New students Spring 2013: Checklist
Questions about how to set up email, register, etc? Download the checklist to prepare for the first day of class.
UPP Next: A Professional Development Series
Check back soon for the Spring 2013 schedule. And save the date for the 2013 Internship Connection on Friday, March 15.
The testimonial below was recently sent to several members of the UPP faculty and staff....the graduate has agreed to have it shared publicly.
"....I'm writing this to let you know about what skills/classes were most useful to me and getting this job. I could not have gotten this job without the internship. Even though it was unpaid, my work there led directly to the connections and products that got me the job. Ironically, I would not have been qualified for the internship if it wasn't for the knowledge I gained in 505/506. Coastal zone planning and watershed planning share many of the same contacts in the Chicagoland area and I was able to leverage those contacts I made during 505/506 during my internship. (click here to read more). I also don't think I would have done half as well in 505/506 or have had much interest in those topics were it not for having Professor Iversen for 502 and absorbing his passion for environmental issues and deciding that there just aren't enough people out there working toward environmental issues. I use my design skills in InDesign (460) regularly in designing the layouts of the executive summaries and final plans (and an occasional poster as well). Although we have another coworker in the office that focuses on GIS, I use GIS (461, 462) fairly regularly and I would say well over 50 GIS maps go into any one watershed plan that we produce. Much of the data we collect in field is mapped into layers that we use to determine where the most critical areas in the watershed are. And every professor connected to UDVL is fantastic to work with. The policy knowledge I gained in Professor Jaffe's Economics and Environmental Planning (571) and working with him again on my master's were crucial and have been probably one of the most important ways in which I have been able to increase the value of the plans we are already writing since the majority of my coworkers are either ecologists or landscape architects and know very little of policy. I also am working regularly with [a practitioner] (who I met through 558), because he is managing the grant for one of our watershed plans.
So, long story short, I sure didn't know where my journey at UIC would take me, but I am happy to tell you that I love my new job and am thrilled to be working on water issues, for which I have a passion. And I'll probably never have to manage a restaurant again so the gamble of going back to school has more than paid itself off. Thank you all for helping me to get to where I am now.
New students, if you're interested in where students have recently done internships, check this page.
Important Spring 2013 Dates
January 14, M Instruction begins. Last day to submit Withdraw from Term request via Student Self-Service and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
January 21, M Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes.
January 24, Th Spring Graduates Master's Thesis or Project Proposal Approval Forms and Independent Study Approval Forms should be turned in by this date to register before the deadline.
January 25, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record; last day to receive tuition adjustment for individual courses dropped via Student Self-Service.
February 1, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
If you submitted your intention to graduate in a prior term but did not complete your degree requirements you must resubmit your intent to graduate the semester that you plan to complete ALL degree requirements
February 10, Sun CampusCare deadline to change coverage or submit waiver of coverage form.
February 15, F Approved Plan of Study for second semester MUPPS due! or an advising hold will be placed on your registration for Summer/Fall 2013 FOR SECOND SEMESTER MUPPs Only
March 1, F Please submit Committee Recommendation Form for Thesis, Prelim or Dissertation Defense to UPP. Must be typed online before printing. Please allow 3 weeks before defense for papers to be processed and returned.
Read the following carefully: http://grad.uic.edu/cms/?pid=1000027
March 22, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
March 25-29, M-F Spring vacation. No classes.
April 12, F Last day for Urban Planning to receive approved master's project with certificate of approval signed by advisor for graduation this term.
All projects must have a signed project approval form attached to them.
I cannot accept the project without the signature of the project advisor!
Two hard copies of the project and one electronic copy. Thanks.
April ?, M Registration begins for Graduate Student Summer 2013/Fall 2013 CHECK YOUR TIME TICKET. The Time Ticket can be viewed under Registration at my.UIC.edu at Registration Eligibility.
May 3, F Instruction ends.
May 6-10, M-F Final Examinations.
May 10, F CUPPA COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY FOR Sum 2012, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Graduates: DETAILS WILL COME UNDER SEPARATE EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM CUPPA DEAN’S OFFICE STAFF.
May 11, Sa Semester ends.
Master's Project Library
Students can now access the Master's Project Library to review topics, methodological approaches, format and presentation of projects submitted by recent graduates. Please follow the instructions below:
Accessing the Master’s Project library (located in Room 225)
- Create and print list from spreadsheet of up to 5 projects (include all information on spreadsheet);
- Contact Ann Barnds email@example.com; include information on which projects you would like to view and when you would like to pick them up;
- Ann will respond letting you know if you can pick them up directly from her or from the front desk;
- Projects can be kept for 1 hour. No electronic copies can be checked out.
Graduation and Diplomas
Completion of Master's Project/Thesis
If you previously registered for UPP 597 or 598 and did not complete your project or thesis by the due date (not the end of semester), you received a DF (Deferred Grade). When you complete your project or thesis satisfactorily, the grade will then be changed to an S.
Intent to Graduate
The Intent to Graduate process must be completed for the term you intend to
graduate. The process requires submission of an on-line form, which is available from the time when registration for the term begins through the Friday of the third week of fall and spring semesters, or through the second week of the summer semester. A full explanation of the process is on the Graduate College webpage.
Please note: If you complete an Intent to Graduate form for one term and do not complete all graduation requirements (including Master's Project or thesis submitted by the due date), you will not graduate that term. You must complete another Intent to Graduate for the new term in which you are attempting to graduate.
The Diploma is recognition of completion of your degree, although the
official document attesting to completion of a degree is the
transcript. Diplomas are mailed to graduates approximately three months
after the term of graduation. Diplomas are mailed after Fall, Spring
and Summer terms and are not connected with the Spring term commencement ceremonies.
Diplomas are sent to the student's official mailing address in the
student database. Students may change the mailing address as needed
using the Student Self-Service.
Alternatively, students may enter a Diploma Mailing Address in
Student Self-Service (which may be different than the regular mailing
address) up until one week after final exams end. If the Diploma
Mailing Address needs to be added or changed after that time, the
student must contact the Office of Registration and Records (Records) in
the Office of Admissions and Records. If the diploma is not
received after three months, or there are questions about the diploma,
the Office of Registration and Records (Records) should be consulted.
For contact information and additional information about diplomas
consult the diploma section of the Registration and Records website.