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good luck on finals

Finish strong.
• Video: catch need-to-know details for the end of the semester.
• Reserve a study space or exam seat.
• Review remote learning and study tips in this week's Lineup blog.

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The Final Check: Proofreading and editing strategies
1-2 p.m. (CT) Tuesday, Dec. 8 via Zoom
The Writers Workshop is here to help you wrap up those final papers! Learn how to polish your papers with this workshop where you'll gain and practice effective strategies. Please visit our calendar to register by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Monday, Dec. 7.

6 Countries, 3 Education Systems, 1 Adventurous Third Culture Kid
The International Programs Team in the College of LAS hosts a podcast, Our Global Campus: Engage the World Through Illinois. In Episode 6, third culture kid, Katrina Rbeiz, shares her diverse experiences growing up as a Lebanese-American in the Middle East. Illustrating what it looks like to navigate worlds while living in a state of in-between, Katrina Rbeiz tells it all…here.

Specific ATLAS internship projects for Spring 2021
We are currently accepting applications for specific internship projects in the spring. Please see our website for more information. If, after reading the descriptions, any one of the projects interests you, please apply here.

Virtual international internships and research opportunities available for spring
LAS International Programs is offering virtual opportunities for students to engage in global learning this spring. These opportunities include internationally focused research projects, internships with international organizations, and online global courses. Visit the Virtual Global Experiences website and schedule an appointment with an LAS International Programs advisor to learn more.

Skills tracks offered by ATLAS Internship Program
Applications open Monday, Dec. 14; skills tracks begin Monday, Dec. 21
LAS students interested in furthering their technical skills can sign up here for a staff curated Skills Track. ATLAS staff is available to assist and guide students through the track. A student who successfully completes a Skills Track will be invited to interview for an ATLAS internship. We have skills tracks in website development, educational technology, data analytics, social media, and more!

Life + Career Design scholarship application open
Priority deadline: Sunday, Dec. 20
Life + Career Design scholarships support students’ experiences in professional work with the goal of advancing their career readiness. The scholarships support students’ living and/or other expenses related to engaging in an unpaid or underpaid internship, undergraduate research experience, extended volunteer experience, or possibly even a part-time job. Read the web page for all of the qualifications and details.

Life + Career Design Lab hours and peer counseling availability
Noon to 2 p.m. (CT) daily until Reading Day
Need help applying for the Life + Career Design Scholarship or getting a jump on polishing up your resume for the upcoming spring career fairs? Our peer mentors are trained and available to assist. If you can't make our daily lab hours, send us an email at LAS-lifecareerdesign@illinois.edu to make an appointment. The lab will be closed on Reading Day and will reopen on Dec. 21.  

Join COVID-Corps during Spring 2021
Earn credit in LAS 199 (CRN49129) while you help address unique challenges posed by the virus, both locally and globally. You do not have to be on campus to participate in our course. Curious for more information? Hear from student participants and check out the COVID-Corps: Action for Solutions website for more information.

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Dish It Up | Nurturing Your Formal & Informal Networks
Noon to 1 p.m. (CT) Monday, Dec. 7 via Zoom
Join us for our final Dish It Up of the semester! Join us for a panel of campus and community experts as they discuss how to nurture the networks in your life - personal and professional. Register here. Zoom information will be emailed on the morning of the presentation.

Casting Call: ‘The College Tour’ TV series
Application deadline: Monday, Dec. 7
Illinois is partnering with the producers of “Survivor“ to create an episode of their new TV series for Amazon Prime: “The College Tour.” Do you have an inspiring story to share about your time at Illinois? If so, fill out the application form by Monday, Dec. 7.

Seeking applicants for Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program 
Deadline to apply 11:59 p.m. (CT) Sunday, Dec. 20
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is looking for motivated and personable first- and second-year undergraduates who are excited to introduce and support peers through the Illinois research experience. If you have participated in a research project, you can become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador and help other students along their research journeys.  Apply here.

Review policy modifications for Fall 2020
To review the academic policy modifications for the Fall 2020 semester, check in with the college resource page here. These changes acknowledge the unique and challenging pandemic-related circumstances and the additional stress it has caused for students.  

Study spaces available
Classrooms are available for students who need a location to participate in an online class or to study. These campus classrooms will be open for study space 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday:

  • Bevier Hall – Rooms 108, 132, 166, 180
  • Everitt Lab – Rooms 1302, 1306, 2101, 2233, 2310, 3217
  • Lincoln Hall – Rooms 1000, 1002, 1022, 1027, 1028, 1060, 1090, 1092
  • Noyes Lab – Rooms 100, 157, 217
  • Engineering Hall – Rooms 106B1, 106B3 *closed weekends

Reserve a seat for finals
Staying on campus for finals? Want a quiet setting with good wifi to take your online exam? The Office of the Registrar is reserving seats for students to take their finals in Lincoln Hall Theater for all exam timeslots. Make your reservation here.

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Instruction ends
Wednesday, Dec. 9

Open registration for Spring 2021 begins
Thursday, Dec. 10

Reading Day
Thursday, Dec. 10

Final examinations
Dec. 11-18



To contact a college-level advisoruse the online chat, online advising appointment calendar and queue, and online forms for program change requests.

Find a list of unit and college advisors along with hours and contact information on the college website.


The LAS Lineup provides information about events, opportunities, and deadlines to help you plan your week.
It is published by the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office every Monday morning during the fall and
spring semesters and is sent to all LAS undergraduates. Faculty and staff can subscribe here.