Graduate Programs Office Hours

For Currently Enrolled Graduate Students: 
Kathy Smith, Graduate Programs Supervisor
Walk-in hours:
MWF 8:45 AM - 11:50 AM
TR 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Please utilize Kathy's walk-in hours or email Kathy at to make an appointment.
Please call Kathy at 217-244-4539 if you have an emergent situation.


For Prospective Graduate Students and Onboarding New Graduate Students: 
Amy Cates, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Walk-in hours:
M-F 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Please feel free to email Amy at or to call 217-300-6722 if you would like to schedule an appointment.
Please email Amy at for emergent situations that occur after hours and on weekends. 


Graduate Programs Office Location:
Mechanical Engineering Building, 1206 W. Green Street, Offices 164-168 (until Winter Break 2018)
Computing Applications Building, 605 E. Springfield Avenue, Office 155 (beginning January 5, 2019)

Holiday/Vacation Schedules for GPO Staff:
December 22-January 1: The University will be closed for Winter Break.
January 2-4: Amy Cates and Kathy Smith will be available via email only.
March 27-30, 2019: Amy Cates will be at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Meeting.