New Graduate Student 1st Semester Advising / Registration Guidelines

2021 New Grad Student Welcome - Date TBA (August, 2021)

  • Location TBA

2021 CS 591 PhD Seminar

This is a required seminar for new incoming PhD students taught every fall term.

  • Fall 2021 CS 591 PhD Orientation syllabus will be available in Compass to students enrolled in the seminar.
  • There will be two sections of the CS 591 PHD orientation seminar: Section PHD CRN 41977 (in-person)  and Section PH2 CRN 35946 (overflow section delivered online).
  • International students who will be first-time arrivals in the U.S. must register for CS 591 PHD CRN 41977  section. Please contact the department if you are an international student transferring from another U.S. institution.

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