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Admitted Student Illini Fest

Saturday, April 20

Join the University of Illinois and the College of ACES on Saturday, April 20 for our Admitted Student Illini Fest! During this campus-wide event, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and events including admissions presentations, campus tours, housing and financial aid presentations and then sign up for a specialized program within the College of ACES! This program will allow you to connect more with your direct major and potentially meet with your advisor and other current students! 

Click the link below to see your department's plans for the day and register for the event!

When you register, be sure to check the box for the 'College of ACES Experience' to be sure to register for our session!

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In-person & Virtual Events for Your Major

We’re offering multiple ways for you to see what it’s like to be a student at the University of Illinois. Click on your major below to see specific events and connect with an advisor. Not sure which to attend? Email visitaces@illinois.edu.

Admitted Student Illini Fest-Saturday, April 20 See details above to register, or click the link under your major's dropdown! 

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: These campus visits with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions include a presentation on next steps, a Q&A session with current students, and a campus tour.

Admitted Student Visit By Major: Click on your major below to learn about your specific options to compliment the campus session during your visit.

Virtual Sessions: Click on your major to learn about virtual session options.

ACES Undeclared

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

Meeting with ACES Undeclared Advisor: By appointment only! Email Logan Honegger to set up a time.

Follow ACES on Instagram

Contact: Logan Honegger-lhonegg2@illinois.edu

Agricultural & Biological Engineering (ABE)

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

See Yourself in ABE & ETMAS: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 PM CST & Select Dates in March-Register for a Session

  • Admitted students can sign up for a one-on-one, on-campus visit. Meet with an ABE department advisor to briefly go over the curriculum. Learn how your professional goals and interests will be served in the department. Chat with current students in the department to hear their stories and ask about their experiences. Tour our facilities to see where you will take ABE 127 or ETMAS 100 in your first semester. Discover labs where you might engage in undergraduate research. By the end of the day you’ll See Yourself in ABE & ETMAS!

Admitted Student Virtual Meeting for ABE & ETMAS: Thursdays 7:00 pm CST & Fridays 8:00 am CST-Register for a time that works for you!

  • Take your first step as an ABE@Illinois Family member by signing up for a virtual one-on-one meeting with a department advisor. Learn more about the curricula. Hear about engaging, hands-on experiences outside of the classroom including study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, service learning, student organizations, and minors. Discover exciting career prospects open to our alums. Find out the answers to your personal questions and how we can work together to tailor ABE or ETMAS to your interests.

    In this one-on-one virtual meeting with an advisor in ABE@Illinois, the admitted student can share their career goals. We will chat about how that fits into your admitted major. We’ll discuss classes that would be relevant for those professional aspirations in addition to covering the typical coursework for that program. The future Illini and their guests can begin to envision how the students’ Illinois experience could be tailored to their interests and objectives in both the curricular and co-curricular space. The newest members of the ABE@Illinois family are encouraged to ask about their dual enrollment courses, AP or IB scores, housing, and, of course, all other Illinois, ABE, ETMAS, Grainger, and ACES questions. We’re happy to answer them all!

Choose ABE & ETMAS Saturday: Saturday, April 6, 1:00-5:00 pm CST-Register

  • Admitted students and their guests can join advisors, students, and faculty of the ABE@Illinois Department for the afternoon. Meet other admitted students. Hear the exciting experiences of your soon-to-be-peers. Sit in our classrooms. Challenge your guests to a design competition. Tour our research labs where important work on global challenges is being done. Spend a Saturday afternoon on campus to see why you should Choose ABE & ETMAS!

The More You Know Webinar Series

  • ABE Curriculum-Wednesday, February 21, 7:00-7:30 pm CST-Register
    • Admitted students and their guests can join the ABE advisor to learn more about the ABE curriculum. Hear about ABE core courses that you will take each of which includes engaging field trips. Go over the core degree requirements. Explore the six focus areas which allow you to tailor your coursework to your interests: Bioprocess Engineering & Industrial Biotechnology; Off-Highway Vehicle & Equipment Engineering; renewable Energy Systems Engineering; Soil & Water Resources Engineering; Sustainable Ecological & Environmental Systems Engineering; and Synthetic Biological Engineering. Discover minors and certificate programs which can enhance your marketability and let you dive deeper into your interest areas. Hear from current ABE students who have personalized their curriculum to address their interests. Determine what your AP & IB scores and/or dual enrollment classes mean in terms of your degree requirements. Finally, learn about upcoming placement exams and new student registration.
  • Internships & Careers in ABE-Wednesday, March 27, 7:00-7:30 pm CST-Register
    • Admitted students and their guests can join the ABE advisor to discover the exciting career prospects stemming from an ABE degree. Learn more about campus, college, and department career services available to students in the ABE program. Explore internship opportunities by listening to the stories of current ABE students. Hear from accomplished recent ABE alumni working in a variety of fields across the discipline. See where ABE can take you!
  • Outside the Classroom with ABE & ETMAS-Wednesday, April 10, 7:00-7:30 pm CST-Register
    • Admitted students and their guests join an advisor to explore the world of possibilities for ABE and ETMAS students outside the classroom. Learn about undergraduate research opportunities in the department which help you build your network and better understand your discipline. Consider the many student clubs and communities available that help make campus feel like home. Discover design competitions which allow you to practice your hands-on skills. See the world in our study abroad offerings that encourage you to expand your global perspective. Learn about chances to develop your leadership skills on campus. Hear from current students about the exciting co-curricular experiences that they’ve had as students in ETMAS or ABE. Begin to plan your life outside the classroom!

