Upcoming Events

Alumni Weekend

Join us for the AE Annual Alumni weekend on October 6 and 7. This fall you will find opportunities to engage with current students, network with alumni, cheer the Fighting Illini onto victory and explore the new addition to the Talbot building. Events and additional activities will be added as they are confirmed.

Group of alumni dressed in illinois gear

Alumni Weekend Itinerary

 
Friday, October 6
 

Open Session of the AE Alumni Board Meeting
Electrical & Computer Engine9
Join the AE Alumni Advisory Board for breakfast and an open session with news from the department and the alumni advisory groups.

  • 8:00am - Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30am - Welcome and Introductions
      • Department Overview, Jonathan Freund
  • 9:15am - AE Alumni Advisory Group Report Outs

More detail about the agenda to come. 

Walking Tour of The Grainger Engineering Campus
2:00-3:30 pm | The Engineering campus has undergone many renovations, additions, and upgrades over the past few years. This walking tour will highlight the new facilities that foster creativity and innovation in our current students and faculty. The tour will end at Grazianno Plaza in time for the reception.

 AE Annual Tailgate
Time: TBD
Lot 31 on the northwest corner of 1st St. and Kirby Ave. (across from Grange Grove)
Join the AE department as we celebrate Illini football. The tent is located at the northwest corner of First Street and Kirby Avenue across from Grange Grove. This year's tailgate with be exclusive to AE alumni, their guests, faculty, staff and students.  

Saturday, September 10

Brunch
10:00 am
Location TBD
More details to come. 

Campus Tour
12:00 pm
If you haven't been on campus for a while you won't want to miss this walking tour of the main campus. Join an AE staff member for a look at all changes this campus has undergone and relive your Illinois experience.

To help the department plan appropriately, please RSVP by August 26 for the events you would like to attend.
If you have questions please email Courtney McLearin at aero-events@illinois.edu

Lodging

The TownePlace Suites Champaign Urbana/Campustown has a block of rooms reserved for guests of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. This hotel is just off Green Street in the heart of CampusTown. Make your reservation by September 6 to receive the department's discounted rate.
Check in: as early as Thursday, October 5
Check out: by Sunday, October 8

Book your room at Towneplace Suites

Be filled with the Illini spirit by reserving a room in the Illini Union Hotel. With views that overlook the Main Quad, alumni are sure to relive their college days with a stay at the Union. Make your reservation by September 4 using the code AE2023 to receive the department's discounted rate.
Check in: as early as Thursday, October 5
Check out: by Sunday, October 8

Book your room at the Illini Union Hotel

The Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana has a block of rooms reserved for guests of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. This hotel is on University Avenue just across from Beckman Institute.  Make your reservation by September 10 to receive the department's discounted rate.
Check in: as early as Thursday, October 5
Check out: by Sunday, October 8

Book your room at the Hampton Inn

Contacts

Tim Cochrane

Tim Cochrane
Associate Director of Advancement

tcochran@illinois.edu

Debra Levey Larson

Debra Levey Larson
Communications and Alumni Relations

dlarson@illinois.edu

Courtney McLearin

Courtney McLearin
Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator

mailto:cmcleari@illinois.edu