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Calendar of Events

Events Calendar
Aug
Thursday
24
Campus Move-In Day
All Day Event
Aug
Thursday
24
#askACES: Life Hacks 101: Tackling stress and increasing recovery
Start Time: 12:00 PM

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

Aug
Friday
25
New Student Convocation
Start Time: 10:30 AM
State Farm Center

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.

Aug
Friday
25
ACES New Student Ice Cream Social
Start Time: 1:30 PM
ACES Library, Heritage Room

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.

Aug
Sunday
27
Quad Day
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Illini Union Quad

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.

Aug
Monday
28
Instruction Begins for Fall 2017
All Day Event

Fall Session 2017 begins on Monday, August 28.

Aug
Tuesday
29
Farm Progress Show
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Decatur, Illinois

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.

Sep
Monday
04
Labor Day
All Day Event
Sep
Thursday
07
ACES New Student Welcome
Start Time: 7:00 PM
ARC
Sep
Saturday
09
ACES College Connection
Start Time: 11:30 AM
Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign, IL

ACES College Connection

Sep
Saturday
09
Salute to Agriculture Day
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Lot 31, just west of Memorial Stadium

Join us for Salute to Agriculture Day!

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.

Midwest Barbeque Buffet includes:

  • All-Beef Hamburgers
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Traditional Baked Beans with Bacon
  • Vinaigrette Cole Slaw
  • Assorted Cookies
  • Cash bar will be available

Learn more about the event and reserve your tailgate tickets at the Salute to Ag Day webpage.

Sep
Monday
11
Deadline to Add a Semester Course
All Day Event
Sep
Thursday
14
Fall Welcome BBQ
Start Time: 4:00 PM
North of Stock Pavillion

Join us for a college-wide BBQ! Get to know your fellow ACES students, faculty, and staff in a relaxed - and delicious! - atmosphere!

Sep
Friday
22
ACES Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
Start Time: 10:00 AM
ACES LIAC

Board Meeting

Oct
Thursday
05
ACES & Sciences Career Fair
Start Time: 1:00 PM
ARC Gym 1

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:

  • Agricultural and consumer economics (accounting, finance, financial planning, management, marketing, policy, and trade)
  • Agricultural and biological engineering
  • Agricultural communications
  • Agricultural leadership and science education
  • Animal sciences
  • Biology (animal; integrative; molecular and cellular; and plant)
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computational biology
  • Crop sciences
  • Entomology
  • Food science and human nutrition
  • Horticulture
  • Human development and family studies
  • Microbiology
  • Natural resources and environmental sciences
  • Nutritional sciences
  • Technical systems management
  • Veterinary medicine
Oct
Sunday
15
ACES Award of Merit Nominations Due
Start Time: 12:00 AM

ACES Award of Merit Nominations due to the ACES Alumni Association.

Oct
Friday
20
Deadline to Drop a Semester Course or Withdraw Without a W
All Day Event
Oct
Sunday
22
Homecoming at the University of Illinois
Start Time: 12:00 AM
Nov
Friday
10
Dads Weekend at the University of Illinois
Start Time: 12:00 AM
Nov
Saturday
18
Fall Break
Start Time: 12:00 AM
Dec
Friday
01
ACES Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
Start Time: 10:00 AM
ACES LIAC

Board Meeting

Dec
Wednesday
13
Last day of Instruction for Fall 2017 Semester
All Day Event
Dec
Thursday
14
Reading Day
All Day Event
Dec
Friday
15
Final Examination Period for Fall 2017
Start Time: 12:00 AM
Dec
Friday
22
ACES December Graduation
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for Performing Arts

Visit the ACES Graduation Website for information:

http://graduation.aces.illinois.edu/december-graduation

Jan
Monday
15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Campus Holiday
All Day Event
Jan
Tuesday
16
First Day of Instruction for Spring 2018
All Day Event
Jan
Monday
29
Deadline to Add a Semester Course
All Day Event
Mar
Friday
09
Deadline to Drop a Semester Course or Withdraw Without a W
All Day Event
Mar
Friday
09
Explore ACES
Start Time: 9:00 AM

Explore ACES gives high school students the opportunity to Imagine their Future as ACES Illini. More details can be found at the Explore ACES website.

Mar
Saturday
17
Spring Break
Start Time: 12:00 AM
Apr
Monday
09
ACES Award of Merit Luncheon
Start Time: 11:30 AM
I-Hotel and Conference Center

Award of Merit Luncheon

Apr
Friday
13
Moms Weekend at the University of Illinois
Start Time: 12:00 AM
May
Wednesday
02
Last Day of Instruction for Spring 2018
All Day Event
May
Thursday
03
Reading Day
All Day Event
May
Friday
04
Final Examination Period for Spring 2018
Start Time: 12:00 AM
May
Saturday
12
Commencement 2018
Start Time: 12:00 AM
May
Sunday
13
ACES Tassel Turn
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Colonnades Club, Memorial Stadium

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!

May
Monday
14
ACES Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
Start Time: 10:00 AM
ACES LIAC

Board Meeting

May
Tuesday
15
ACES Young Alumni, Family Spirit and Career Achievement Award Nominations Due
Start Time: 12:00 AM

ACES Young Alumni, Family Spirit and Career Achievement Award Nominations are due to the ACES Alumni Association.