blog posts Homecoming Week, Oct. 9 - 15 Oct 3, 2022 2:15 pm Events throughout the week include a student dinner on the Quad, the Global Talent Show, Saturday Night Live: Homecoming Edition in downtown Champaign, two concerts at State Farm Center and - of course - football on Saturday. FamILLy Day at Memorial Stadium Set for Aug. 14 Jul 14, 2022 10:30 am You'll get a first look at the Fighting Illini football, soccer, and volleyball teams by interacting with student-athletes on the field. That's followed by a movie night (free admission) where the first 500 fans will receive a free Illini popcorn bucket. New program to support U of I freshmen with autism Jun 24, 2022 12:00 pm Incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this fall with autism spectrum disorder can take part in a new program that will offer a variety of support to help them succeed at college and beyond. Executive Director of Facilities & Services announced Jun 29, 2022 11:15 am Ehab Kamarah has been selected to serve as the new Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Facilities and Services, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Taking on the pandemic—and winning Jun 23, 2022 8:00 am How the College of Education successfully placed 100% of its students that required placements in schools or with community organizations during the first two years of the pandemic. Four exhibits to visit at Krannert Art Museum this summer Jun 10, 2022 11:15 am Learn about some of the rotating exhibits you should visit at KAM this summer. Saturday: Your last chance to visit the Undergraduate Library May 12, 2022 10:15 am By popular demand, the UGL will remain open Saturday to allow folks to visit over graduation weekend! It will be open May 14th from 1-4 pm for anyone who would like to visit the building one last time. Its doors will close for good at 4 pm. Quad Day then and now Aug 18, 2017 10:15 am Learn how Quad Day began and how it has evolved over almost five decades Earth Week: Five of the most popular trees on campus Apr 22, 2019 11:30 am The Horticulture Club is hosting a Tree Walk on Thursday as part of our Earth Week and Arbor Day celebration. The Tree Walk will include 20 trees from all around our Tree Campus USA. Drone show planned for Aerospace Engineering's 75th anniversary Sep 9, 2019 2:00 pm A musically choreographed flock of 100 drones will take to the sky on Friday, September 20, at approximately 9 p.m. just east of the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign. First 'A Great Conversation' to feature Maryland U president Oct 6, 2020 10:15 am The first of Chancellor Robert Jones’ “A Great Conversation” events will be livestreamed Monday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to noon CDT. It will feature Freeman Hrabowski, a national leader in academic innovation and inclusive excellence. Commencement Speaker Jill Ellis: U of I coach to two-time World Cup champion Apr 29, 2022 1:00 pm Jill Ellis, who won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will serve as the Illinois University-wide Commencement speaker Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium. School of Music celebrates 125th anniversary with weekend of special concerts Apr 27, 2022 10:00 am The Illinois School of Music will celebrate its 125th anniversary from April 29 to May 1, 2022, with a weekend of special concerts that demonstrate the talent and range of its students, faculty, alumni, and community performers. 2022 Undergraduate Research Week Apr 25, 2022 10:15 am A celebration of student innovation and excellence at Illinois, April 24 - 30 Miss the Conversation with Senior Leadership? Watch it now Apr 18, 2022 2:30 pm Hear from the panelists: Chancellor Robert Jones, Provost Andreas Cangellaris, and the Vice Chancellors for Student Affairs; Advancement; Administration and Operations, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Research and Innovation. From Gottfried to 'Golden Arm,' Ebertfest back in full swing Mar 31, 2022 9:00 am With Oscar-winning directors, comedians and musicians, augmented by many independent movie gems, this year’s lineup takes the festival back to the roots established by late co-founder Roger Ebert. Dean selected for Carle Illinois College of Medicine Mar 10, 2022 10:45 am Dr. Mark S. Cohen will be the next dean, as well as senior vice president and chief academic officer at Carle Health, effective May 16. Carle Illinois, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, will graduate its first class in May. It's Illini Wellness Week! Mar 2, 2022 9:45 am Check out the list of events for March 2 - 9 and explore the eight