At a Glance: May 22, 2023

May 31, 2023
Online Programs Announcements
Holiday Closure: Memorial Day
The University will be closed on Monday, May 29 to honor the US military personnel who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Please refer to your course syllabi for assignment deadlines and live session schedules. University offices will be closed, and responses via email will be delayed during this time. We look forward to interacting with you on Tuesday, May 30 when the University reopens.
Let's Talk Money Webinar Series
Let’s Talk Money is a free, 7-week series to help you gain financial knowledge! These sessions are free, but registration is required. All sessions are offered via Zoom on Tuesdays at noon (CST) from June 6 – July 25 (skipping the week of July 3). Register here.
  • Who Are You With Money (June 6, 2023 @ noon)
  • How Much Is Too Much Debt (June 13, 2023 @ noon)
  • Fair Access to Credit (June 20, 2023 @ noon)
  • Debt Repayment Strategies (June 27, 2023 @ noon) 
  • Credit Scores Revealed (July 11, 2023 @ noon)
  • Secrets for Financial Success (July 18, 2023 @ noon)
  • Make Your Savings Grow (July 25, 2023 @ noon)
What is the Transformative Potential of Artificial Intelligence?
Robert Brunner, Associate Dean for Innovation and Chief Disruption Officer and Professor of Accountancy at the Gies College of Business, spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about the transformative potential of artificial intelligence technology such as ChatGPT. Read more here.
New Drop and Withdrawal Refund Guides
For your convenience, the Office of the Registrar has created two course refund guides that outline the specific drop dates and withdrawal dates for each course. Just go to “non-standard courses” and search by course number. Please note that there are two separate refund guides for drops and withdrawals and you can refer to our Dropping Courses and Refunds page about the difference between a drop, withdrawal, and cancellation. As an additional resource, our event calendar posts the academic drop deadlines by course start date. 

Spring 2023 Grade Release 
Final grades for the Spring 2023 semester are available to view in Student Self-Service.
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!
Applications to Serve on the 2023-2024 Graduate Student Advisory Board
The Graduate College invites graduate students enrolled in on-campus or online programs to apply to serve on SAGE (Students Advising on Graduate Education) in 2022-2023. SAGE members build leadership skills and provide varied perspectives that enhance the academic, professional, and social experiences of graduate students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Meetings are hybrid or virtual. Applications are due by Tuesday, May 30 at 11:59 pm CT. Apply here.
Share Gies Online With Your Employer
We have many professional backgrounds and employers represented within Online Programs at Gies College of Business. We would love to meet some of your coworkers and share details on how graduate education can help them and your company succeed. Can you put us in touch with your HR department? Do you have a business club or professional group at work that could benefit from learning about Gies? We would love to have you join us for a presentation to share the student experience while we explain all of the Gies credentials we have to offer. We are excited to create new relationships with your colleagues! Reach out to Marcus Phillips at
Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Drop Deadline for Summer 2023 Courses
May 22 Nonstandard Drop Refund Guide
Holiday Closure: Memorial Day
May 29 
The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day, a National Holiday in the United States.
Holiday Closure: Juneteenth
June 19
The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth, a National Holiday in the United States.
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in August 2023
June 30 | Apply to Graduate
For August 2023 graduates to be awarded their degree, they will need to apply to graduate on student self-service by June 30. This application will not register you for the May or December 2023 convocation ceremony.

Brazil Immersion
July 29-August 5 
August 2023 Degree Conferral 
August 7
The University will begin to confer degrees for August 2023 graduates starting on August 7, but it may take longer for the degree to be officially awarded.
Summer 2023 Grade Release
August 11