U of I Commencement
It's time to celebrate! We are pleased to invite graduates and their families to a complimentary reception at Memorial Stadium's Colonnades Club. The ACES Alumni Association along with the ACES administrators, faculty and staff will be on hand to congratulate the College of ACES graduates and their families as well as welcome them to the ACES Alumni Association!
Graduates, please wear your cap and gown. Great photo opportunities await you at Memorial Stadium! Premiere access to the columns and field view will be moments you won't want to miss!
May 2018 Convocation
Sunday, May 13, 2018
5:30 pm State Farm Center
Line-up at 4:15 pm: Enter through tunnel off of Fourth Street, East Side of State Farm Center.
ACES Tassel Turn Reception - For the graduates and their familes, hosted by the ACES Alumni Association, will be held before the Graduation Ceremony from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Colonnades Club in Memorial Stadium. Registration is required. Register for ACES Tassel Turn Reception.
ACES Young Alumni, Family Spirit and Career Achievement Award Nominations are due to the ACES Alumni Association.
The College of ACES Alumni Association invites you to join us for an ACES in Places event in Union, IL.
Share your Illini Spirit at GRO Horticulture in Union, IL. GRO Horticulture Enterprises, Inc. began in 1985 specializing in large-tree planting and transplanting. Today, 30 years later they have the largest fleet of tree-moving equipment in the Midwest. Since 1989, the nursery has grown to a total of 250 acres and now includes a wide variety of shade trees, ornamental trees and evergreens. Join us for a tour of this facility and see a tree spade transplanting demonstration, owned by Greg Oltman, B.S. '72 Horticulture. Dinner and a program will follow off-site at the Pinecrest Golf Club.
Special guests include:
We hope you will join us for an evening to network and celebrate agriculture with the College of ACES.
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
5:15 PM Registration
5:45 PM Welcome
6:00 PM Tree Spade transplanting demonstration
6:30 PM Hayrack tour of the Nursery
7:00 PM Conclude and head to Pinecrest Golf Club
7:15 PM Dinner & Program
8:30 PM Conclude
GRO Horticulture Enterprises, Inc.
14440 Marengo Road
Union, IL 60180
Pinecrest Golf Club
11220 W. Algonquin Road
Huntley, IL 60142
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
We look forward to seeing you!
The ACES Alumni Board of Directors will hold their retreat and strategic planning session.
ACES Alumni are invited to bring youth ages 8-13 years old to campus for a 2 day educational experience while spending time together on the University of Illinois and College of ACES campus.
Participants will enjoy the college experience living in a residence hall, eating in the dining facilities and participating in educational classes on the College of ACES campus. This program will give you an opportunity to relive and share your college days as well as create new memories with your little Illini.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to return to campus with your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews to share in this experience!
Dates: July 11-13, 2018 (check in July 11)
Cost: $195 per person
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018
Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Paid registration includes:
Registration Information to Gather in Advance
To prepare for the registration process, we encourage you to gather a few items prior to starting the registration online to allow for a smooth process.
Correspondence will be done via email communication. It is imperative to provide an email address for each adult/child participating.
Adults will be asked to remain with their youth at all times. If one adult is registered with three youth, they all will stay together as a group and will attend all of the same classes together.
The College of ACES Departments have organized some wonderful hands-on sessions for you to participate in! We are excited to share topics with you and your family members!
Class options in the registration will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Some classes are limited in size due to the availability of equipment or size of space. No guarantee can be made for any class.
If individuals needs to cancel, a request for a full refund must be made in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 8, 2018. We will be unable to issue refunds after this date since we will already have incurred costs for the program.
Additional Registration Forms - Due June 8, 2018
You may only submit registrations electronically. In addition to the registration procedure, you will also need to complete the following forms and submit no later than June 8, 2018 for registration to be complete and accepted.