Upcoming Events

 Alumni Weekend

Join us for the AE Annual Alumni weekend on September 9 and 10, 2022. 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 are listed below. Additional activities will be added as they are confirmed.
To help the department plan appropriately, please RSVP by August 26 for the events you would like to attend. 

Alumni Weekend Itinerary

Friday, September 9
Parking for alumni guests will be reserved on Springfield Avenue between Wright Street and Mathews Street. 
Walking Tour of The Grainger Engineering Campus
TBD | 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. This tour schedule will be finalized at a later date.  

Talbot Laboratory Annex Dedication Ceremony and Open House
3:30pm | Grazianno Plaza (between Engineering Hall and Everitt Lab)
Join the department as we dedicate the new annex laboratories. Reception will begin at 3:30 pm. Ceremony to start at 4:00 pm followed by tours of the new facility. All AE alumni and their guests are welcome at this event. 

 AE Alumni Social
7:00pm | Papa Del's Pizza
Join your fellow alumni at Papa Del's for good food, drinks, and networking. All AE alumni and their guests are welcome at this event. 


Saturday, September 10

Tee off before the game
8am | Atkins Golf Club 
Atkins Golf Club is a new 18-hole public championship golf course in central Illinois. Gifted to the university in 2020, the beautifully manicured bentgrass fairways, premium greens and fair, yet challenging design, make Atkins Golf Club an incredible experience for golfers of all levels. Callaway Maverick rental clubs, golf carts, and a shotgun start at 8:00 am will have you finished in time to join the department for the tailgate and Illini game later that day.  

AE Annual Tailgate
1pm | 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 in the President's Tent at the annual tailgate. The tent is located at the northwest corner of First Street and Kirby Avenue across from Grange Grove. All AE alumni and their guests are welcome at this event. 

Fighting Illini vs. Virginia Cavaliers
3pm | Memorial Stadium, Colonnades Club
There are a limited number of department football tickets available. Department seating is located in the Colonnades Club and must be purchased directly from AE to receive the discounted rate of $100/ticket. Kickoff is 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 10.

If you prefer another seating location general public football tickets can be purchased through the athletics website. 

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




Tim Cochrane

Tim Cochrane
Associate Director of Advancement


Debra Levey Larson

Debra Levey Larson
Communications and Alumni Relations


Courtney McLearin

Courtney McLearin

Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator