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U of I Commencement
All Day Event
University of Illinois

U of I Commencement

ACES Tassel Turn
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Memorial Stadium, Colonnades Club

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!

ACES Commencement
Start Time: 5:30 PM
State Farm Center

May 2018 Convocation

ACES 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 Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
Start Time: 10:00 AM

Board Meeting

ACES Young Alumni, Family Spirit, and Career Achievement Award Nominations Due
All Day Event

ACES Young Alumni, Family Spirit and Career Achievement Award Nominations are due to the ACES Alumni Association.

ACES in Places: GRO Horticulture
Start Time: 5:15 PM
GRO Horticulture

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:

  • Dean Kim Kidwell, College of ACES Dean

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

Cost: $30.00

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, May 23, 2018

We look forward to seeing you!

ACES Alumni Board Retreat
Start Time: 10:00 AM
College of ACES

The ACES Alumni Board of Directors will hold their retreat and strategic planning session.

ACES Family Academies
All Day Event
1101 S Goodwin Ave

Register Now

We look forward to hosting you at the
2018 ACES Family Academies!

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:

  • FIVE ACES Family Academies classes and class materials. 
  • Two nights lodging in Bousfield Hall 
  • 3 Days of Parking on campus
  • Unique evening tours 
  • Two Breakfasts, Two Lunches and a Tailgate Dinner event
  • Transportation to sessions off campus
  • ACES Family Academies T-shirt and giveaway items
  • A lifetime of memories

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.

  • Names and Contact Information for each person attending.
  • Email Address, Phone, and Mailing address
  • T-shirt size for each participant
  • Age and Birthdate of the child
  • Child - Anticipated High School and Graduation Date

Correspondence will be done via email communication. It is imperative to provide an email address for each adult/child participating.

Adult/Child Requirement 
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.

Class Sessions 
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.

Cancellation Policy 
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.  

Thank you to our Exclusive Sponsor:
Farm Credit Illinois


U of I Dad's Weekend
All Day Event
University of Illinois

Dad's Weekend