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Community of Scholars - Spring Campus Visit Program

Community of Scholars

The Graduate College recognizes that talented students have many graduate school options from which to choose. We also know the importance to the University of Illinois of enrolling diverse graduate student talent in our graduate programs and, in turn, understand how critical it is for a prospective student to see themselves as a valued member of our campus community.

Among the many opportunities offered by the Graduate College to support our graduate programs’ efforts to attract and enroll prospective graduate students from underrepresented populations is the Community of Scholars Campus (COS) visit. COS is designed to introduce newly admitted graduate students to the University of Illinois campus, their prospective graduate programs, and the many resources available to them while a student on our campus. 

This year’s format will include weekly interactive sessions, networking through social media, and virtual social activities. 

On Wednesdays in March from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. we will offer the following virtual activities:

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

  • Welcome/Overview/Virtual Campus Tour
  • Social Mixer with Current Graduate Students

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

  • Illinois Graduate Student Resources
  • Virtual Game Show

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  • SPI Program, Sloan UCEM Program Overviews
  • Virtual Apartment Tour


  • Sloan Research Showcase

2022 Community of Scholars Virtual Visit

Graduate programs may nominate their newly admitted graduate students from U.S. racial/ethnic populations underrepresented in graduate programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign by completing the invitiation form sent to your graduate program by Friday, February 18, 2022. If you have questions about the Community of Scholars Virtual Visit Program, please contact