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Event Schedule

Friday, March 9

The event starts at 9am. All ages are welcome!

Experiences are happening throughout the day, starting at 10, 11, 1, and 2:15. They will last about 30 minutes.

Doors close at 3pm. 

Saturday, March 10

Registration for the admitted student program is from 8 to 8:45am, and the program for starts at 9. Please register on the homepage!

The event concludes at 3pm. 



ACES campus tours: Friday only, taking place every half hour starting at 9:30am. The last tour begins at 2pm. Tour groups will meet in the atrium of ACES Library.

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.



On Friday there will be food trucks located in the circle drive south of the ACES Library. 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.