Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Footnotes: The English Department Newsletter

Volume 59 | August 25, 2014| Number 1

WELCOME NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS AND FACULTY!


What is Footnotes?

For those of you who are new to the department, Footnotes is the English Department’s weekly newsletter. Footnotes will contain important Graduate College deadlines, submission deadlines for call for papers, conference announcements, registration deadlines, faculty accomplishments and graduate student accomplishments (if permission form is turned in) as well as other valuable information.

To submit information for future editions, please send the information to shockey@illinois.edu. All information needs to be received by Thursday in order to be included in the following Monday’s edition. 

FROM THE GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE

Renee’s Fall Office Hours: Wednesday 1-4:30 and by appointment

Fellowship Payment
Graduate students on fellowship for the Fall semester (8/16/14-12/15/14), will receive their last fellowship payment on 12/16/14.

Pictures
Anyone wanting an updated picture should stop by 210 EB by September 12.  These pictures will be posted in the glass case outside 208 EB.

Deadlines

Dissertation Travel Grant – All materials needs to be submitted to Stephanie Shockey on September 2, 2014.

Conference Travel Grant – All materials needs to be submitted to Stephanie Shockey on September 22, 2014.

Fall 2014 – Dates to Remember
September 1: Labor Day (all campus holiday)  
September 8: Last day to add a first-half session course
September 8: Last day for student to add a semester course without permission
September 8: Deadline to submit forms to elect to audit a course for the semester
October 3:  Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a first half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
October 3: Last day to drop a first half-session course
October 17: Last day for student to drop a semester course on Web Self-Service
October 20: Second half-session courses begin
November 3:  Registration for spring begins.  Start times vary.  See you time ticket for your exact enrollment time at UI Integrate Self-Service
November 7: Last day to add a second half-session course
November 15: Last day to withdraw from the current term without a grade of W
November 14: Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a semester course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
November 14: Last day for student to drop a semester course without a grade of W (without approval)
November 14: Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
November 14: Last day for students to add themselves to Dec degree list via web UI Integrate Self- Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to UI Integrate Self-Service
Nov 22 - 30:  Fall vacation for students
November 27: Thanksgiving Break (all campus holiday)
December 1: Instruction resumes
December 5: Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
December 5: Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a second half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
December 5: Last day to drop a second half-session course, without a grade of W (without approval)
December 10: Instruction ends
December 11: Reading Day
December 11: Last day to add or drop a second half-session course with approval (a W is recorded)
December 11: Last day to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
December 11: Last day to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last spring or summer to prevent F by rule
December 12: Last day to complete deposit of December master’s theses
Dec 12 – 19:    Final examination period   
December 19:    Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating
students
December 22:    December degree conferral (no commencement)