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University Admissions and Gies Business Visit Options

Starting September 7, 2021, you can visit UIUC and Gies Business in person or online!

We offer visit programs for prospective first-year and off-campus transfer students. High school seniors who were admitted into another major/program on campus and current UIUC students can visit our intercollegiate transfer (ICT) information page to learn more about the transfer process. 

As we offer in-person campus meetings on a limited basis, we encourage any non-seniors to explore our virtual resources instead of registering for a campus visit. This consideration will allow more space for 2022 graduates who are working on a more condensed timeline in their college search. Your understanding is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to expanding campus visit access as soon as possible.

In-Person Campus Visits 

You can create your own itinerary to get the most out of your campus visit! We recommend scheduling a University Admissions information session/campus tour along with a Gies Business meeting. This will help you understand the admissions process and all UIUC and Gies has to offer.

Gies meetings are held on most Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons for first-year students, and on select Friday mornings for transfer students.   

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Virtual Visits

Prefer a virtual visit? We’re offering those as well! You can also check out our tour videos of the Business Instructional Facility. 

University Admissions Sessions
and Gies Meetings

Both the University Admissions information sessions and Gies Business meetings are available on select days.


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Peer-to-Peer Chats


Prospective students can make an appointment to talk one-on-one with a current Gies student about academics, housing, student life, internships, or whatever else you like! These conversations will allow you to see a clearer picture of life as a Gies Illini.

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For your visit

Prepare for your visit by reviewing campus COVID-19 guidelines, find accommodations and parking, learn about the Champaign-Urbana community, and see frequently asked questions.

Gies News and Events

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Bertram helping build a bridge for the next generation

Jim Bertram joined Gies as an instructor of finance this fall after spending 32 years in investment banking, working for major firms like Salomon Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Banc of America Securities, and William Blair. He will be teaching Investment Banking (FIN 463) this fall and succeeding Rob Metzger as the director of the Investment Banking Academy in January.

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Torelli: From civil engineer to Gies department head

Carlos Torelli will apply his engineering mindset and marketing expertise to his new role as head of the Department of Business Administration at Gies. “We have a responsibility to give back in academia at a certain point in our careers. I returned to Gies because I knew they would value my skills and my background and give me the opportunity to make an impact."