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Announcements for the week of June 26, 2017

Deadlines and Policies
Summer Registration Deadlines

It is important to remember that there are many different summer deadlines (cancellation, withdrawal, credit/no credit, add/drop classes, etc.) because students may attend different sessions of the summer term. If you are considering making changes to your summer registration, please check the registration deadlines for the parts of term in which you are registered.

For academic and registration deadlines for Summer 2017, visit the following websites:

Summer 2017 Refund Schedule
Summer 2017 Withdrawal Schedule 
Summer 2017 Academic Calendar

Thesis Tip
Thesis Deposit Approaches - Are You Ready?

The thesis deposit period is quickly approaching. Make sure you are ready! The Thesis Office website has a number of tools designed to help you put the final touches on your document and stay on track for deposit.

  • Download our Deposit Checklist, which lists the requirements and supporting documents you need to complete your thesis deposit.
  • Make sure to check out the Graduate College formatting requirements page to see sample thesis pages.

Download a title page template and submit your title page to the Thesis Office for review. Email your title page to and be sure to include your UIN in the message. The deadline to submit your title page for Thesis Office review is June 30.

  • Doctoral students – Don’t forget to take your surveys, which are required for your deposit. You can learn more about them here.
  • Review your release options, which determine the visibility of your document in the University’s repository, IDEALS.
Health and Wellness
Cash at College Webinar


Cash at College is a must-see webinar for all students headed to college. University of Illinois USFSCO's Student Money Management Center and University of Illinois Extension have teamed up to offer this educational and engaging webinar for all University of Illinois students.

This free webinar features lessons on:

  • how to effectively budget your money while in college
  • the basics of banking
  • options for paying your college tuition
  • understanding credit
  • and how to make the most of your college education

Cash at College offers an important guide to managing your finances, so don't miss out!

Summer Food for Thought 2017

Join the Asian American Cultural Center for "Summer Lunch on Us." Lunch is at noon on the following Tuesdays. Lunchtime talks include:

  • June 27: Passion Counts… by Virak Hoang Le – Counseling Center Paraprofessional
  • July 11: Afro-Cuban Dance and Music: My Study Abroad Experiences in Cuba by Andrea Davis - GLOBE Coordinator, International Education
  • July 18: Indian student in India Vs Indian student in The United States by Sai Kalyan Evani – Indian Student Graduate Student
  • July 25: The Role of the Model Minority Myth in Asian American Activism by Jaki Yi – PhD Student in Clinical-Community Psychology
Learn to Dance with Dancing Illini

Looking for a fun way to unwind and socialize with Champaign-Urbana’s vibrant community? Consider attending Dancing Illini’s summer dance classes and learn basic Ballroom and Latin Dance. Or attend free themed dance events on Thursdays and Sundays. Dancing Illini is a student organization that promotes the teaching and enjoyment of dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. No partner, fancy clothes, or special shoes necessary! Visit the website for registration details, course schedule, and free events or send an e-mail to

Good to Know
Bevier Café Is Open for Summer Semester

Bevier Café is open for lunch service for the summer term. Lunch will be served from Tuesday - Friday until Aug. 2. Additionally, self-service is available from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The cafe is located on the second floor of Bevier Hall, 905 S. Goodwin Avenue.

2017 Summer Construction Project Map and Summaries

Substantial completion of the Natural History Building and major renovations to Everitt Laboratory, the Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, Noyes Laboratory and the Armory highlight the more than 50 capital projects transforming educational and research spaces on campus this summer. View a building and infrastructure project map and summaries for all the details.

New on Grad Life
Where Are They Now? Michael Santana

Where can a graduate degree from the University of Illinois take you? In this monthly series, we catch up with one recent Graduate College alum and ask the question: "Where are they now?".

Michael Santana was the recipient of a Ford Predoctoral Fellowship from 2013 - 2016. Michael graduated from Illinois in 2016 with a PhD in Mathematics. Now, he is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University, which is located in Allendale, MI. In this capacity, he is a teacher, mentor, and advisor to the students at the university and an active member of his department, college, university, and the mathematics community. Read the interview, now on Grad Life!


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