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Graduate Program Staff

Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Brian Bailey
4222 Siebel Center,

Coordinator of Graduate Programs, Viveka P. Kudaligama
1222 Siebel Center, (217) 300-2276,

Graduate Admissions/Graduate Academic Advisor, Kara MacGregor
1224 Siebel Center, (217) 333-9706,

Graduate Admissions/Graduate Academic Advisor, Maggie Metzger Chappell
1220 Siebel Center, (217) 333-3527,

Online Programs/Program Specialist and Academic Advisor, Desiree Marmon
1220 Siebel Center,  (217) 300-8137,

Online Programs/Program Specialist and Academic Advisor, Christine Martinez
1220 Siebel Center,  (217) 265-7595,

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

Grad 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