Wonder what college is like?

Experience the life of a Gies Business student!

The Business Shadow program, which runs on select days in February, March, and April, allows prospective students to attend a class and have a meal with one of our Business Student Ambassadors. This is a great opportunity for admitted students to see what a college class is like, to ask questions about academics and campus life, and to meet the Gies family!

Spring 2019 Shadow Day Options

Please note: Spring Shadow Days are only open to admitted students who have not participated in a previous Shadow Day visit.

Option 1: Tuesday       9:30 – 10:50 am, BADM 310: Management & Organizational Behavior     11 am – Noon, Lunch

Option 2: Tuesday       11 am – 12:20 pm, ACCY 201: Accountancy I                  12:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch

Option 3: Tuesday       11 am – 12:20 pm, ACCY 202: Accountancy II                 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch

Option 4: Wednesday   10 – 10:50 am, FIN 221: Corporate Finance               11 am – Noon, Lunch

Option 5: TBD

Option 6: TBD


Current available Tuesdays: Feb. 5, 12, and 26; March 5 and 12; April 9, 16, 23, and 30

Current available Wednesdays: Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27; March 6 and 13; April 10, 17, and 24


All shadows should check in with the Undergraduate Admissions office and meet their Business Ambassador in Room 1055 in the Business Instructional Facility 15 minutes before the class starts. Shadows also have the option of attending the 1:30 family information session led by Gies Undergraduate Admissions. These specifics will be included in a confirmation email once we have secured your attendance with our Business Ambassador.


*Dates may change due to course schedules, specifically exams, and there is a limited number of shadow spots available for each date. We will update this list as frequently as possible.


Reservations must be submitted at least 7 business days in advance of your requested date. The Spring 2019 reservations will become available Jan. 11. Please check back at that time to submit your request.



Please email us at admissions@business.illinois.edu.