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Important Dates and Deadlines

March 22: Deadline to ADD a 2nd-8-week course
April 1: Priority registration for Summer and Fall 2024 begins
April 12: Deadline to DROP a 2nd-8-week course

Time to Schedule a Registration Appointment

Many of you are looking ahead to the fall semester so we’re writing to let you know the registration timeline and provide some resources we think will be helpful. We recommend that you schedule registration appointments one to two weeks ahead of your registration date, but if you want to meet sooner than that you can.  Students in some cohorts are required to meet with us during the registration period; if you are in one of those cohorts you have received an email from us to that effect.

Registration will start April 1. Students are assigned a time on or after that day according to the schedule found hereTime tickets (which tell you when you can register for Summer and/or Fall 2024 classes) should be visible to you now. Log in to Student Self-Service to view your time ticket. When you are ready to schedule your appointment call 217-333-4346 during the hours 8:30-noon or 1:00-4:30 to request an appointment. As always, you may request a particular advisor or ask for the first person available. Remember that we are very busy during the registration period so please don’t wait until your time ticket opens up and then send an email demanding an immediate reply. Plan ahead!

Here are some things you can do ahead of time to make your registration appointment more productive: 

  • Run your degree audit and see what you can make of it. Even if you find it a little confusing, try to get a sense of what requirements you have left to fulfill, and then when we do your registration appointment we can confirm (or correct) your interpretation of the audit and help explain anything that’s confusing. 
  • Think about what you want to accomplish in the spring. What major/minor/Gen Ed requirements would you like to complete, and what other areas would you like to explore?   
  • If you are thinking of adding a major or a minor, do you know what you need to do to get started? If you’ve already begun, can you figure out the next step?  You can explore major and minor requirements listed here: http://catalog.illinois.edu/undergraduate/
  • Consult Course Explorer and be sure to read the course descriptions in full.  Remember that if a course is called “Topics in X” then you must click through to see the individual sections and find out what topics are available. It’s also worth clicking through on any 199 (usually called Undergraduate Open Seminar) because there you may find some interesting and unusual topics being piloted, and they’re usually unrestricted. 
  • Consult the resources available on the Planning Coursework section of the advising site.  You’ll find checklists of major requirements and a “cheat sheet” that tells you which variable topics courses satisfy which requirements in the coming semester (the FA24 cheat sheet should be up today or tomorrow). 

Do not feel that you must do all of these things before you are allowed to schedule a registration appointment, but do what you can and you may feel more confident in your ability to select courses as a result. 

Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange

D.I.N.E. – Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange March 26, 6 – 8 pm in Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Registration is required and seating is limited. SIGN UP SOON. Enjoy a relaxed and inviting atmosphere and build genuine connections with employers and alumni. The ability to connect and build relationships with others is an important skill. This event is an opportunity for employers and students who value diversity and inclusion to meet over a meal.  Julie Higgs (LAS Career Services) says “This is not just for business-minded students!  I bet you will find at least one employer interesting to you.”

Other upcoming career development opportunities include:

  • Coffee and Doughnuts with Diplomat March 28, 10- noon in the LAS Hub, Join us for a roundtable discussion with State Department Diplomat-in-Residence Susan Falatko. She will talk about her amazing experiences with the State Department and offer advice on how students can pursue their paths in foreign or civil service. LAS Career Services has invited her back after a great response last fall to her chat. Please note she will be at the Career Fair on March 27.
  • Spring Series on Service Opportunities. Discover exciting opportunities that can be transformative. Add these to your early April (10-12) list. Kim has arranged for four organizations to meet with you in the LAS Hub. Come meet up with 1) Teach for America, 2) COOP, 3) Peace Corp., and 4) City Year.

