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  • UI Student Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions for its 2021 Streaming Event

    The 7th Annual UIUC Student Film Festival – formerly known as Illinifest – is calling on all UIUC students and filmmakers for submissions of short films, video essays, multimedia content, and TikTok videos! This year, as last year, the festival program will stream digitally via the UIUC Student Film Festival website on Saturday May 1st at 5pm! To be featured in this year’s Streaming Event, submit your content by April 15th!


  • 2021 Summer Session is just around the corner!

    Summer Session begins on May 17, 2021, and runs through Aug. 5, 2021, with 4-, 8-, and 12-week courses available.

    Four- and 8-week courses may have different beginning and ending dates. View the Summer 2021 Academic Calendar

    Priority registration begins in conjunction with Fall 2021 registration on April 19, and open registration for all students begins on May 6.

    View the Summer 2021 Course List.

  • COVID-19 Emergency Grants for Graduate Students

    Dear graduate students,

    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will soon launch a second COVID-19 emergency grant program for graduate students.

    The program is funded in large part by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II, which is part of the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), 2021.

    These grants are dedicated to helping graduate students who demonstrate exceptional need. Grants can be used toward the cost of education and other emergency costs that have arisen due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. 

    Grants for graduate students will be available in amounts between $500 and $1,000.

    Degree-seeking students enrolled in any graduate program (including professional programs) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are eligible to apply, regardless of nationality or citizenship status. Students must be registered during the Spring 2021 semester to qualify.

    An application process for graduate students will be announced soon and will be available on The Graduate College website.


    Wojtek Chodzko-ZajkoDean, Graduate College

  • SENIORS: The Chancellor's Office Wants Your Input

    Graduating Seniors are invited to participate in the Chancellor’s Senior Survey.

    This survey goes to all graduating seniors as a way to better understand their experiences. The survey addresses the students’ participation in activities and services, student learning outcomes, campus climate, and satisfaction with the Illinois experience.

    Participating students will be entered into weekly raffles for a chance to win three different prizes. We’ll be giving away 15 professional headshots, 10 personalized congratulatory videos from Chancellor Jones, and 150 $10 Amazon gift cards.

  • I "heart" KCPA poster

    Campus Student Elections to be held March 23-24, 2021! Make your voice heard!

    Students are encouraged to vote for Student Trustees, ISG Student Body President and Vice President, ISG Student Senate, UC-Senate, SORF Board members, and on referendum questions, including reaffirmation of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts student fee.

    How much is the KCPA Student Fee? $17.29 per semester per student ($8.65 per summer semester)

    Why does it exist? The KCPA Student Fee supports programming at Krannert Center and is part of what makes $10 U of I student tickets, as well as multiple free events, possible. Reaffirmation of the fee will help to ensure that Krannert Center, the Departments of Theatre and Dance, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, and the School of Music can continue to provide outstanding programming for this campus in the future.

    Questions? Please visit for more information!

    Learn more about your candidates at one of the townhalls on March 16 and 18.

  • Conversations with Mark Morris and Guests, Hosted by Paula Zahn

    Join Emmy award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris, and special guests Peter Sellars (March 4), Nico Muhly (March 11), and Alice Waters (March 18) for this free series of live conversations about the arts, music, and food. Register (free) at

  • Carle Community Concerts

    Preparing for a competition or a recital? Want more performance practice and public speaking opportunities? Looking to give back to the community in a meaningful way? Carle Community Concerts are a weekly live- stream performance series exclusviely for Carle Hospital patients in the Champaign, IL area. All genres and ensemble combos welcome!

  • Music and Performing Arts Library Collections and Services Over Winter Break and Preparing for Spring

    Requesting Materials from the Library and iShare

    Requesting materials from campus libraries through the catalog is unavailable from the evening of Wednesday, December 23, and does not come on again until Monday, January 4. I-Share requesting is unavailable from the evening of Friday, December 18, and does not come on again until Monday, January 11

    Research and Library Help

    Email and chat reference service will be available until Friday, December 18 and will resume on Monday, January 4. For more information about getting help from the Library, see

    Library Instruction

    MPAL continues to offer support for courses by providing both synchronous instruction sessions and asynchronous options such as online research guides and video tutorials. If you would like to discuss options for your Spring courses, please email Kate Lambaria at

    Material Purchase Requests and Course Materials

    Please contact us with any purchase requests (either via  or the form on our website). While we are unable to offer physical course reserves again in the Spring, please let us know via if you need materials digitized for use in your classes or would like us to purchase electronic versions of items (where possible).

  • Great Value Colleges Music Scholarship for Black Students

    Great Value Colleges has developed a $5,000 scholarship, which will be awarded bi-annually to a black graduate or undergraduate student majoring or minoring in music.

    The deadlines are July 30 and November 30.

    More Information 

  • Vienna Summer Music Festival - Orchestra Program 2021

    We are currently accepting applications for our 2021 season which will occur from June 1st - June 21st, 2021. More information can be found here:

  • US Army Band Offers Solo Competition

    The 2021 National Collegiate Solo Competition winner will be invited to spend a week in Washington, DC.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 12, 2021


  • CITL Offers Resources for Students Transitioning to Online Learning

    The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, along with experts across campus, developed a student resources page that provides tools and strategies for students to be successful in their online or blended courses this semester. Students also have access to an electronic copy of Teach Yourself How to Learn, an easy-to-read text that teaches you how to take charge of your learning. 

  • Undergraduates: McNelley Music Scholarship Applications Open

    Offered by the Iowa State Chapter of P.E.O., this scholarship opportunity is open to female students majoring in music at any Big Ten school. Must be sophomore or higher standing. Deadline is March 1, 2021 for fall 2021 award. 

    View Application Materials