School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Illini Days and Information Sessions

Congratulations on your admission to the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois!

We invite you to visit us at Illini Days and join our Departmental Information Session to learn more about Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Computer Science + Chemistry. Academic Advisors, Career Services, Student Advising Leaders, and faculty from the School of Chemical Sciences will be present to answer your questions and share insight about resources and various opportunities for Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Computer Science + Chemistry students at Illinois.

Virtual School of Chemical Sciences Information Sessions

February 11, 9:00-10am

March 3, 6:00-7:00pm

April 11, 1-2pm

April 26, 8:00-9:00pm

Illini Days in the Chemistry Library Conference Room

February 20, 11-12pm

March 6, 11-12pm

March 24, 11-12pm

March 27, 11-12pm

March 31, 11-12pm

April 3, 11-12pm

April 6, 11-12pm

April 7, 11-12pm

April 10, 11-12pm

April 14, 11-12pm

Please sign up in advance here

Questions about Illini Days and Virtual Departmental Information Sessions? Email Wolali Dedo.

Admitted Checklist, Illinois Undergraduate Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who Are Our Current Students

Our current students come from all over Illinois, the United States, and the world (from countries like China, India, Nigeria, and South Korea)

  • Pursuing minors in everything from Anthropology to Sustainability  
  • Leading award-winning student organizations like AIChE and ACS
  • Completing internships at Fortune 500 and start-up companies
  • Participating in cutting edge research with world-renowned faculty 
  • Becoming student leaders, teaching and mentoring their peers 
  • Engaging in study abroad opportunities in countries like Costa Rica, Denmark, Spain, and South Africa 


Who will help me plan and register for my first semester of classes at Illinois this summer or fall?

The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Academic Advisors will use Zoom to meet individually with all incoming students to discuss their interests, goals, and plans for their first semester at Illinois. Students can begin signing up for New Student Registration in March. We recommend that students sign up for New Student Registration as early as possible and complete all necessary tasks (placement exams and online orientations) before their appointment. SCS Advising will email about 1-2 weeks before your registration appointment with details to help you prepare.

Who should I contact with questions about my roommate or housing assignment?

If you have questions about housing choices, assignments, or roommates, please contact University Housing

What technology will I need to access?

Various computer labs, maker spaces, and printing stations can be found around campus. Students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering also have access to computer labs in 211 & 308 Noyes Lab (on the main quad). We recommend that students purchase a personal computer and the Microsoft Office Suite (which can be downloaded for free at the Illinois Webstore). Either a PC or a MAC should be sufficient for your needs.

Online Illinois Technology Recommendations

TechZone LAS Computer Recomendations

TechZone Engineering Computer Recomendations

What are some resources available to me if I am interested in a pre-health professional program, such as medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy?

Health Professions Advisors at The Career Center assist pre-health students in preparing for the application process to health professional schools. The office provides information, resources, and insight to assist you in exploring the various health professions, identifying hands-on experiences in the health field, and  learning how to become a competitive applicant.

Career Center Pre-Health Advising

What other advising services exist for students interested in professional programs?

Illinois also has an excellent Pre-law Advising staff to help students prepare and apply for law school. 

Where can I learn more about careers and/or graduate programs for Chemical Engineering and Chemistry majors?

The School of Chemical Sciences Career Services office can help you draft a great science resume, practice interviews, explore internship and career opportunities, and much more! 

What if I’m finding course content challenging? Are there academic support resources on campus?

In addition to meeting with your professors and teaching assistants during office hours, dedicated times that you can stop in to ask your instructor's questions, we recommend that you utilize the various free tutoring resources available on campus.

Chemistry Learning Center

Math Tutoring

Econ Tutoring

The Writer's Workshop

CARE (Center for Academic Resources in Education)

OMSA (Office of Minority Student Affairs)

What are some ways I can find a community on campus or meet new people?

There are so many different communities and ways to get involved at Illinois! We recommend that students explore a variety of professional and more social student organizations. Many of our students are members of AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) and/or ACS (American Chemical Society) 

You can also search One Illinois for many other registered student organizations (RSOs) online or take advantage of the activities and support offered by the many cultural and resource houses at Illinois.