Welcome to GFX!

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

Upcoming Programs & Events

Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars is a program available to all incoming first-year engineering students who complete high school graduation by June 6, 2019. Get a jump-start on college, meet new friends, and get acclimated to campus all before the fall semester.

This program is focused on providing you with a successful transition to Illinois' campus, enhancing your leadership skills, increasing your academic performance for the first-year, and giving you the opportunity to explore your interests and passions. This program allows you to not wait until Fall 2019 to begin your college experience, but start in the summer.

Engineering Launch!

Join us for Launch!, the first-year students’ official welcome to The Grainger College of Engineering. Launch! is a signature event hosted by the both The Grainger College of Engineering and GFX.

Saturday, August 24th, 2019
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Pick up your free t-shirt and explore resources for your college career.

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Join faculty, alumni, student leaders, and all 1500 of your classmates for your official welcome to The Grainger College of Engineering!

2:00 – 4:00 PM: Move to the Bardeen Quad and join us for food, inflatables, a tug-of-war competition, music, games, and more!