Alma Mater

To ensure the health and safety of our current students, we strongly request that prospective students refrain from visiting campus in person this fall. Large-scale and individual campus visits through University and Gies Undergraduate Admissions have been suspended indefinitely. Anyone who is not a part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community will not have physical access to campus residence halls, academic and administrative buildings, faculty, or staff.

We are taking many measures to keep our students and our University community safe, and to help reduce the number of possible exposures. Please join us in our efforts and participate in our virtual admission visit programs in lieu of coming to campus this fall.

We will host in-person events again once it is safe to do so. We appreciate your patience and understanding in advance!

Gies Virtual Meetings 

Let’s discuss all things Gies Business! Join us for a meeting with our Admissions Director or Coordinator to explore Gies majors and career options, student organizations, study abroad programs, and career services support in regards to internships and full-time employment.

We directly admit freshman and transfer applicants into Gies Business, so we cover admission requirements and the application review process in this virtual meeting as well.

Freshman meeting sign-up

3 pm CT daily meetings 

Off-campus transfer meeting sign-up

10 am CT meetings on November 6 and December 4

Peer-to-Peer Chat Sessions 

Prospective students can talk one-on-one with a current Gies student about academics, housing, student life, internships, sports, or whatever else you'd like! These student-to-student conversations will allow you to see a clearer picture as a Gies Illini.

Individual Appointments

Weekday appointments available September 21 - October 30. All times are in Central Time Zone.

Mondays 3-4 pm
Tuesdays 3-4 pm
Wednesdays 8-9 am
Thursdays 12-1 pm and 2-3 pm
Fridays 4-5 pm

Sign up today

Drop-in Hours

Weekday hours available September 21 - October 30. All times are in the Central Time Zone. 

Mondays 2-3 pm
Tuesdays 4-5 pm 
Wednesdays 9-10 am 
Thursdays 11 am - 12 pm and 3-4 pm 
Fridays 5-6 pm 

You can drop in during any of the above times using this Zoom link.

Gies Shadow Program

If you're interested in attending a business class, check out the Gies Shadow Program. The program is open to prospective students in the fall, and admitted students in the spring.

Sign up today

Gies Webinars 

To help you through the application process, we're excited to offer webinars to answer any questions you may have. You'll have the opportunity to go over application information, connect with our current students, learn more about our programs and campus, and ask questions. 

Faculty/Student Panel sign up
Wednesday, November 4 at 6pm CT

University Virtual Visit Resources

Want to learn about the Illinois campus as well as the admissions process? Through the University of Illinois Office of Undergraduate Admissions' Virtual Visit Portal, join an information session, take a campus tour, explore Champaign-Urbana, meet current students, and read helpful blogs. 

Gies News and Events

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