Graduate Student Resources

FSHN Business Office

Not sure which staff member to contact? Check out the FSHN Business Office Profiles

Lab Safety Training

The Division of Research Safety’s on-line training is a mandatory requirement established by the University for all new employees or students working in research labs that have or use biological, chemical or radiological materials.

If you are a new employee or student working in such a lab, please follow the instructions found here.


To obtain keys, your faculty advisor must email the following information to Victoria Price at and cc the student.

  • Building(s) that student needs access to
  • Specific room number that student needs access to. Please include building name so that proper key is given.

Victoria will send an email when the keys are ready for pickup from the FSHN Business Office located in Bevier 260.


Work with FSHN Accounting for travel and purchase reimbursements.

The following forms can be found here:

  • Request to Travel (RAT)
  • Travel Reimbursement Form
  • Purchasing Support Form (PSF)

All forms should be submitted to FSHN Accounting in one of the following ways:

  • Email scanned copies of everything to
  • Drop off documents at the main FSHN Business Office located in Bevier 260
  • Put documents in the Accounting mailbox located in Bevier 268.

IT Services

Make sure you have access to your Illinois email account even if you forward your mails to a personal account. Some internal University emails may not get forwarded properly.

If you require access to department files and devices, please ask your faculty advisor to send a request to

For department related IT issues, please reach out at:
Bevier Hall 158


There are a lot of important details involved in earning a graduate degree. The department handbook provides vital information about the process of earning a graduate degree in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The most recent handbook contains the most up to date information about procedures and processes.

If you are checking degree requirements, you are governed by the handbook that was in effect for the semester that you first enrolled in the program, but the procedures in the most recent handbook apply to all students.

The Illinois Graduate College Handbook covers policies and procedures that pertain to all Graduate Students.

FSHN GSA Graduate Student Resources Guide

The FSHN GSA has created a New Graduate Student Resources Packet to help incoming Graduate Students navigate campus and the surrounding community.

Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO)

GEO Mission Statement: The GEO works to find common ground among all graduate employees, regardless of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, department, job category, or membership in the union. Membership in the GEO is, and will remain, voluntary.

You can find out more information about the GEO by visiting their website at


Please read all mass emails being sent by the University for the most recent COVID information. You can also find updated information in all one place by visiting the University COVID-19 site.