Graduate Blog

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October 24, 2017

Please see enclosed info about an hourly position at Caterpillar Champaign Simulation Center.


October 23, 2017

In order to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, you must:

Add your name to the December 2017 degree list by October 29. Take your final examination (defend) by November 17. Order academic attire (a mortarboard, tassel, gown, and hood) by November 22 at 10 p.m. Register for to participate in the ceremony by December 4. Complete your dissertation deposit with the Graduate College Thesis Office by December 8. Obtain guest tickets from the Graduate College following deposit and registration.

If you are unsure of your plans at this time, but are considering participating in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, please order academic attire for you and your hooder and register for the ceremony now. You will not be charged the rental fee if academic attire is not picked up during the distribution period. Please note that if you will designate a hooder during registration for the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, your hooder must order regalia no later than November 20. See additional deadlines.

October 23, 2017

Friday, October 27, is the last day for Grad Students to submit a change of curriculum request for the current term. This includes changing degree programs or dropping or adding minors and concentrations. This is a new deadline this term. Be especially mindful of students on the Fall 2017 degree list.

Sunday, October 29, is the last day for Grad Students to add themselves to the December 2017 degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to Student Self-Service.

October 19, 2017

Several PhD scholarships in the field of geotechnical engineering are available under the supervision of Distinguished Prof. Buddhima Indraratna at the Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia. See more info attached.


October 18, 2017

ASCE is interested in reaching out to all Student Members to encourage their application of scholarships/fellowships.  Deadline will be on February 12, 2018, The listed fellowships are for graduate students.