iMSA At a Glance: August 15, 2022

Aug 20, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
May 2023 Convocation Date 
Gies College of Business will plan to hold its Spring Convocation ceremony in-person at 3 pm on Friday, May 12, 2023, in the State Farm Center. More information will be forthcoming, but you can start making plans to attend! 

Covid-19 note: While we are planning on holding the ceremony on this date, the continued uncertainty of the pandemic means that scheduling can still be subject to change. 
Fall iMSA Courses Soft Launch
Fall courses soft launch today, August 15 if you registered by the deadline. Please be sure to confirm all course start and end dates for the Fall term as some course dates can vary. 

Online Programs utilizes dual platforms with Canvas and Coursera. Makes sure to access your course in both platforms to be successful.
Vote for Nerissa Brown's Panel at SXSW EDU
Nerissa Brown, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, has an opportunity to participate in a panel at SXSW EDU, partnering with a company that has helped us innovate in the online space. But in order for her panel to get picked, you need to vote her in (public vote counts for 30% of the total score). Voting ends August 21. Click here and "Vote Up" the Juji session proposal with Nerissa!
Duo - Multi-Factor Authorization
Between August 12 and 14, you will begin to see an updated login screen and secondary screen for Duo multi-factor authentication when you access certain web-protected resources.

What action steps do I need to take?

  1. On the first screen, type in your entire university provided email address. You will no longer be able to enter only your NetID for access. Please update your password managers accordingly.
  2. The Duo screen will appear successful entry of your email address and password. This is a visual change that requires no new or different action on your part. Continue to login with Duo as you have in the past.
Who do I contact with questions?
If you have any questions, please contact or call 217-244-7000.
Want to Show Your Gies Pride?
Want to show your Gies pride? Need to augment your wardrobe?
In partnership with Campus Ink, we’re launching the new Gies online store featuring exclusive Gies College of Business merchandise. You’ll be the talk of the town and the envy of all your friends in your new Gies gear.
Check out the new selection of Gies-branded sportswear and other merchandise. Look for exclusive launch items available only while supplies last – when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Attending iConverge in September? Order Gies College of Business merchandise ahead of time to show your Gies pride at iConverge! 
In Case You Missed It...
Fall 1 Drop Deadline for Non-Accy Elective Courses
For Fall 1 Non-Accy elective courses that launch on Wednesday, August 10, the drop deadline to receive a full refund is today Monday, August 15 at 11:59 pm CTFor more information about dropping or withdrawing, please refer to our Dropping Courses and Refunds webpage and Fall Refund Guide.
Last Day to Update Grouping Preference Form for Non-ACCY Elective Courses!
If you are registered for non-accounting electives in the first eight weeks and have not recently updated your grouping preference form, please do that by today. Any changes made after midnight tonight CT will not be reflected in the group formations.
New MOOC Launch (Non-Accounting Elective)
MOOC 1 for the new course MBA 547 Global Marketing has launched! 
MOOC 1 Global Marketing: Cultural Frameworks and get started. 

Registered for MBA 547 this Fall? Certificates and progress earned in the old version of the MOOCS will not transfer. 
Summer 2022 Grades Released
Final grades for Summer 2022 are now available to view in Student Self-Service.
Fall 1 Courses Soft Launch 
August 15
Fall 1 Non- ACCY Elective Course Drop Deadline
August 15
Fall 1 Courses Launch
August 22
Fall 1 Course Drop Deadline
August 26 | Course Refund Guide
Holiday Closure - Labor Day
September 5 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day, a National Holiday in the United States
iConverge 2022
September 8 - 10 
Fall Second 8-week Registration Deadline
September 27
Japan Virtual Immersion
October 5-18 
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in December
October 30 | Instructions Here
December 2022 In-Person Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 11am - 3pm CT | State Farm Center
December 2022 Degree Conferral
December 19