Graduate Blog

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January 17, 2017

The Enrollment/Change period for Spring 2017 is January 13, 2017 through February 03, 2017. During this time students can go to the Student Health Insurance website and waive the Student Health Insurance fee. Students can also go to their MyAccount where they can add dependents online. Students who wish to reinstate back into the plan must visit the Student Health Insurance Office located in McKinley Health Center, lower level Room 29 and fill out the appropriate paperwork, in person. For more information, call (217) 333-0165 or e-mail

January 17, 2017


Please make sure to register correctly at the beginning of the semester to avoid problems with registration and unwanted tuition charges later. Students are responsible for their own registration and for ensuring the accuracy of their schedules. Please refer to the Graduate College Handbook for details about requirements. If you have questions about requirements, please contact your department office.

For more academic and registration deadlines for Spring 2017, please visit the Graduate College Calendar.


Students may be released from their obligation to pay ALL tuition and fees by canceling their spring registration by January 16, 2017. You may cancel your registration through Student-Self Service or by submitting a Withdrawal/Cancellation form to your department office. Completed Withdrawal/Cancellation forms must be received in the Graduate College by 5 p.m. January 13, the last business day before instruction begins.

January 17, 2017

The Diffenbaugh Fellowship Fund, established in 1976 by Harry J. Diffenbaugh, supports graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who are or were residents of the State of Missouri.

January 17, 2017

Deadline in dept--February 10, 2017

The University of Illinois' FMC Fellowships support masters- and doctoral-level students who are conducting research in areas related to the work of FMC Technologies, Inc.  Targeted areas are Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Systems/Analytics, Electrical Engineering, Robotics/Mechatronics, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and related areas of study.  Preference will be given to students who have research interests in the areas of upstream oil and gas.

January 17, 2017

Water – The next carbon

Arjen Hoekstra, CEE Distinguished Speaker

Thursday Jan 26, 2017, NCSA Auditorium

Reception to follow