Graduate Blog

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

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

April 26, 2017

PhD Final Defense – Samantha Chadwick

Quantitative Analysis of Train Derailments due to Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents

Advisor: Professor Christopher Barkan

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 1:00 pm

Location: 1233 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab


April 26, 2017

Here are the course offerings in CEE for the summer:

CEE422- Construction Cost Analysis

CEE469 - Wood Structures

CEE498CH - Case Histories in Infrastructure

CEE598PT - Post Tensioned Concrete

Course descriptions and other info may be found at 

Online summer courses