Graduate Blog

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

May 2, 2017

Applications for the 2017 Robert Ferber and Seymour Sudman Dissertation Awards are due on May 30. Two doctoral students will be recognized for ongoing dissertation projects relating broadly to survey research methods. Each winner will receive a cash award of up to $2,000.

Applications are due May 30.

Complete information and past Dissertation Award winners and their application abstracts can be seen here:


May 1, 2017

The Roderick Group has an number of Civil Engineering opportunities for recent grads (0-5 years’ experience). Please see attached.



May 1, 2017

Do you have an Incomplete from Fall 2016? May 5 is the last day for a faculty member to submit a grade to change an I grade or DFR grade in a non-thesis course from Fall 2016 to prevent an F by rule on your academic record. The F may affect Academic Standing which is calculated at the end of the semester.

May 4 is the deadline to drop a Spring 2017 semester course with a W recorded. To drop a course, you will need to complete a Late Registration / Late Course Change form with the approval of your academic program. A W will be recorded on your academic record for the course.

May 4 is the deadline to withdraw from ALL semester courses. To withdraw from all Spring 2017 semester courses, you will need to complete a Withdrawal / Cancellation form and obtain a signature from your academic program. If you are an international student, you will need to get a signature from International Student Scholar Services. W’s will be recorded on your academic record.

May 4 is the deadline to add a Spring 2017 semester course. You will need to complete a Late Registration / Late Course Change form and obtain the approval of the course instructor and your academic program. If the course is from a department other than your academic program, you will also need to obtain the approval of the enrolling department.

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