At a Glance: October 18

Oct 26, 2021
Online Programs Announcements
Drop Deadline for Second 8-Week Courses
For 8-week courses that began on Wednesday, October 13, the deadline to drop for a full refund is today, October 18. The deadline to drop second 8-week courses for a full refund for courses that begin today, Monday, October 13 is Friday, October 22. You should review the Course Refund Guide anytime you are dropping or withdrawing from courses. The deadline to drop a 4-week course that began on October 13 for a full refund has passed.
iConnect Texas
For those Gies students living in Texas, please join us in Dallas or Austin at the end of the month! We will be in Dallas on Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00 pm for iConnect Dallas. Susan Fish (Gies Alumni), Managing Director of JFO Group, will hold a professional development session as part of this event. Please register by October 18. iConnect Austin will take place on Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 pm.  Join Dan Prorok (Gies MBA Alumni), Senior Director, Client Program Management Head at AMD for a professional development session.  Please register by October 18.
Share your Gies Pride
Earlier this month, we launched a large-scale media campaign to help spread the word about our online programs and incredible students we have enrolled. You'll likely see and/or hear media assets on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Spotify, Pandora, US News & World Report, Boston Globe, and The European. Some of these are traditional digital ads, while others are in-depth stories highlighting the programs and our students.

We encourage you to follow us on our social media, then share and engage with this content, and show off your Gies pride with your friends and colleagues! Follow Gies Online on Instagram, like the page on Facebook, and connect with us on LinkedIn!
Connect with a Student and Academic Success Specialist
Need help getting ready for Spring registration? Want to strategize your courses to accommodate a big project coming up at work? Meet with one of our talented Student and Academic Success Specialists! There are several ways to connect:
  • iMBA and iMSM Express Advising: Meet with a specialist one-on-one for no more than 15 minutes to answer those quick, on the spot questions! Offered each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM CT.
  • Schedule an Appointment: Using this method, you can schedule a time to meet with a Specialist for 25 minutes one-on-one. This is a great opportunity to talk about creating or updating your degree plan.
  • Can't wait? Don't have time to schedule an appointment? You can email anytime of day and usually get a response in less than 24 hours! 
Gies Giving Day - October 26
Each year on Gies Giving Day, we celebrate the many exciting ways that the naming gift from Larry and Beth Gies transformed the culture, magnified the sense of pride, and impacted the College's trajectory.

Gies Giving Day is not only a celebration, it's also a day to honor the gift by encouraging our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to think about how they, too, can give back. No matter how much each individual is able to offer, the giving represents our collective commitment to educating purposeful leaders who make the world a better place.

This year, we invite you to join us as we collect non-perishable food items or monetary donations benefiting the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. The Gies Giving Day food drive will help alleviate hunger in the Champaign-Urbana community through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and more. Donations can be made online or in person on October 26 from 1-4 PM in BIF Commons. We hope you'll join us in celebrating and giving back this Gies Giving Day!
Winter Takeover
Start off your 2022 with top-notch basketball and memorable networking with felllow students in Champaign! The inaugural Winter Takeover event, taking place January 13-15 and lead by iDegrees students, is highlighted with a group outing to State Farm Arena to see your Fighting Illini men's basketball team take on archrival Michigan on Friday, January 14 in what will be a marquee matchup!

Register for tickets now by clicking here! Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 20. (2 maximum per person, non-refundable) For more information and questions about the event, follow the official Workplace page.
Graduating this December?
It is time to apply to graduate! You can find step-by-step instructions and apply to graduate by logging into UIUC Self-Service. After applying to graduate, you should update your personal information in UIUC Self-Service. Adding your personal email and current address allows Gies to stay connected with you after you have graduated.

If you are an iMBA student graduating this December, you must register for MBA 591: Program Capstone. The Program Capstone will take place on Compass 2g this fall.
Fall Second 8-week Courses Launch
October 13
Drop Deadline for Second 8-week Courses
October 18
Time Tickets available to View in Self-Service for Spring 2022
October 18
iConnect Texas
Dallas | October 26 6:00 PM
Austin | October 27 6:00 PM
iMSA Coffee Chats
November 3
Winter Takeover - Illini vs Michigan
January 14