Welcome to IEFX!

The Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance the learning experience of every first-year student in Engineering at Illinois. Our goal is to support your aspirations by laying a solid foundation for your collegiate career.


IEFX Explorations
Tuesday December 6, 2016

Our annual Explorations event: Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6-8 in Illini Union Rooms ABC.

First-year students in the College of Engineering will showcase innovative projects exploring engineering from various perspectives such as sustainability and global challenges and applying research to areas of mobility, transit systems, and more.

New ENG 198 Course Teaches Freshmen the Engineering Process, Teamwork, While Addressing Personal Mobility

Our freshmen are learning about what it means to be an engineer and making a difference!  Read about it here.

Engineering at Illinois welcomes you to Launch and FreshmanFest!
Saturday August 20, 2016

Begin dreaming big together at these fun events!

Launch | Saturday August 20 | 11:30am – 2:00pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

11:30 – 1:00 – Pick up your free t-shirt and explore resources for your college career.
1:00 – 2:00 – Join faculty, alumni, student leaders, and all 1500 of your classmates for your official welcome to the College of Engineering!

FreshmanFest | Saturday August 20 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Bardeen Quad

Right after Launch, join us for food, inflatables, a tug-of-war competition, music, games, and more!