dimensions of wellness. You may be surprised at the programs and services our campus offers to help you maintain and expand all aspects of your health. Stephan Djordjevic supports students in history, with an assist from his dog Feb 3, 2022 10:30 am Stefan Djordjevic has served students as the academic advisor for the Department of History. Through his experiences, he’s learned that students have histories to teach him, as well. U of I artist's portrait of student advocate Albert Lee to be dedicated Feb. 1 Jan 25, 2022 10:00 am Lee is described as the first unofficial dean for African American students. He helped students get admitted, find housing in the homes of black community members when black students weren’t allowed to live or eat on campus, and find jobs. KAM exhibition of sacred, supernatural prints celebrates printmakers' skills Jan 25, 2022 9:00 am A Krannert Art Museum exhibition of prints depicting sacred and supernatural imagery will showcase Early Modern treasures from across campus, including the growing collection of historical European prints in KAM’s collection. His Dream: Ideals Worth Fighting For Jan 10, 2022 10:00 am A celebration of this community’s commitment to the deam of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 4:30 PM, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Featured speaker is MLK's nephew, Dr. Derek Barber King, Sr. Looking for holiday cheer? Dial-A-Carol! Dec 9, 2021 8:45 am University Housing’s longest-standing tradition of 61 years, Dial-A-Carol is taking place December 9 – 15, 24/7. You call, our awesome volunteers sing whatever holiday (or non-holiday) tune you’d like! 217-332-1882. Watch it now Nov 30, 2021 1:00 pm Join us (virtually or in-person) for the State of the University 2021 as Chancellor Robert Jones provides a brief overview of the year so far, offer some updates on our current plans and initiatives and talk about our bold plans for the future. 'Hot Ones': Can Coach Underwood take the heat? Nov 18, 2021 12:00 pm As Illini Men’s Basketball begins a highly anticipated season, Hot Ones host Sean Evans (MEDIA ’08) returns to campus to see if Coach Brad Underwood can take the heat. Project explores Octavia E. Butler novel through discussions, art, music Nov 11, 2021 2:00 pm Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian novel 'Parable of the Sower' is centered around themes that resonate today – climate change, economic instability, and social chaos. The novel s the focus of a year-long project, Parable Path CU, led by Krannert Center. Meet a NYT bestselling author, a U.S. Poet Laureate, and a Pulitzer Prize winner Nov 4, 2021 10:00 am You can hear from an author of several NYT bestsellers, the 22nd United States Poet Laureate, and the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry at the U of I’s Festival of Writers. Theatre's production of 'Origin Story' looks at millennials' post-college life Nov 4, 2021 9:45 am the Midwest premiere of 'Origin Story,' written by theatre alumnus Nathan Alan Davis, tells of millennial friends who are trying to pay off their college debt while figuring out what they want to do with their lives. Jewel of the ACES campus: LIAC turns 20 years Oct 22, 2021 9:00 am In the center of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences campus at Illinois stands a massive, hexagon-shaped building, beloved for its gorgeous interior and study spaces with lush, green views of south campus. Initial planning begins for new ethnic, gender and women’s studies building Oct 21, 2021 12:00 pm The university will undertake a feasibility study for the building, which would house the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Latina/Latino Studies, and the Program in American Indian Studies. Graduate Student Appreciation Week, October 25-29 Oct 19, 2021 9:30 am Thank you. We wouldn't be who we are without you. At 20,000+ graduate students, you are one-third of the entire student population. We hope you take some time this week to celebrate with your Illinois family. New Carle Illinois sculpture's dual meaning reflects mission of the college Oct 20, 2021 10:15 am It shows both the exterior of the hand and an X-ray view of an interior where a problem in need of a solution might live - much like the problems Carle Illinois is determined to solve as the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. Having a tough time? Help is available Oct 12, 2021 9:45 am Almost everyone experiences times in their lives when they are unsure what to do or to whom to reach out for help. Here's a place to start. 'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers on experiences