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FdSN Graduate Information

Welcome New Students

Congratulations on your admission to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition (FdSN)! We are looking forward to working with you on achieving your educational goals!

Academic Advising

Any questions connected with the Department of Food Science and Nutrition should be addressed to Renee McBrien, Program Manager, at 708.563.8271 or

Essential Information for New Students

To ensure FdSN students have all the basics covered, please download…

The New FdSN Student Information Packet

Student Orientation at Moffett Campus for all FdSN Students

The day and time for student orientation for Fall Semester, 2018, will be annoucned.  Any questions connected with the Department of Food Science and Nutrition should be addressed to Renee McBrien, Program Manager, at 708.563.8271 or

Important Reminders for all FdSN Students 


Both new and continuing students are asked to review and update their address in Banner Student. International students should input a “Local” address and phone number. Inputting your contact information is incredibly important – especially a cell phone number – as situations sometimes arise (e.g., inclement weather or instructor illness) which require a class to be cancelled at the last minute and INTM staff try to immediately notify students by phone.

To access your contact information, click on the ‘Academics’ tab, then the ‘Banner Self‐Service’ link at right, then the ‘Personal Information’ link and finally the ‘Update Addresses and Phone’ link.


If you are enrolled in a live class (not an Internet section) at Main Campus or Rice Campus, the course instructor expects to see you in class each week. Domestic students who are not enrolled in an Internet section and must travel for work should notify their course instructor of expected absences before the class takes place (a simple email is sufficient).

Also, all students in the Chicagoland area (including Internet students) are expected to attend in‐class (or proctored) examinations as scheduled by the course instructor. If you cannot take an examination on the scheduled date, alternate arrangements must be approved by the course instructor and coordinated with the INTM office at least one week in advance. In addition, out‐of‐state Internet students are required to secure arrangements for a test proctor one week before the exam and notify the Illinois Tech Online Office (Chuck Scott, of the particularsStudents who contact an instructor just before or after an examination takes place to make alternate arrangements should expect to receive a failing grade (0 points) for that examination

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Please contact Renee McBrien at 708.563.8271 or