Upcoming Lecture

Odyssey Project Internship

The Odyssey Project internship is available to undergraduate majors in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and education who wish to work with the Odyssey Project, a program through the Humanities Research Institute that offers free college courses to qualifying members of the Champaign-Urbana community. Odyssey Project Interns are responsible for delivering onsite content and skill support for Odyssey students during class time. Read more and apply at https://hri.illinois.edu/fellowships-research-support/odyssey-project-internship. Deadline is April 8.

Don’t forget these!

Focus Group Participants Wanted (New Sign-Up Deadline)

New Filmmaking RSO

Need Academic Support?

I-Connect Experience

Summer Course Sneak Peek

Illinois Student Undergraduate Research Journal (ILSURJ)

Illinois Student Undergraduate Research Journal (ILSURJ) are looking for Copy Editors, Content Editors, Layout Specialists/Graphic Designers, and Public Relations Staff.

ILSURJ has been established for the purpose of advancing undergraduate research in all disciplines at the University of Illinois. Through the biannual publication of student research in both print and electronic format, ILSURJ showcases the dynamic nature of undergraduate inquiry on campus. Our goal is to build bridges between undergraduate and graduate students, faculty among varying disciplines, and the public. 

Through our peer-edited, faculty-reviewed electronic and print publications, we strive to develop and display the work produced by our high-achieving undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines in the spirit of development towards professional research. We aim to inspire interest in research and individual curiosity throughout the student body, faculty, and surrounding community. To review the roles available check out the application below!


New Student & Family Experiences is hiring Orientation Leaders

New Student and Family Experiences is looking for undergraduate students to serve as Orientation Leaders to help us welcome our Fall 2024 new students!  The position description and link to apply are below.

The OL position is designed to offer students the opportunity to implement orientation programming for new first year students and family members. OLs should be knowledgeable about the University of Illinois and have a desire to help new students have a successful transition. OLs attend a paid spring training session to help prepare them to be student leaders for New Student & Family Experience events. All OLs will assist at various events such as International Student Orientation, Fall Orientation/Welcome Days and various other orientation programs. Opportunities for continued fall/spring OL work will also be available. More information will be provided at training. The hourly rate for the OL position is $15.

APPLY NOW: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/438108272

Spring 2024 WRC Book Clubs

Voyager Scholarship

Have you demonstrated a commitment to public service? Do you plan to purse a career in public service upon graduation?  If so, the Voyager Scholarship is for you!

U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients who are entering their junior year (will be a junior in the Fall 2024), with a 3.0+ GPA and demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply. 

The Voyager Scholarship (Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service) is awarded to students focused on public service careers. A career in public service includes a range of occupations in government, non-profits or the private sector, from community organizing to social work and from entrepreneurship to the arts—all committed to solving our biggest challenges together. It provides up to $80,000 toward your education ($25,000/yr of financial aid for junior and senior year, $10,000 for a summer experience, and $2,000 annually for 10 years for travel). 

Learn about recent Illinois Voyager Scholars.

The final submittal deadline is in March 27, 2024.

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu 

LAS Career Services Spring Programming

Call for Submissions

You are invited to submit your work to the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism for the Spring 2024 Dream Edition! This edition will encompass what it means to “dream of more,” which includes both contemplating future aspirations and reimagining in a multitude of constructed contexts. Whether it entails the past, present, future, systems, institutions, relationships, methodologies, holidays, politics, fashion, education, emotions…we live in a world of constructs. To break away from these constructs, we dream of something new, something kinder, something better. This edition focuses on how those dreams take shape and will showcase the collective desire—and manifestation—of change that transcends the limits of our current reality. This edition we hope to publish criticism: academic, poetic, in the medium of art or prose or short stories. We hope to have a loose theme as writers and creators are more than willing to interpret, define, and redefine the term however suits them best, so the submitted work does not have to explicitly tie to abolition or social justice. We welcome nuanced perspectives and multiple interpretations, so please submit! 

For samples of work previously published : View MJLC’s Past Editions

If you have any questions, please direct them to mjlc@rso.wisc.edu

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