during the event?
You can shop and purchase anything in store. However, the 40% off coupon will only be applied towards the above mentioned career wear and accessories.

How can I get transportation to/from JC Penney?
A free shuttle bus will be available departing from UIC. However, students and alumni planning to take the shuttle bus must RSVP by October 10.  Please use the buttons above to RSVP.

I am a UIC employee and would like to volunteer for this event.  Can I get the discount as well?
UIC Employees who volunteer for this event will receive one (1) coupon.