Upcoming Events

Alumni Weekend

Join us for the AE Annual Alumni weekend on October 11 and 12. This fall you will find opportunities to engage with current students, network with alumni, and cheer the Fighting Illini onto victory. Events and additional activities will be added as they are confirmed.

Group of alumni dressed in illinois gear

Alumni Weekend Itinerary

Friday, October 11

Open Session of the AE Alumni Board Meeting
8:00am - 11:45am
Location TBA
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 Department Overview    
  • New Faculty/Staff Introductions
  • Corporate Relations Update
  • AE Alumni Advisory Group Report Outs 
AE Alumni Social
Time: 6:00pm
Join fellow alumni for a casual evening event. More details to come.  


Saturday, October 12

AE Annual Tailgate
Time: TBA
Join the AE department as we celebrate Illini football. The tent is located in Lot 31 across from Grange Grove. This year's tailgate will be exclusive to AE alumni, their guests, faculty, staff and students.  

 Illini Football vs. Purdue
Kickoff Time: TBA
Memorial Stadium
Seating options will be made available at a later date. 

To attend any of these events or to request disability accommodations, 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