Student News

Social Work Student Town Hall Virtual Meeting

June 9, 2020

It is important in a time of so many negative and divisive forces, we engage as strong and positive partners with those we are committed to serving. All students are welcome to attend and share your thoughts and ideas, or simply to listen. Please join us tomorrow evening. June 10, 2020 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The ... Read more

Message from Dean Anderson: Processing George Floyd Tragedy

June 1, 2020

Dear School of Social Work Community Members, As protests boil over in cities across the country and in our own community following the tragic death of George Floyd, I know that many of us at the School of Social Work are deeply saddened by this inexplicable loss and angered about the actions of the Minneapolis ... Read more


School of Social Work Virtual Convocation

May 11, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. The celebration will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. however students should log-on no later than 12:35 p.m. Each student is allocated 4 total graduation “tickets” (Zoom webinar log-in access) to be dispersed to family, friends, and loved ones. This information was sent via email. An in-person ceremony will ... Read more

Student Advocates for Those Aging Out of Foster Care During Pandemic

April 16, 2020

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has agreed to continue protecting soon-to-be 18- and 21-year-olds who are set to age out of the state’s foster care system during the coronavirus pandemic. “At a time when young people … are returning to the homes of their parents all over the country, we ask that ... Read more


COVID-19 SSW Updates

March 12, 2020

For up-to-date information on University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus developments, please visit: Other resourses: State of Illinois Public Health COVID-19 website Key Email Communications: 6/19/2020 – Return to Campus Communication 3/15/2020 – Update from Dean Anderson Archived Massmails from the University of Illinois Community Resources: Student Information: Courses We are suspending face-to-face instruction for ... Read more

Harnessing Technology for Social Good Lecture Series 2020

February 18, 2020

The American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare spearheaded the Grand Challenges of Social Work, representing 12 challenges focused on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society. In 2018-19, the School of Social Work presented a lecture series to promote interest in this topic. This ... Read more


Wellness Wednesdays-Spring 2020

January 14, 2020

All events will take place in Room 2018. Space is limited. Registration is required to attend. Healthy snacks will be provided. January 29, 2020 Organization: Two Roads Wellness Emotional Wellness: 6 steps to improving emotional wellness Please click the corresponding time below to register: 12:00-12:50 p.m. 5:00-5:50 p.m. Registration closes on 1/26 at 11:59 pm ... Read more


GameDay Spirit Social Work Fanstore Now Available

September 12, 2019

The School of Social Work is proud to partner with GameDay Spirit to provide an online Social Work Fanstore. Apparel will be available for purchase in a variety of options and on a long-term basis. Shipping is free on all orders over $75.   ... Read more

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RISING SPROUTS Grows From iVenture Accelerator

June 24, 2019

MSW student, Manasi Deshmukh is a member of RISING SPROUTS, an educational startup that aims to make fresh produce accessible and affordable to people experiencing food insecurity. In addition to accessibility, the group promotes mindfulness about reducing food waste. The solution connects the food surplus to food insecure areas by utilizing technology to create a ... Read more

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Paint Chicago Orange and Blue at Illini Fest

June 24, 2019

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is strengthening its outreach to Chicago with its first-ever downtown festival. Illini Fest, planned for Thursday, July 18 from 3-6 p.m. in the Park Grill Plaza of Millennium Park, aims to bring the university experience to the more than 150,000 Fighting Illini alumni living in Chicagoland. The free event ... Read more