Graduate Blog

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

April 28, 2020

Overview of design and construction phases; structural systems for tall buildings - lateral, floor, and foundations; wind engineering and application of wind tunnel testing; loading considerations and analysis procedures; integration of structural systems with architectural and mechanical/electrical/plumbing system components; structural materials selection; construction methods and designing for constructability; project case studies

Credit: 4 hours

Prerequisites: CEE460 and CEE461


April 27, 2020
Dissertation Deposit Deadline

Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. is the last day to complete a dissertation deposit for May 2020 graduation. Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process, visit the Thesis Office website.

Spring 2020 Credit/No Credit Registration Deadline

The deadline to change a course to the credit/no-credit grading option for a Spring semester course or to change from the credit/no-credit grading option to a regular grade has been extended to Thursday, April 30. Students are encouraged to discuss this option with their adviser and graduate program. Students need to submit a Credit/No Credit Form to the Graduate College to complete the process. We will accept email documentation in place of signatures. Please attach emails from the student and the advisor to the form when uploading to the Secure Form Drop Off.

Spring 2020 Curriculum Changes

The deadline to change your curriculum for the current term has been extended to Thursday, April 30. This includes adding or dropping a campus approved minor or concentration. Please check your student program information in Self-Service to verify your program information is listed correctly. Information on how to change your curriculum is available online.

Spring 2020 Semester Registration Deadlines

The deadline to drop a course or withdraw from ALL semester courses without a grade of W has been extended to Thursday, April 30. To drop a course, students must submit a Late Registration Form. To fully withdraw, students need to complete a Withdrawal/Cancellation Form (department approval required; ISSS approval is also required for international students). Students are encouraged to discuss these decisions with their adviser and program. Email documentation will be accepted in place of signatures and should be attached to the form when uploading to the Secure Form Drop Off.


April 24, 2020

Are you graduating in May 2020 or August 2020? Be a part of the CEE at Illinois virtual yearbook! Fill out the form at the link below to share your favorite college memories and your plans for the future (both short-term and long-term), as well as one or more photos. Submit your entry by Wednesday, May 6 at

April 24, 2020

The Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) is currently accepting applications for the upcoming academic year for undergraduate and graduate students studying structural engineering.   Applicants will be evaluated on scholarship, leadership, and academic involvement.  Up to five scholarships will be awarded, each in the amount of $2,500.  One of the five scholarships, the Max Zar scholarship, will be awarded to students enrolled in a school in Illinois. The Rubinos-Mesia scholarship is awarded to a student of Hispanic descent. And new this year, the Fred Haas Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Graduate student who demonstrates interest in structural steel design and construction.


April 23, 2020

In case you weren't able to be at the Q&A Session with the DGS on April 23, enclosed is the Zoom recording.