Grainger College of Engineering Admitted Events: Explore Options

ABE website

Contact: Anne Marie Boone-aboone@illinois.edu

Agricultural & Consumer Economics (ACE)

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

Department of ACE Admitted Student Visits: Monday-Friday 2-3PM CST in Mumford Hall 305-Register

If you choose to sign up for an ACE Admitted Student Visit, please note that this will only be a meeting with an advisor in ACE. We also recommend you sign up for an Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour with campus on the same day. We have aligned our meeting with the experience as such so that you can do both in the same day. 

Follow ACE on Instagram @ACEatUIUC

ACE website

Contact: Caroline Helton-chelton@illinois.edu

Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communications (ALEC)

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

Meeting with an ALEC Advisor: By Appointment Only! Email Gary Ochs to arrange a time.

Follow ALEC on Instagram

ALEC website

Contact: Gary Ochs-garyochs@illinois.edu

Animal Sciences (ANSC) & Animal Sciences + CS (CS + ANSC)

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Animal Sciences Admitted Student Saturdays-Saturday, March 23 or Saturday, April 6

Get ready for a full-day Saturday visit dedicated to all things Animal Sciences! Our students swear by this event as the ultimate way to dive into the world of Animal Sciences. Chat it up with current animal sciences students, advisors, and faculty. Plus, choose your adventure – take a farm tour, check out ANSC student organizations, or gain personalized insights from a current student on a campus tour. This event is a great way to meet your future classmates and teachers. It’s not just a visit; it’s an Animal Sciences experience you won’t want to miss!

We will host two identical events so feel free to register for March 23 or April 6

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

These daily visits include an overview of Illinois, a student panel, and a campus tour.  We recommend also signing up for an Animal Sciences Admitted Student Visit on the same day to meet with the Department of Animal Sciences as well. You must sign up for the Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour and the Animal Sciences Admitted Student Visit (listed below) separately. If you are only interested in visiting with Animal Sciences and not doing a general campus tour, feel free to only sign up for the Animal Sciences Admitted Student Visit below.

Animal Sciences Admitted Student Visit: Monday-Friday 2:00-3:00PM in Animal Sciences Lab-Room 116. Register here!

Schedule an appointment with an animal science advisor and current students to chat about our classes and curriculum, discover potential career paths, and get the inside scoop on student life in our department. Your journey into the world of Animal Science starts with this personalized conversation.

We recommend you sign up for an Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour on the same day. After completing your morning Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour, you’ll have plenty of time to grab lunch and make it over to the Animal Sciences Lab for this meeting. By signing up for these two events on the same day, you’ve got a full day to explore what Animal Sciences at Illinois has to offer.

ANSC Admitted Student Virtual Meeting: Wednesdays at 4:00PM CST. Register

Follow Animal Sciences on Instagram @IllinoisANSC

ANSC website

Contact: Anna Dilger-adilger2@illinois.edu

Crop Sciences (CPSC), Plant Biotechnology, Computer Science + Crop Science (CS+CPSC) & Agronomy

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

Meeting with a Crop Sciences Advisor: By appointment only! Contact emoliva@illinois.edu to set up a time.

Follow Crop Sciences on Instagram

CPSC website

Contact: Erika Olivares-emoliva@illinois.edu

Engineering, Technology & Management for Agricultural Systems (ETMAS)

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

See Yourself in ABE & ETMAS: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 PM CST & Select Dates in March-Register for a Session

  • Admitted students can sign up for a one-on-one, on-campus visit. Meet with an ABE department advisor to briefly go over the curriculum. Learn how your professional goals and interests will be served in the department. Chat with current students in the department to hear their stories and ask about their experiences. Tour our facilities to see where you will take ABE 127 or ETMAS 100 in your first semester. Discover labs where you might engage in undergraduate research. By the end of the day you’ll See Yourself in ABE & ETMAS!

Admitted Student Virtual Meeting for ABE & ETMAS: Thursdays 7:00 pm CST & Fridays 8:00 am CST-Register for a time that works for you!

  • Take your first step as an ABE@Illinois Family member by signing up for a virtual one-on-one meeting with a department advisor. Learn more about the curricula. Hear about engaging, hands-on experiences outside of the classroom including study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, service learning, student organizations, and minors. Discover exciting career prospects open to our alums. Find out the answers to your personal questions and how we can work together to tailor ABE or ETMAS to your interests.

