Category - Resources

From amazing libraries to career services to cultural centers, hear from our bloggers about the many top-notch resources Illinois offers.

My Favorite Libraries

I can’t believe that the first semester of this school year is already beginning to wind down. With the end of the semester, of course, comes preparing for final projects and final exams. Finals can be a stressful time...

5 Tips for Fellow First-Gen Students

Starting college is always a transition we say we’re ready for … but really aren’t. When you’re a first-generation college student, this transition is made a little more difficult. Without our...

Rainy Day Essentials

April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, what about March showers? It is a cloudy, dreary, rainy day here at the University of Illinois, and this weather has me thinking about a few rainy day essentials that every...

Illinoisnet: Super Fast Internet

When you come to Illinois, you’ll find that fast internet access is always readily available. In the residence halls, lecture halls, dining halls, and pretty much any other university building, there is a Wifi...

The UGL (Undergraduate Library)

For the past six semesters, I have spent a large portion of time in the undergraduate library. Located near the quad, the UGL is a two-story building that is almost completely underground. Once inside, this square...

Do I Need a Printer?

One of the most common questions I get from incoming students at the University of Illinois is whether or not they need to purchase and bring a printer to their residence hall room. It is a certainly a question worth...

Ask Questions about Illinois

Making a decision about attending the University of Illinois is a big deal. Coming to this prestigious university has many perks and opportunities for development and growth. The more you know about the University of...

Exciting Ways to Know More

ECE Seminar As an undergraduate for our ECE program, I have been to many ECE seminars called ECE Explorations, which are designed for everyone to know more about recent research progresses and new technologies in...

Tips From a College Senior

It’s my last first day of school! I’m feeling particularly sentimental about the fact that this is my final year, so for all you incoming freshmen and high school readers, I thought I’d share a few of things I’ve picked...

What’s on Your Mind, Illini?

Good evening, future Illini! As the school year kicks up into full swing, it’s time for me to get back into blogging mode. I couldn’t be more excited for this upcoming school year, and all of the advice I...