Stress is a part of life – but it doesn’t have to rule your life! Join us for a Twitter chat on August 24 from noon to 1 p.m. CT with ACES experts Dr. Erica Thieman, assistant professor of agricultural education, and Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker of University of Illinois Extension to learn how stress and recovery work in humans and impact brain health. They will also share strategies to tackle stress and increase recovery to help you bounce back quicker from difficult experiences. Use #askACES to ask your questions and engage in the conversation
New Student Convocation is a ceremony to welcome new students to the University of Illinois and marks the official beginning of your entry into our community! Immediately following, you will head out to tailgating Lot 31, just west of Memorial Stadium, for lunch with fellow ACES students! The Celebration will feature campus resources and some fun activities.
Find more details about the event at the Illinois New Student Welcome Days website.
Join continuing students, college faculty and administrators in the College of ACES as we kick-off the new academic year! We will have some light refreshments and chances to win some prizes.
Come to the Quad on Sunday for Welcome Days’ signature event. This is your opportunity to check out over 700 Registered Student Organizations [RSO], campus activities, and community organizations. Special demos and performances by the Marching Illini and other RSOs will also be taking place. This is your best way to get connected to the University of Illinois. Prepare for Quad Day by looking at a listing of all the booths and performances ahead of the busy day on the Illinois Student Affairs App. Hosted by the Illini Union Student Programs and Activities.
Learn more about Welcome Days events at the Fall Orientation website.
Fall Session 2017 begins on Monday, August 28.
Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm event, annually hosts more than 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, tractors, combines and farm implements; seed and crop protection products; and many additional farm supplies and services. Join us at the "World's Fair of Agriculture" in Decatur to support innovation and agricultural traditions.
Tuesday, August 29 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 31 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn more at the Farm Progress Show 2017 website.
ACES College Connection
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) invites you to attend Salute to Agriculture Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, September 9. Prior to watching the Illini take on Western Kentucky, we invite you to enjoy a tailgate including a short program hosted by Orion Samuelson.
Learn more about the event and reserve your tailgate tickets at the Salute to Ag Day webpage.
Join us for a college-wide BBQ! Get to know your fellow ACES students, faculty, and staff in a relaxed - and delicious! - atmosphere!
The ACES & Sciences Career Fair is an opportunity for employers and students to network. Nearly 2,000 students attend the event each year, making the event a prime opportunity for employers to recruit top students from the College of ACES. Learn more about the event or register your organization at the ACES Career Services website.
Majors attending the fair include:
ACES Award of Merit Nominations due to the ACES Alumni Association.
Visit the ACES Graduation Website for information:
Award of Merit Luncheon
It's time to celebrate! We are pleased to invite graduates and their families to a complimentary reception at Memorial Stadium's Colonnades Club. The ACES Alumni Association along with the ACES administrators, faculty and staff will be on hand to congratulate the College of ACES graduates and their families as well as welcome them to the ACES Alumni Association!
Graduates, please wear your cap and gown. Great photo opportunities await you at Memorial Stadium! Premiere access to the columns and field view will be moments you won't want to miss!
ACES Young Alumni, Family Spirit and Career Achievement Award Nominations are due to the ACES Alumni Association.