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Upcoming Events

Keep an eye out for these yearly events!

The Dean’s Student and Family Welcome

The Dean’s Student and Family Welcome occurs in August before classes start. It gives students and their families a chance to meet other families and catch a glimpse of what their students will experience at Illinois. This event is open to all new students (including freshman, transfer, and graduates students) and their families.


Each August, The Grainger College of Engineering welcomes new incoming freshmen and transfer students with an afternoon of inspiration and entertainment. Students are greeted at Krannert Center by Dean Rashid Bashir and other faculty and friends, after which they head outside for food, music, inflatables, and lots of fun.

Senior Send-Off

At the end of the school year, we celebrate our graduating seniors with special Senior Send-Off festivities. The celebration features music, study break snacks, and gifts for all seniors.