Volunteers are needed for ConvoPartners, to meet with international students in CEE for conversation and cultural exchange.  Students and staff are encouraged to participate. Apply now!

English Conversation Partners- CEE Program

Who can apply?

Both Illinois students and non-students are welcome to participate. We especially encourage engineering students. 

Do volunteers need to be native speakers of English?

PhD Final Defense – Wenzhao Xu

Sensor Data Analytics and Web Applications to Improve Monitoring and Understanding of Lake Processes

Advisor: Professor Barbara Minsker

Date: Wednesday, July 12th, 2:00 PM

Location: Hydrosystems Laboratory 1518


Zhejiang-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJUI) Faculty Candidate Seminar


The Effects of Current Blockage on Offshore Structures


Dr. Harrif Santo

Research Fellow
National University of Singapore (NUS)


Thursday, June 29, 2017

11:00 AM

1311 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab



The thesis deposit period is quickly approaching. Make sure you are ready! The Thesis Office website has a number of tools designed to help you put the final touches on your document and stay on track for deposit.

It is important to remember that there are many different summer deadlines (cancellation, withdrawal, credit/no credit, add/drop classes, etc.) because students may attend different sessions of the summer term. If you are considering making changes to your summer registration, please check the registration deadlines for the parts of term in which you are registered.

For academic and registration deadlines for Summer 2017, visit the following websites:

Summer 2017 Refund Schedule
Summer 2017 Withdrawal Schedule 
Summer 2017 Academic Calendar

July 7, 2017 is the last day to add yourself to the August 2017 degree list. You may add yourself via Student Self-Service. If you are unable to add yourself through Student Self-Service, see your department office well in advance of the deadline. Please note that those that had their name on a previous term degree list and didn't graduate will still need to add their name to the current term degree list.

If you are a doctoral student planning to deposit your dissertation for August graduation, get a head start by taking your exit surveys now! These surveys will only take a few minutes for you to complete, and (if you take them before you submit your document to the Thesis Office) it will make the deposit process move much more quickly. You can learn more about these surveys on the Thesis Office website. Remember – you cannot deposit your dissertation until the Thesis Office received notification that you completed these surveys.

PhD Final Defense – Ruijie Zeng

Assessing climate and terrestrial water storage controls on evapotranspiration variability: Towards improved understanding of watersheds as coupled nature-human systems

Advisor: Professor Ximing Cai

Date: Thursday June 29th, 8:00 am

Location: Newmark 2312


The deadline for the Robert Ferber Dissertation Award and the Seymour Sudman Dissertation Award has been extended to Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

We would appreciate it if you would kindly forward this e-mail to those who might be eligible to apply for these awards.

Please see attached announcement about SE412--Fundamentals of Nondestructive Evaluation