Blog Posts

Whatever you want to read about—from campus life to application tips—you’ll find it here, starting with our newest content.

Summer Registration Is Only The Beginning

For everyone who is registering for classes to take this fall for their first semester, summer registration is only the beginning of what will be four years of adventure. Just like any great adventure should be, don't be afraid to take chances and gain ex… Keep Reading

by Jacob

June 13, 2018

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Krannert Center 50th Anniversary Season Announced

Here at the University of Illinois, we are incredibly lucky to have Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a renowned performing arts complex housing multiple stages plus rehearsal and production spaces, as part of our campus. April 2019 officially mark… Keep Reading

by Krannert Center

June 7, 2018

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Don’t forget about your transcripts!

Hiya, everybody! I hope your summers are off to a great start; I mean, how could they not be? You’ve already been admitted, you’re finally graduating high school, and you’re gearing up to join the Illini family in the fall! However, don’t g… Keep Reading

by Danny

June 4, 2018

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Studying in England: Classes, Rain, and Tea

I did it. I did the thing. I studied in a different country for an entire semester and lived to tell the tale. I also drank a lot of tea through it all. I'm not going to lie, it was pretty scary. But it was also pretty amazing, too. I want to share every … Keep Reading

by Alexandra

June 1, 2018

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Admitted International Students: Orientation FAQs

The Fall semester is fast approaching, which means the international student orientation is right around the corner! Here is some information to keep in mind while preparing for the next steps of your journey: What is the international student orien… Keep Reading

by Suha

May 22, 2018

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From I-STAR to Illinois Graduate…hear some of their stories!

Have you been on a campus visit? Did you take a campus tour? If so, you met one of our 80+ Illinois Student Admissions Representatives (I-STARs). The I-STAR position is one of the most sought after positions on campus. I'm lucky enough to work with all of… Keep Reading

by Kaci

May 14, 2018

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Welcome Week “Truly a week to remember”

Welcome week is a great time for newly admitted freshmen and transfers to become better acquainted with Campus Town and the many opportunities that are available for students at Illinois. It’s also a great time to meet your fellow classmates and build c… Keep Reading

by Chris

May 11, 2018

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The Journey So Far

Completing junior year felt like an accomplishment. Unlike the first two years, I felt that my post-college life was coming into focus. It was a year for trying new things and finding what works. While failure became another method of learning, success se… Keep Reading

by Jacob

May 11, 2018

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A Week Before Graduation…

Hello, and happy Saturday, everybody! Today is May 5th, 2018, and as much as I'm denying this, graduation is a week from today! I'm happy, and excited for my adventures in the future, but I will miss all of my friends so incredibly much. Today was a… Keep Reading

by Sarah

May 5, 2018

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Admitted International Students: F-1 Visas

Now that you have some information about the I-20 Process, you are probably wondering, “What comes next?” As you may already know, international students need to obtain an F-1 visa to enroll in an academic institution in the United States. So, I wi… Keep Reading

by Suha

April 30, 2018

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What the Alma Mater Means to Me

The Alma Mater statue is arguably the most recognizable part of the Illinois campus. You can find the statue on the corner of Green and Wright Street in Champaign. It was designed by a University of Illinois graduate named Lorado Taft, who has a dorm name… Keep Reading

by Daniel

April 30, 2018

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Preparing for Final Exams

As May rolls around, college students and high schoolers alike are feeling the stress of exams. Preparing for final exams is half the battle to success, so today I wanted to provide a few tools that have really helped me succeed. Prepare in advance … Keep Reading

by Rachel

April 29, 2018

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An informal guide on being the best group member you can be, and why it’s important

I’m trying to think back to group projects I had in high school. I’m pretty sure it felt like more of a luxury than a standard operating procedure for my classes. For example, I’d get into a group to review the math or English homework, maybe have a… Keep Reading

by Steven

April 26, 2018

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Adjusting to College: Your New Life

Almost exactly year ago, I committed to spending the next four years of my life at the University of Illinois. Until writing this post, I forgot how big of a decision this was. I was 17 when I decided where I would be building a life for myself for the… Keep Reading

by Zoe

April 24, 2018

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James Scholar Credit: EPSY 200

In the College of Education, James Scholars are required to complete a research project each semester. Two semesters of traditional research are required in which students choose from courses and ongoing research projects. After completing two semesters o… Keep Reading

by Rachel

April 23, 2018

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Junior Year

All the rumors are true. Junior year is the hardest year. It's the year you realize that your career is just around the corner. And, the classes resemble that newfound reality. More than likely, you'll find that your extracurricular activities are more t… Keep Reading

by Jacob

April 23, 2018

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Adventures at McKinley

Lately, I have had to go to McKinley for a series of procedures. These trips are the first times I have been there for quite a while. I have to say, my experiences have all been quite positive. I was a little nervous about how long I would have to wait… Keep Reading

by Sarah

April 20, 2018

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CoreLife Eatery: Fast Food With a Healthy Twist

The biggest buzz in Champaign right now is CoreLife Eatery, a local restaurant that blends the fast food experience with healthy, fresh ingredients. Boasting with vegetarian, vegan, and simply low calorie options, everyone is sure find something they love… Keep Reading

by Rachel

April 16, 2018

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Connecting with Illinois Alumni Through LinkedIn

Because I have one month left of being a student here at Illinois, I am looking toward to life past graduation. It's a bittersweet feeling being a senior here at Illinois. I am not looking forward to being an adult with very real adult responsibilities. H… Keep Reading

by Daniel

April 15, 2018

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Wondering what Parkland Pathway is? Click here!

This is a great question! Parkland Pathway is perfect for students who are interested in beginning their college experience at Parkland and then later transferring to Illinois. This is an opportunity which is open to graduates of Illinois high schools as … Keep Reading

by Zoe

April 13, 2018

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