Congratulations on your admission to the University of Illinois College of ACES! We are so happy you are an Illini!

Below you will find some more details about the event you are registered for, College of ACES Experience, on Saturday, April 20 during the Admitted Illini Fest at the University of Illinois. We hope you enjoy this interactive event where you can explore College of ACES resources and have unique and one-on-one programming with your department, or major.

8:30-9:00am in the FUNK ACES Library Atrium-You will be dismissed to your department programming to include walking time to begin roughly at 9:30am
(1101 S Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL 61801)

Get checked in for the day and explore some resources the College of ACES has to offer! The campus event begins at 8am, but your ACES session that you registered for begins at 9am! Check-in at the ACES library so you can be dismissed to your departmental programming on time.

Department Schedules

ACES Undeclared 

ACES Undeclared students are on a unique path to discovery in the College of ACES! During their morning session, they will get to choose which department they want to spend their time with and participate in their programming. See the options below to determine which path you will explore.

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (9:30am-12pm)

  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), Engineering Technology and Management for Agricultural Systems (ETMAS) 

Admitted students and their guests can join advisors, students, and faculty of the ABE@Illinois department for the morning. 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 morning on campus to see why you should choose ABE & ETMAS!

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) (9:30am-12pm)

9:45-10:00 am                    ACE Welcome and Info Session

                                                Sarah Low, Caroline Helton

10:00-10:45 am                  Activities with current students

                                                ACE Ambassadors, Caroline Helton

11:00-11:45 am                  Interact with faculty and students

                                                ACE Ambassadors, faculty volunteers

Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communications Program (ALEC) ​​​​​​​(9:30am-11:00am)

Use leadership, communication, and education skills as you work together to solve a task that ALEC students are trying to solve. Interact with our current students to get a first hand account of what it's like to be an ALEC students. Get to know some of the people and the place that you'll call "home" for your college experience.

Department of Animal Sciences (9:30am-11:00am)

  • Animal Sciences (ANSC) & CS+ANSC 

Connect with Animal Sciences during the campus Admitted Student Illini Fest! We will start with a short presentation on our courses and curriculum. Then, you can hear firsthand experiences from our student panel. Get all your questions answered in a dedicated Q&A session. Animal Sciences advisors will be available for individual student meetings, as well.

Department of Crop Sciences (9:30am-11:00am)

  • Crop Sciences, Plant Biotechnology, Agronomy, CS + CPSC

Join the Department of Crop Sciences to meet your academic advisor, some of our departmental current students, and future instructors. You'll also learn more about classes, student outcomes, faculty research and tour Crop Sciences facilities!

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (9:30am-11:00am)

  • Food Science, Hospitality Management, Dietetics & Nutrition, Nutrition & Health

Meet students and faculty in dietetics, nutrition, hospitality management, and food science during the Admitted Student Illini Fest! In a small group setting, you will have the opportunity to meet current students, tour our learning spaces, and experience what it's like to be a student in our program. Academic advisors will also be available for individual student meetings

Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) (9:30am-11:00am)

Join us for a morning all about HDFS! This is an opportunity for you and your loved ones to come to campus, meet current students, advisors, and faculty members in HDFS. It’s your chance to learn what it’s like to be at the University of Illinois and the College of ACES. While you are here, you’ll learn about: careers for HDFS students, opportunities for internships and research, and even what it’s like to live in a UIUC dorm. If you have questions, we have answers. Hope to see you there.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) (9:30am-12:00pm)

Explore how you can be part of a community of like-minded go-getters on a mission to make the planet a better place. Meet some NRES professors, all global leaders in sustainability and environmental sciences, and learn about the compelling research they’re doing and that you too can be involved in. You’ll also meet current students and alumni – and hear their stories about what energizes them for the work they do, and how NRES prepares them for their careers. Afterwards, take an optional tour of some of the amazing spaces you’ll experience here as an NRES student.

Sustainability in Food and Environmental Systems (SFES) (9:30am-10:30am)

SFES students will have a chance to meet with their advisor, Logan Honegger during this session. After check-in, head into a meeting to learn about the SFES curriculum and student opportunities, and get any of your questions answered before heading off to other campus activities!

Parking Information
Campus will be busy on this date, and no specific parking is set aside for events. Possible metered parking can be found in the following locations:

  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • FUNK ACES Library circle drive
  • Dorner Dr.
  • Peabody Dr.

*Most meters are free on weekend-days, but check the signs, or Mobile Meter App to be sure

The following lots may also available to park in during the time of our event as the permit restrictions are only enforced Monday-Friday: F-14, F-4, F-29 (Parking garage-handicap accessible), F-28, F-6

*See parking map below for more information (Red, circled areas are Lots; Yellow areas are metered parking)

Map showing parking lots.