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 ischool-support@illinois.edu with a picture of your pet and their diploma. We would like to create a collage of all our animal grads!

What do you mean break is almost over?

Did you all miss Pet of the Week as much as we did? To get us back into the furry feature of the week, we have Padmé! She may look like she is a little scared for the new semester approaching, but her human says she loves to sit in on classes with her furry friend, Poe!

If you want to share your cute (and studious) pets, send us their picture and a fun fact about them at ischool-support@illinois.edu. We would love to spotlight them and give them their moment to shine!