Category - Campus Life

College is more than a degree. It’s your life for 4 years, and a lot can happen in that time! That’s why our students so often talk about their everyday lives. We hope you enjoy their stories, both big and small.

A College Summer “Break”

Summer break can be a few months of relaxation and full of traveling, but college can bring other opportunities into your life! This summer I will be spending my summer in Champaign, doing a lot of different things. I...

Mental Health in College

While college is some of the best four years of people’s lives, it can also be one of the most stressful periods as well. Before you enter college, I want to share a few tips on how you can maintain and improve your...

Illini 4000

Hello friends! In recent blogs I have talked a lot about the Illini 4000. This organization has changed my entire college experience and I could not be happier that I joined. I think its finally time that I blogged...

Transfer Housing Choices

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to Illinois, and now it’s time to find a place to live. Depending on how many credit hours you transfer to the university, there are many options for you to choose from...

A Week in the Life

Greetings fellow students! When I was applying to college, I didn’t really know where I wanted to go, but I definitely thought about what goes on during a college student’s day. I mean, the minimum...

Balancing Act

College can be one of those weird experiences where we feel like we’re fully grown and ready to take the final steps into going out into adulthood. However, I quickly found out that wasn’t the case; there are so...

It’s Spring Time!

Hello, friends. When I originally started writing this post, it was a beautiful day outside with sun and cheer. It’s not like that anymore. There is snow again, and I have to wear my puffy jacket everywhere...

Ode to Alma

Oh! Alma, you illustrious figure, set in bronze, Your gentle hands poised, outstretched, Ready to call upon Those yearning to inscribe their names; etched space Into the University, its grandeur’d walls echoing with...

Roomie Questionaire

As high school seniors are starting to narrow down their options for college, I thought this would be a good time to write about finding a compatible roommate. I’ve listed some questions below that might help...

Why Returning to Chambana Is Amazing…

Going home for break is extremely exciting. After focusing on academics for four months straight, it’s nice to wind down and drink some hot cocoa while watching Christmas movies and snuggling with your siblings on the...

Student Squirrel Stories

At Illinois, we love Squirrel Appreciation Day because we love our squirrels. For the last 119 years, the Illinois campus has been home to a friendly and bold population of squirrels. Former university president Andrew...

Tips for Transfer Students

I’d like to apologize for my lengthy absence from blogging! The end of last semester required my full attention and then I left campus for winter break! I’m back on campus now for my last semester of...

De-stressing During Finals

This time of year, students and professor alike are feeling the stress of final exams. Believe me, this semester has been hectic to say the least. It is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of academia, but it is just...