The Office of Graduate Programs

Drop-In Advising hours:

Fall 2020 CS graduate advising is virtual:  CS Graduate Advising Queue
Monday - Thursday: 10:00-11:30 AM & 1:00-4:00 PM CST
Friday: 10:00-11:30 AM CST

1210 Siebel Center, (217) 333-4428,

Graduate Program Staff

Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Robin Kravets
3114 Siebel Center,

Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Darko Marinov
4233 Siebel Center,

Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Viveka P. Kudaligama
1210 Siebel Center,

Graduate Admissions/Senior Graduate Academic Advisor, Kara MacGregor
1210 Siebel Center,

Graduate Admissions/Graduate Academic Advisor, Maggie Metzger Chappell
1210 Siebel Center,

Coordinator of Online Programs, Christine Martinez
1210 Siebel Center,

Online Programs/Program Specialist and Academic Advisor, Desiree Marmon
1210 Siebel Center,

Online Programs/Program Specialist and Academic Advisor, Lisa Jagoda
1210 Siebel Center,

Graduate Admissions Specialist, Morgan Klajbor-Smith
1210 Siebel Center,

Office Manager, Dana Garard
1210 Siebel Center,

The Academic Office staff can assist students or answer questions regarding:

  • course registration
  • assessing academic progress
  • degree requirement and course planning
  • thesis format checks
  • qual, prelim, and final exam requirements and scheduling
  • Graduate College petitions (transfer of coursework, degree time extensions, etc.)
  • transferring in or out of the Department of Computer Science

For International Students Only

  • I-20 extensions or changes
  • CPT: Curricular Practical Training
  • OPT: Optional Practical Training

Graduate Academic Office Contact Information

Graduate Academic Office
University of Illinois
201 North Goodwin, 1210 Siebel Center
Urbana, IL 61801

Campus Mail Code: MC-258
Phone: (217) 333-4428
Fax: (217) 244-6073


Monday – Friday

  • Morning: 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Afternoon: 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM
  • Walk-in advising hours start at 10:00 AM

List of Graduate Advising Contacts and Virtual Advising Queue