Graduate Blog

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October 20, 2016

REgistration is now open for the inaugural December Doctoral Hooding Ceremony is now open. The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, at 10:30 a.m. in Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center. Details about the ceremony and registration are available on our website:

The ceremony offers doctoral degree recipients who graduate in August and December, along with faculty mentors, an opportunity to celebrate their achievement closer to the time of degree completion. The focus of the ceremony is the formal “hooding” of doctoral degree recipients, often by faculty advisers. The Chancellor, Provost and a dean from each college and school will participate in the ceremony to congratulate students on their achievements.

October 20, 2016

It’s halfway through the semester…and grad school just got real.


It can be easy to forget to take care of yourself as the semester moves full speed ahead, but there are many campus resources to help you do just that.


Do you have questions about McKinley Health Center, Student Insurance, the Counseling Center, work-life balance, self-care, campus safety, managing stress, or financial planning?

Stop by the Graduate Student Wellness Fair to find answers!

Wednesday, November 9

Noon – 2 p.m.

Illini Union, room 104

October 20, 2016

PhD Final Defense - Anahid Behrouzi

Impact of Cross Section, Web Reinforcement and Load History on the Seismic Performance of Slender Concrete Walls

Advisor: Professor Daniel Kuchma

Date: Monday, October 31, 10:30 a.m.

Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) Quade Lounge


October 20, 2016

The AGC Education and Research Foundation Scholarship is available for the undergraduate and graduate level students who are enrolled in construction management and engineering programs across the country.

The Scholarship Deadline is November 1, 2016.

October 20, 2016

The College of Engineering will have an academic seminar on Wednesday, October 26, at 5 pm in 106B8 Engineering Hall. Professor Jeremy Guest from Civil and Environmental Engineering will be presenting on “Successfully Launching Your Academic Career”.  He will give your great tips on how to get off to a fast start in your new academic career, focusing on what should be your priorities and best practices that will lead you to success.  You will not want to miss it!

For more seminar info visit