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Event Schedule

Friday, March 10

9:00 a.m: Explore ACES opens to the public. Feel free to visit the department booths, check out student organizations, and take tours of campus!

9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 1:30 p.m, and 2:30 p.m: Explore ACES Experiences will begin. These sessions are an opportunity for students to gain a more personalized look at specific departments they're interested in.

3:30 p.m: Explore ACES ends.


Saturday, March 11

9:00 a.m: Explore ACES opens to the public.

Admitted student programming will vary by department, look for correspondence from departments for more information. Meet with advisors and professors, and ask questions to plan for your future in ACES. 

2:00 p.m: Explore ACES ends.



ACES campus tours: Friday at 10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 2:30 p.m. Tours will be 20 minutes, and groups will meet in the atrium of ACES Library. Look for volunteers wearing SAC shirts to lead your tour!

Full campus tour: must be scheduled ahead of time here.

Housing tours: Friday from 2 - 4 p.m. at Illinois Street Residence Hall, Nugent Hall, Snyder Hall, and Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls. Saturday tours will be from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Nugent Hall and Illinois Street Residence Hall. The full listing of Housing Tours can be found here.



Each day there will be food trucks located in the circle drive south of the ACES Library. On Friday, Bevier Cafe will also be open.

Other campus food options are available at the Illini Union and on Green Street, on the northern end of campus.



ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center (LIAC)

The ACES Library is the central hub of Explore ACES. Each department will have a table in the Heritage Room along with academic programs and career services. Study abroad, housing, and other non-departmental exhibits will also be housed in ACES Library.

Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building

This building will house exhibits and booths from the Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Leadership and Science Education, Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Human Development and Family Studies departments.

Animal Sciences Laboratory

This building will include posters, displays, and experiences from the Animal Sciences department.

Plant Sciences Lab & Greenhouses

These buildings will house experiences, tours, and booths from the Crop Sciences department.

Stock Pavilion

The Stock Pavilion will have live animal exhibits and experiences from the Animal Sciences department.

Turner Hall

This building will include experiences and exhibits from the Crop Sciences and Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences departments.