At a Glance: October 10, 2022

Oct 14, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Fall Second 8-week Courses Launch on Wednesday
Fall second 8-week courses begin this Wednesday, October 12. Please be sure to check your course start and end dates for the Fall term as some course dates may vary. 

Online Programs utilizes two learning platforms: Canvas and Coursera. Make sure to access your course in both platforms to be successful.
Drop Deadline for Second 8-week Courses
For courses that begin on Wednesday, October 12, the last day to drop a course and get a 100% refund is Monday, October 17 by 11:59 pm CT. Please refer to our Refund Guide located on our Dropping Courses and Refunds website for more information each time you drop or withdraw from courses. 
Important note: If you have already taken courses in the 1st 8 weeks of the Fall semester, you cannot withdraw in the second 8-week session. Your only option is to drop a course(s) you are registered for at that time. 
Your Canvas Course Page Has a Time Limit
Canvas course pages are available for eight weeks from the end of the last course module, as stated in each course syllabus. After eight weeks from the end date, you will no longer have access to your course(s) dashboard in Canvas. Save any documents before that date for your personal archives. 
Nathan Gold: Your On-Screen Presence is the New Business Attire
Monday, October 17 | 7-8 pm CT  and Tuesday, October 18 | 11-12 pm CT 
Join presentation coach Nathan Gold
 for a unique live session on how to amplify your on-screen presence. Learn how to set your virtual stage to captivate your online audience and effectively communicate your message. The live session will be held on Monday, October 17 and again on Tuesday, October 18 to provide more opportunities to attend. Watch the event trailer.
  •   Register Here to attend  Monday, October 17  | 7-8 pm CT 
  •   Register Here  to attend Tuesday, October 18  | 11-12 pm CT
New York City Meet Up 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 pm ET 
Gies Business is hosting a Meet-Up for iDegree students and alumni in the NYC area! Join Dean Jeff Brown for an evening of networking and connecting at the Draught 55 Bar and Kitchen (245 E. 55th Street, New York, NY 10022). 

Join us to grow your Gies Business network with current students and fellow alumni and reconnect with the College! Register by October 14.
Women's Coffee Chat
Wednesday, October 26 | 11:00am CT | Register Here
Join us to explore how women in business can achieve success in Gies Online! A recruitment leader here at Gies Online will be joined by some of the amazing women currently studying in one of our online programs. Bring your questions and a cup of coffee to sit back and discuss the experiences and challenges women face in business and how graduate education can help women succeed.
In Case You Missed It...
Update Your Grouping Preference Form
At the beginning of each 8-week session, you should update your availability on the Grouping Preference Form. The grouping preference tool translates your time preferences into UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) so you can be grouped with individuals with similar availability around the globe. Take a moment today to finalize your availability!
Use the Events Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Fall Second 8-week Courses Begin
October 12
Drop Deadline for October 12 Courses
October 17 | Fall Refund Guide
Nathan Gold: Your On-Screen Presence is the New Business Attire 
October 17  | 7-8pm CT | Register Here
October 18  | 11-12 pm CT| 
Register Here
New York City Meet Up
October 19 | 6-8pm ET| Register October 14
Graduate Student Appreciation Week
October 24-28
Women's Coffee Chat
October 26 | 11 am CT | Register Here
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in December
October 30 | Instructions Here
Holiday Closure - Election Day
November 8 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, in observance of Election Day, an Illinois State Holiday.
Holiday Closure - Thanksgiving
November 24-25 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, in observance of Thanksgiving, a National Holiday in the United States.
December 2022 In-Person Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 11am - 3pm CT | Krannert Center
December 2022 Degree Conferral
December 19