At a Glance: October 25

Oct 26, 2021
Online Programs Announcements
Graduate Student Appreciate Week!
Thank you! We wouldn't be who we are without you. At 20,000+ graduate students at the University of Illinois, you are one-third of the entire student population! We hope you take some time this week to celebrate with your Illinois family. We are proud of you! Check out all the events and download the "Celebration Kit" today! 
Start Planning your Spring Schedule Today!
Need help getting ready for Spring registration? Time tickets are available to view on Self-Service, so take time now to connect with our team before your registration time opens! 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.
  • iMSA Office Hours: Join our iMSA Specialists every Tuesday from 1 - 2 PM CT to ask questions in a group setting.
  • 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.
  • Email usHave questions and not sure who to ask? Email us at and our team will get back to you within 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!
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!
Graduating this December?
The deadline to apply to graduate for this Fall is Sunday, October 31. You can 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. Please allow 48 hours after applying to graduate before you register for MBA 591.
Join Us in Atlanta!
Are you in the Atlanta area? We invite you to join us for an evening of networking and connecting on Tuesday, November 2 at 6:15 PM at the Rowdy Tiger (866 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308) in Atlanta. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by Sunday, October 31, 2021.
iConnect Texas
Dallas | October 26 6:00 PM
Austin | October 27 6:00 PM
Spring 2022 Priority Registration Begins
November 1
Meet-Up in Atlanta
November 2
iMSA Coffee Chats
November 3
Spring Registration for Non-Degree, PAT, and Newly Admitted Students Begins
November 18
Winter Takeover - Illini vs Michigan
January 14