Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

June 7, 2018

Please see the attached position description for an open position at calrk Dietz for a Wastewater Engineer in the Champaign office.


June 6, 2018

PhD Final Defense – William Hunnicutt
Influence of Calcium-(Alumino)-Silicate-Hydrate Nanostructure on Viscoelastic Behavior
Advisor: Associate Professor Paramita Mondal
Date: Wednesday June 20th , 1:00 pm
Location: Newmark CE Lab Room 3350


June 6, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Spurti Umesh Akki
Selection and Characterization of DNA Aptamers for Estradiol and Ethynylestradiol for Aptasensor Development
Advisor: Professor Charles Werth
Date: Wednesday June 20th, 1:30pm
Location: Quade Lounge, NCEL


June 4, 2018

Ask Emily in the Thesis Office

Thursday, June 7, 2 - 4 p.m., Main Library, room 214

Do you have a question about formatting your thesis? Would you like someone to review the content and format of your title page? Do you just want to talk to someone about your thesis? We would love to help! Feel free to stop by our office hours at any time! To learn more about our resources, check out the Thesis Office website.

June 4, 2018

June 8th Registration Deadlines

Last day to add a S1 (4 week) course, approval required Last day to drop a S1 (4 week) course with a "W" recorded, approval required Deadline to cancel S1 Independent Study (12 week), S2 (8 week), or S2A (4 week) registration if you are not enrolled for any other summer courses.

June 15th Registration Deadlines

Deadline to submit forms to elect to audit a course for S2A (4 week) Last day to add or drop a S2A (4 week) course visa Student Self-Service 


Students may be released from their obligation to pay ALL tuition and fees by canceling their S2, S2A, or S1 Independent Study registration by June 10, 2018 if they are not registered for any other summer courses. Completed Withdrawal/Cancellation forms must be received in the Graduate College by 5 p.m. June 8, 2018, the last business day before instruction begins for these terms.

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 2018, visit the following websites:

Summer 2018 Refund Schedule Summer 2018 Withdrawal Schedule Summer 2018 Academic Calendar