Newly Admitted Students
Welcome to the Newly Admitted Students portion of our website. We will try over the summer to answer frequently asked questions and keep you up to date on any new developments. In May you will receive a letter from us regarding orientation, your teaching assignment (if applicable), your advising conference, and other relevant information.
A required Academic Orientation to Graduate Studies in English, Writing Studies, and Creative Writing, will be held in mid-August. The following week, our required, work-related Teaching Orientation will run from Monday through Friday. Instruction begins on Monday, August 24.
Have personal concerns? Try the following websites:
- Student insurance: http://www.si.uiuc.edu
- McKinley Health Center: http://www.mckinley.uiuc.edu/
- Vision care: http://www.grad.illinois.edu/current/vision.htm
- Housing: http://www.housing.uiuc.edu/
Have questions about programs? Try the following websites:
- Graduate Student Handbook: http://www.grad.uiuc.edu/grad_handbook/index.html
- English Graduate Student Association Website: http://www.english.illinois.edu/graduate/egsa
- Unit of Criticism and Interpretive Theory: http://criticism.english.illinois.edu
- Center for Writing Studies: http://cws.illinois.edu
- Writers’ Workshop: http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop
- Gender and Women’s Studies: http://www.gws.uiuc.edu
- African-American Studies: http://www.aasrp.uiuc.edu