    In this one-on-one virtual meeting with an advisor in ABE@Illinois, the admitted student can share their career goals. We will chat about how that fits into your admitted major. We’ll discuss classes that would be relevant for those professional aspirations in addition to covering the typical coursework for that program. The future Illini and their guests can begin to envision how the students’ Illinois experience could be tailored to their interests and objectives in both the curricular and co-curricular space. The newest members of the ABE@Illinois family are encouraged to ask about their dual enrollment courses, AP or IB scores, housing, and, of course, all other Illinois, ABE, ETMAS, Grainger, and ACES questions. We’re happy to answer them all!

Choose ABE & ETMAS Saturday: Saturday, April 6, 1:00-5:00 pm CST-Register

  • Admitted students and their guests can join advisors, students, and faculty of the ABE@Illinois Department for the afternoon. Meet other admitted students. Hear the exciting experiences of your soon-to-be-peers. Sit in our classrooms. Challenge your guests to a design competition. Tour our research labs where important work on global challenges is being done. Spend a Saturday afternoon on campus to see why you should Choose ABE & ETMAS!

The More You Know Webinar Series

 

  • ETMAS Curriculum-Thursday, February 22, 7:00-7:30 pm CST
    • Admitted students and their guests can join the ETMAS advisor to learn more about the ETMAS curriculum. Hear about ETMAS core courses with highly interactive labs that you will take. Go over the core degree requirements. Explore the four concentrations which allow you to tailor your coursework to your interests: Agricultural Production & Processing; Construction Management; Digital & Precision Agriculture; and Energy & the Environment. Discover minors and certificate programs which can enhance your marketability and let you dive deeper into your interest areas. Hear from current ETMAS students who have personalized their curriculum to address their interests.  Determine what your AP & IB scores and/or dual enrollment classes mean in terms of your degree requirements. Finally, learn about upcoming placement exams and new student registration.
  • Internships & Careers in ETMAS-Thursday, March 28, 7:00-7:30 pm CST
    • Admitted students and their guests can join a department advisor to discover the exciting career prospects stemming from an ETMAS degree. Learn more about campus, college, and department career services available to students in the ETMAS program. Explore internship opportunities by listening to the stories of current ETMAS students. Hear from accomplished recent ETMAS alumni working in a variety of fields across the discipline. See where ETMAS can take you!
  • Outside the Classroom with ABE & ETMAS-Wednesday, April 10, 7:00-7:30 pm CST-Register
    • Admitted students and their guests join an advisor to explore the world of possibilities for ABE and ETMAS students outside the classroom. Learn about undergraduate research opportunities in the department which help you build your network and better understand your discipline. Consider the many student clubs and communities available that help make campus feel like home. Discover design competitions which allow you to practice your hands-on skills. See the world in our study abroad offerings that encourage you to expand your global perspective. Learn about chances to develop your leadership skills on campus. Hear from current students about the exciting co-curricular experiences that they’ve had as students in ETMAS or ABE. Begin to plan your life outside the classroom!

ETMAS on ABE's website

Contact: Anne Marie Boone-aboone@illinois.edu

Food Science & Human Nutrition (FSHN)-Food Science, Hospitality Management, Dietetics & Nutrition, Nutrition & Health

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) Admitted Student Visit: Monday-Friday 2:00-3:00PM at Bevier Hall Room 260. Register

If you choose to sign up for a Department of FSHN Admitted Student Visit, please note that this will only be a meeting with an advisor in FSHN. We also recommend you sign up for an Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour on the same day. We have aligned our meeting with that experience as such so that you can do both in the same day. 

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) Admitted Student Virtual Visit-By Appointment Only

Contact Susan Coppess to set up a virtual appointment

FSHN website

Contact: Susan Coppess-scoppess@illinois.edu

Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS)

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

HDFS Admitted Student Meeting: By appointment only! Contact HDFS Advisor, Barbara Anderson to set up a time that works.

Follow HDFS on Instagram

HDFS website

Contact: Barbara Anderson-banders9@illinois.edu

Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (NRES)

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

NRES Admitted Student Visit: Monday-Friday 2:00-3:00PM at Turner Hall Room N-120. Register

If you choose to sign up for a NRES Admitted Student Visit, please note that this will only be a meeting with an advisor in NRES. We also recommend you sign up for an Admitted Student Info Session & Campus Tour on the same day. We have aligned our meeting with the experience as such so that you can do both in the same day. 

NRES Virtual Visit-By Appointment Only

Contact Pam Leiter to set up a smaller virtual meeting with NRES, ask any questions you have, take a virtual tour of our spaces, and learn about student experiences, career paths, and the outstanding hands-on learning opportunities you'll have as a student here.

NRES website

Follow NRES on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter

Contact: Pam Leiter-leiter@illinois.edu

Sustainability in Food & Environmental Systems (SFES)

Admitted Student Illini Fest: Register for Saturday, April 20

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-12:30PM. Register

Meeting with SFES Advisor: By appointment only! Email Logan Honegger to set up a time.

Follow ACES on Instagram

Contact: Logan Honegger-lhonegg2@illinois.edu