students enjoying FreshmanFest

Student Events


Each fall, the Dean welcomes our new students. The event is hosted on the Bardeen Quad and includes a traditional cookout, inflatables, music, and much more. Read more details about the event.

Engineering Convergence – Chicago

February (on-campus), Spring Break (Chicago)
Join Engineering at Illinois for Engineering Convergence in Schaumburg, Illinois on March 18. This dinner and discussion provides an opportunity for engineering students and alumni to interact, share information and career advice, and build networks in an informal, non-recruiting setting.

Engineering Connections

Engineering Connections is a change to join Engineering at Illinois and the Engineering Student Alumni Ambassadors (ESAA) for a dinner amongst students and alumni to discuss engineering and their interests in a variety of fields.

Dean’s International Student Graduation Reception

Join the dean for a reception honoring BS, MS, and PhD international graduates and their families. Read more details about the event.

Senior Send-Off

On Reading Day, join Dean Cangellaris for a fun event celebrating all graduating seniors. The celebration features music, study break snacks, carnival games & gifts for all seniors. Read more details about the event.