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.

Summertime in Champaign

Summer break on campus means a lot of free time to explore and try out different things. The following are a few things to check out around the Champaign-Urbana area. Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch Shop for...

Summer in “Chambana”

Hi everyone! I hope everyone finished their semester strong and has a great summer planned. As a student staying in Champaign over the summer, I have noticed that Campustown becomes a little empty and fairly quiet...

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...

The Importance of Self Care

This week was “spring break” and it has been a welcome time to rest and relax for myself, and I’m sure for thousands of other students as well. Because of this, I wanted to write about how important it...

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...

First Semester of College Reflection

As I walked through the glossy hotel lobby, I hastened to the front desk to print next year’s housing forms before the upcoming deadline. My sense of urgency contrasted with the twinkling Christmas trees, the grand...

How to Choose Your Residence Hall 101

For those who have decided to accept your admittance to Illinois, first off, congratulations, you made the right choice! The next step is looking into your future living situation. There is a wide variety of residence...

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...