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Considering becoming a Grainger Engineer? The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering is enhancing our virtual experiences this semester. Though campus visits have been suspended, we still want you to know all about our engineering culture and majors.


Explore Grainger Engineering

Join the Grainger Engineering recruitment team and department advisors to learn more about each majors, college resources, and the application process. You will have the opportunity to meet directly with department advisors and/or current students to deep dive into what their major has to offer to aid in your application process.

Wednesday, November 11 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm

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Student Hosted Webinars

Current students host webinars for prospective students to learn more about The Grainger College of Engineering. They will share a presentation with some of their experiences as an engineering student and answer your questions. Grainger Engineering staff will also be on hand to share more about life at the University of Illinois and the exciting opportunities available to you here.

Grainger Engineering Days

Hosted by the Engineering Outreach Bureau

The Engineering Outreach Bureau is one of 15 committees in Engineering Council. Our programs are developed and implemented entirely by current engineering students and are designed to inform interested individuals and groups, most often prospective students and their parents.  Open to anyone, Grainger Engineering Days are intended to introduce high school students to the many engineering curriculums offered at the University of Illinois. Students will learn about research labs, chat with engineering students, and much more. Click on a date below to register.

Dates:  Nov 5, Nov 12
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

Thinking about college? Here's your chance to hear firsthand from those-in-the-know at in the Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and hundreds of other colleges and universities nearby, across the country, and around the world.  Parents invited, too. Learn, connect, ask questions, and discover your best college fit!  Hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling NACAC.

October 12 & November 8

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Take a Photo Tour of Grainger Engineering

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Freshman Launch groups Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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Students test their VR skills in CS 498: Virtual Reality at the VR Lab at Siebel Center for Computer Science in Urbana on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
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Ganpath Karl, an Electrical Engineering major, works on soldering in the Advanced Power Applications Lab at ECE on Monday, March 4, 2019. Karl is involved with a sustainability project and has been active with Innovation, Leadership & Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) and iVenture Accelerator.
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Students gather to study and work in the Grainger Library overlooking the Bardeen quad on November 29, 2017.
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The sun's rays stream through the large windows of Geoffrey Yeh Student Center at Newmark Hall as students review classroom work in bright surroundings in Urbana on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The Civil Engineering student seen here is working on his master's degree, which he will receive in the summer of 2020.
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Students in ME 370 test their robots one last time, challenging them with rough terrain, during their finals at the Materials Science and Engineering Building in Urbana on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
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Members of the Concrete Canoe team row against strong winds as they use wooden boats for practice during their Paddling Team Meeting at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Project manager, Darren Liu, a senior in CEE, is determined to help his team reach nationals in spring 2019 with this year's design. Last year they took fourth place in regionals. The top two teams in regionals go on to compete in nationals. Last year's concrete canoe, featuring a pirate theme, is pictured docked at Crystal Lake during a paddling team meeting.
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Illinois students, faculty, staff, and the Marching Illini celebrate The Grainger Foundation's generous gift at Electrical and Computer Engineering Building in Urbana on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
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Students walk through the Siebel Center for Computer Science on November 1, 2017.
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Three students sit and work at Loomis Laboratory on November 2, 2017.
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Students observe a lecture taught by Professor Tim Stelzer at Loomis Laboratory on November 2, 2017.
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The exterior of the newly renovated Everitt Lab is seen here in Urbana on July 27, 2018.
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Students walk along the sidewalks of Bardeen Quad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on November 31, 2017.
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Grainger Engineering students, and students across the Midwest, don glow-in-the-dark jewelry as they solve web design puzzles under black lights at Caterpillar's Code in the Dark. The event was part of the 36-hour HackIllinois at ECEB in Urbana on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The Association for Computer Machinery at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign oversees HackIllinois each year.
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The Off-Road Illini SAE Baja team spend part of their Saturday building vehicles for competition while at Engineering Student Projects Lab in Urbana on Oct. 6, 2018.
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Computer Science Engineering students proudly wear their tee-shirts. Incoming freshmen and transfer students enjoy food, games, and mingling with Engineering professors and other students at Bardeen Quad during Launch! in Urbana on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
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Undergraduate students with Women in Engineering work together at the Mechanical Engineering Lab's Innovation Studio in Urbana on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Picture from left are: Ashley Mitchell, Delanie Steinweg, Michelle McCord, and Jamie Milota.
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Craig Zilles, associate professor of Computer Science, teaches CS 225 Data Structures at Grainger Auditorium at ECEB in Urbana on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
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Undergraduate Resources Office Hours

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays 
Times: 4:00 – 4:30 pm & 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Register for ECS Office Hours

For assistance or questions on undergraduate research, call the Engineering Undergraduate Researchhotline: 217-244-9995. You can also schedule a virtual appointment by emailing

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Register for IPENG Office Hours

Meet with Transfer Programs students and staff to learn more about the transfer process, Engineering Pathways, and The Grainger College of Engineering.

Dates: Sept 18, October 2, October 9, November 6, November 13, December 4, December 18
Time: 30 minute appointment, between 9:30 – 11:30 am CDT

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Join one of our Undergraduate Programs Office College Advisors or Assistant Deans to get your questions answered. Ask them anything! They are ready to meet you and support you in your application process.

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Times: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

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Dates: Sept 30, Oct 13, Oct 28, Nov 17
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Register for WIE Office Hours

Department Office Hours

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Times: 5:00 pm (T), 9:00 am (W), 2:00 pm (R)

Register for ABE Office Hours

Days: Mondays & Fridays
Time: 3:30 pm

Register for CS Office Hours

We Are Grainger Engineering

We do the impossible everyday.

Year In Review

2019 Was a big year for The Grainger College of Engineering. These are only a few of the highlights.

Self-Guided Tours

Join our tour guides as they show you their favorite spots on campus.

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About Our Majors

Visit Grainger Engineering's YouTube channel to see what being a student in your major is all about.

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Students Develop Beekeeping IoT for Renowned Research Lab

See how two ECE sophomores and their advisor developed WaggleNet, a wireless monitoring system, to help monitor the health of bees inside their hives while using an ad-hoc network for communication.  

Writing Your Admissions Essays

Some tips on how to write your admissions essays for Grainger Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

What Engineering majors do you offer? How do I make myself competitive to get into Grainger Engineering? How do I setup a visit to campus? Find answers to these questions and more by visiting our FAQ page.

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