with disability, access Oct 18, 2021 4:30 pm Curator Liza Sylvestre said the exhibition refers to 'crip theory,' which considers not just disability but also race, sexual identity, class and educational status, and how those identities connect and overlap. IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute virtual launch Tuesday Oct 18, 2021 9:30 am Join leaders from IBM, the U of I, The Grainger College of Engineering and the state for a first look at the academic-industry partnership spurring breakthroughs in hybrid cloud and AI, quantum computing, materials discovery, and sustainability. Illinois theatre season reimagines the American story Oct 13, 2021 3:15 pm The theatre department will produce a season of plays that offer a fresh look at the American theater by bringing a broad range of voices to the stage, featuring work by women, people of color, LGBTQ authors and students. Campus dedicates McKechnie Family LIFE Home Oct 11, 2021 10:00 am The McKechnie Family LIFE Home is a cutting-edge research center focused on innovations in home environments. It mimics existing home dwellings, and has space for the development of next generation smart homes. Siebel Center for Design Grand Opening today Sep 22, 2021 11:45 am Chancellor Robert Jones calls the new Siebel Center for Design a 'transformational addition to the educational experiences of the students who will find new ideas and explore the previously unimagined.' Homecoming Parade streams here, Saturday at 11 a.m. Oct 8, 2021 9:00 am Even if you couldn't make it back to campus, you can watch the Homecoming Parade as it happens beginning Saturday at 11 a.m. Mary Henson named Homecoming Parade grand marshal Oct 1, 2021 9:15 am Mary Henson, the wife of the legendary Uof I basketball coach Lou Henson, will serve as grand marshal of the 2021 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. Vet Med Open House on Sunday, Oct. 3 Sep 27, 2021 11:30 am The Vet Med Open House will be in-person again, moving as many exhibits as feasible to outdoor locations for public health reasons. In addition, there will be online exhibits added to our virtual Open House website. October 3 - 9 Sep 23, 2021 10:15 am See the calendar of events for Homecoming Week, culminating in Illinois Football vs Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 9. Watch the new BTN documentary 'Cold War: Illinois Stories' Sep 22, 2021 9:30 am Four separate stories of individuals or programs at the U of I that were either affected by harsh Cold War politics or, in one segment, shed light on a government film studio dedicated to Cold War propaganda. Center for Advanced Study initiative looks at 'infodemic,' how to combat misinformation Sep 22, 2021 8:00 am The Center for Advanced Study will bring together experts to discuss misinformation, disinformation, 'fake news' and conspiracy theories in a yearlong initiative, 'Conspiracy, Misinformation and the Infodemic.' Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of photographer Hal Fischer Sep 16, 2021 9:15 am A retrospective of the work of photographer Hal Fischer, an Illinois alumnus, showcases the scope of his career and examines his development as an artist. Krannert Center returns to in-person performances with ELLNORA Guitar Fest Aug 25, 2021 12:30 pm ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, Sept. 17-18, will take place on a smaller scale than previous years of the biennial event, but it will still feature leading guitar artists and a diverse range of musical styles. Together Again: Chancellor Jones' video welcome to students Aug 23, 2021 9:45 am Whether you are joining us for the first time, returning after a year away or continuing your Illinois experience remotely, welcome to a new year at Illinois. New Campus Instructional Facility opens for Fall '21 classes Aug 19, 2021 11:00 am 'The active learning classrooms at the Campus Instructional Facility are part of the campus mission to offer students the highest quality learning experiences possible,' said Ava Wolf of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. Ebertfest announces first films and guests, COVID-19 protocols Aug 18, 2021 8:45 am Directors Azazel Jacobs and Ramin Bahrani will appear at the festival’s screening of their critically acclaimed movies 'French Exit' and 'The White Tiger.' Director Bobby Farrelly will appear with the cult comedy 'There’s Something About Mary.' Patton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Jul 28, 2021 10:15 am Venetria Patton, currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue, will become the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.