Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

May 1, 2017

The Roderick Group has an number of Civil Engineering opportunities for recent grads (0-5 years’ experience). Please see attached.



May 1, 2017

Do you have an Incomplete from Fall 2016? May 5 is the last day for a faculty member to submit a grade to change an I grade or DFR grade in a non-thesis course from Fall 2016 to prevent an F by rule on your academic record. The F may affect Academic Standing which is calculated at the end of the semester.

May 4 is the deadline to drop a Spring 2017 semester course with a W recorded. To drop a course, you will need to complete a Late Registration / Late Course Change form with the approval of your academic program. A W will be recorded on your academic record for the course.

May 4 is the deadline to withdraw from ALL semester courses. To withdraw from all Spring 2017 semester courses, you will need to complete a Withdrawal / Cancellation form and obtain a signature from your academic program. If you are an international student, you will need to get a signature from International Student Scholar Services. W’s will be recorded on your academic record.

May 4 is the deadline to add a Spring 2017 semester course. You will need to complete a Late Registration / Late Course Change form and obtain the approval of the course instructor and your academic program. If the course is from a department other than your academic program, you will also need to obtain the approval of the enrolling department.

April 28, 2017

Congratulations, Graduates!

You did it! After years of hard work and dedication, you have earned your University of Illinois degree.

Celebrate this important milestone with the purchase of a keepsake Grad Pack.

Grad Pack plays the fight song when opened and includes:

Price: $50

Purchased Grad Packs will be available for pickup during academic attire distribution (ARC Gym 1) during the following times:

May 10: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 11: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 12: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 13: 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Unable to make it to academic attire distribution? We’ve got you covered! Special mailing accommodations can be made for those who require it. To learn more, please call the UI Alumni Association at 800-355-2586 or email

Questions? Email the UI Alumni Association at

April 28, 2017

Getting a master’s degree or Ph.D. in Engineering? Consider a Joint Degree with Illinois MBA. Please see info in attachment

The link to registration form is



April 26, 2017

Do you desire to become a campus leader in promoting women in academia? Then help coordinate the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) Program! You will help organize speakers for the 2017-2018 program, assist with engineering education research, and meet faculty from through the campus. If interested and are graduating in 2019 or later, please submit an application by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 12, 2017. If you are interested or have questions, please contact