Honorary Pet Degrees!

Hey, iSchoolers!

We know that attending school from home can be tough sometimes, so we want to honor the real MVPs who give us that extra boost of willpower. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has invested in the iSchool Help Desk the power to award honorary degrees to any pet who has helped their human through school. If you have a pet at home who has stuck by your side through all of the Zoom sessions and homework assignments, then download a Diploma and fill it out for them!

An orange and white cat with diploma that reads "Masters of Science in Library and Information Sciences"

We have diplomas for every program at the iSchool, plus a blank template for any other degrees that they may have earned along the way. If you’re on campus, you can also stop by either of the help desks (2nd floor at 501 E Daniel or 4th floor at 614 E Daniel) and pick up a hard copy!

Lastly, please email us at help@support.ischool.illinois.edu with a picture of your pet and their diploma. We would like to create a collage of all our animal grads!

Blue-eyed Boomer

Feeling a little frigid this week? Boomer will keep the chill at bay with his own icy blue eyes. And for an extra scratch behind his handsome ears, he’ll cuddle in your lap and warm you for hours. Emma is a lucky human to have this pupper for cozy company.

A corgi name Boomer standing in a hallway staring into the camera. Boomer is white with brown and black accented coloring. His eyes are bright blue and his ears are the same size as his head.

Do you have a pet that you want to share? Email us their picture at help@support.ischool.illinois.edu!

Sir Skeeter the Corgi of Pennsylvania

Our first November pet of the week is Skeeter! Skeeter is a corgi and a Pennsylvania native. He misses his human Krysta very much when she is off studying preservation techniques. But when she comes home, he gets very excited for belly scratches and long walks with her.

Do you have a pet that you want to share? Email us their picture at help@support.ischool.illinois.edu!

An orange a white corgi laying in the grass. His head is tilted so that he's staring at something to the right.

Do you have a pet that you want to share? Email us their picture at help@support.ischool.illinois.edu!

Meet the Dog of Thunder!

Check out our 12-year-old good boi that we’re featuring this week–Thor. Don’t let his age fool you–he can be grumpy sometimes but he loves getting into shenanigans with his sister Tessa and taking her stuffed toys.
 
Decorative graphic featuring a brown-medium sized dog. He's standing on a sidewalk glance to the left with a forlorn expression on his face. Graphic reads: "iSchool Help Desk Pet of the Week; Thor"
If you have a pet that you would like featured, please email us at ischool-support@illinois.edu.

Oh, Ophelia, you’ve been on my mind girl since the flood

We’ve got snakes on the brain this week, folks! Meet Ophelia, a gentle ball python who provides her human company. She is most supportive when Kayla is cleaning or working on homework.

Decorative graphic featuring a thick snake wrapped around someone's hand. The snake is black with olive-colored spotting that is similar to leopard print. some of the spots have black spots in the center. The snake's head is pointed upward and resting on the top of her owner's hand. Graphic reads: "Ophelia, iSchool Help Desk Pet of the Week"

Follow Ophelia’s lead, and slither off into a good weekend!

If you have a pet that you would like to submit–scaley or furry- email us at ischool-support@illinois.edu .

 

Dogs Need Stuffed Animals Too

Happy Friday! the next member of Kayla’s menagerie is Tessa. The first time you meet Tessa, she will bring along a stuffed animal for you to meet as well and to keep her company, as she can get a little scared sometimes.

Decorative graphic featuring a brown golden retriever flopped on a bed and looking into the camera with a pair of sad brown eyes. Graphic reads: iSchool Help Desk Pet of the Week; Tessa.

If you would like your pet featured, please email us at
ischool-support@illinois.edu

Our Inaugural Gecko!

Pet of the week first, folks! Our first crested gecko. 😮 This darling’s name is Molly, named after Weasley matriarch because of her red coloring. Unlike Mrs. Weasley, Molly does not knit sweaters but she does love to catch bugs.
Decorative graphic featuring a gecko sitting on a white disc. The gecko is facing away from the camera and staring off into the distance. She's a rust red color, and her mouth is partially open. Graphic reads: "Molly; iSchool Help Desk Pet of the Week"
If you would like your pet featured, please email us at
ischool-support@illinois.edu .

Feline Pals

We’ve got two kitties to start off your three-day weekend. Junior and Rusty are pals who spend their days laying around sharing telepathic messages about which chairs get the best sunlight. We hope that your weekend is just as lazy as theirs!
Decorative graphic featuring two cats laying on a dark orange couch. The cat on the right (Junior) is a brown tabby with a white pelt and white paws. He's lying on his stomach with his front paws dangling in from. The cat on the left (Rusty) is an orange tabby. He's lying on his side with his front paws crossed in front of him. Both cats are staring off into space with apathetic expressions.
 
If you would like to feature your pet for pet of the week, please email us at ischool-support@illinois.edu.