The Department of English at the University of Illinois takes great is pride in its undergraduate majors, minors, and PhDs -- students who have gone on to pursue a range of careers and have enjoyed an equally impressive range of personal and professional accomplishments. If you are a former student from the Department, we very much want to hear from you. Please complete the LAS alumni update form. LAS Alumni & Friends Contact Form. If you are in the Champaign-Urbana area, please stop by the Department to see your former professors or to join us for the various lectures and conferences that take place during the academic year. Please visit our website frequently for more updates from the department and stay in touch with Illinois Alumni!