Wonder what college is like?

Experience the life of a Gies Business student!

The Business Shadow program, which runs October through November and February through April (excluding break periods), allows prospective students to attend a class and have a meal with one of our Business Student Ambassadors. This is a great opportunity to see what a college class is like, to ask questions about academics and campus life, and to meet the Gies family!

Fall 2018 Shadow Day Options

Option 1: Tuesday       9:30 – 10:50 am, BADM 320: Principles of Marketing      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, FIN 221: Corporate Finance               12:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch

Option 4: Wednesday   9:30 – 10:50 am, ACCY 202: Accountancy II                  11 am – Noon, Lunch

Option 5: Wednesday  11 am – 12:20 pm, BADM 340: Bus. Ethical Dilemmas  12:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch


Current available Tuesdays: Oct. 23, and 30; Nov. 6, 13, and 27*

Current available Wednesdays: Oct. 24, and 31; Nov. 7, 14, and 28*


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.


*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.


PLEASE NOTE: Reservations must be submitted at least 7 business days in advance of your requested date. The Fall 2018 Shadow Program reservation request form is now available; click here to submit your request.

We look forward to having you here on campus!



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