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  Nick Wherley  2/19/2020 11:00:00 AM  

1. Explore ACES Reminder

2. Individual or Group Visits

3. Guide to ACES Majors

1. Explore ACES. Join us for Explore ACES 2020! The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) invites you to join us at Explore ACES 2020 - a fun, interactive day to visit the University of Illinois and learn more about the academic and career opportunities available through ACES!

When:     Friday, March 27, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.      

Where:   ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center, 1101 S Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Here's what the day will include:


    Participate in 30-minute, interactive experiences designed to allow future students to learn about ACES majors and highlight the exciting opportunities in ACES.  Multiple experiences offered each hour, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.


    Visit demonstrations and exhibits led by current students throughout the College of ACES campus.

    Learn more about our majors, the admissions process, scholarships, and student life

    Take a tour of ACES campus

Advanced registration is not required.  However, if you RSVP in advance, we will send you an advanced copy of the day's agenda, teacher lounge information and an Explore ACES student activity sheet before the event. Click here to RSVP

Please find attached a printable classroom poster to include with your sign up sheet.

2. Individual or Group Visits. The College of ACES welcomes individual and group visits to campus. We will gladly host you for the day, provide personalized experiences, including facility tours, school alumni host or hostess, class/laboratory observation, visit with faculty, student panels, and more. Both high school and community college students are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Tour opportunities include:
Meat Science Laboratory
Pilot Plant Food Manufacturing
Crop Science Research and Education Center
Beef, Dairy, and Horse Farm (seasonal)
Distributed Autonomous Systems Laboratory (Agriculture Robotics)

This is just a small sample of opportunities, please contact us if you have specific requests or want to learn more.

To set up a visit, feel free to contact me directly, email, or call 217.333.3380.

3. Guide to ACES Majors. We sent out guides in early January to those who requested them. If you did not receive one or would like one, feel to respond to this message.
If you would like us to send you or your school counselor a Guide to ACES Majors packet, please respond to this message, and we will get it in the mail. The guide includes a description of all the ACES majors and minors offered as well as the concentrations in each area. It is an informative resource for individuals exploring college and career opportunities related to food, agriculture, communities, economics, and the environment.

Nick Wherley

Coordinator of Agriculture Outreach & Recruitment

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Office of Academic Programs |University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

217.333.3380 |217.244.5170 |

Nick Wherley
University of Illinois
Phone: 217-333-3380 Cell: --
Address: 1301 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
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