Biology-specific meetings and facility tours

The Schools of MCB and IB offer a limited number of one-on-one appointments with prospective and admitted students with a member of our instructional programs. Staff can answer questions about the curriculum and career options for students in biology. These visits can be arranged by contacting either one of our schools:
MCB:; 217-333-6774
IB:; 217-333-3044

Official campus visits

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions organizes in-person visits for prospective and admitted students throughout the year. This spring, we are offering the following opportunities to learn about biology at UIUC.

On Campus Visits following the College of LAS presentations:

Friday, February 23 at 4 PM CT in room 1066 Lincoln Hall.
Friday, March 22 at 4 PM CT in room 1066 Lincoln Hall.
Friday, April 5 at 4 PM CT in room 1066 Lincoln Hall.
Friday, April 26 at 4 PM CT in room 1066 Lincoln Hall.

As part of these visits, biology hosts information sessions during which you will be able to meet academic advisors and current students. You'll learn about our course requirements, suggestions for use of AP credit, career options, common extra-curricular activities, and much more.

We will also be participating in the majors fair as part of Illini Fest on Saturday, April 20.

Virtual Information Sessions

We will offer virtual prospective biology information sessions on the following dates this spring 2024.

Thursday, March 7th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CT via Zoom.
Thursday, March 28th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CT via Zoom.

Please join us if you are able. A recording of this session will be provided at a later date.

Meet current biology students


MCB Leaders are eager to help current and prospective students learn more about the University of Illinois, the College of LAS, and the molecular & cellular biology major. Feel free to email them with your questions about student life on campus.

IB Peer Leaders participate in many types of recruiting and informational events on campus to provide a student voice for the integrative biology major. IB Peer Leaders are pursuing many different career paths but all enjoy talking about the major and helping prospective students better understand what integrative biology has to offer.

Email with your questions.