Category - Resources

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

Resources I Love at Illinois (Part II)

Medical Resources I really like our McKinley Health Center for two major reasons: you can always get whatever you need there, and you can get them as quick as possible. I think most Chinese students, especially girls...

The ARC

Living across from the ARC definitely has its benefits. As a freshman, you may live in University Housing and will have to make a decision about which residence hall that you want to live in. Of course, there are great...

Amazon @ Illinois is Prime

The Illini Union Bookstore has literally everything an Illini needs. They have really cool Illini gear, school supplies, posters, and more. It has a great location as it’s in the heart of campus and directly next...

How to Relieve Stress on Campus

For many students here at Illinois, it’s time to start preparing and studying for our final exams. It can be a stressful time for some as it’s viewed as a culmination of all that we learned this semester...

Google Docs

Typing in a Word document is great, but it is even cooler if you do the same work within a web browser. College students for as far as the eye can see use a very cool online resource by the name of Google Docs. The...

McKinley Health Center

Last weekend, my throat was feeling a little rough on the one side. This was particularly troubling because it started on the same night that The 1975 came to the State Farm Center. After a couple days passed after the...

Managing Stress

As we age, we take on more responsibility, and I’ve found that it’s all too easy to feel drowned and overtaken. I think that before many of you reach the university, it would benefit you to prepare yourself for an...

Tips for When You Have a Lot to Do

I hope everybody is doing super well and enjoying the lovely spring weather. I know I am! This week has been pretty busy so far since I had tests on Monday and Tuesday. With a lot of stuff happening mid-semester, I...

Filmmaking Resources at Illinois

Hi everyone! Illinois isn’t known as a major filmmaking school, but if you like to make videos, you’re not totally stranded from options—contrary to what being in the middle of cornfields might suggest. For...

My Special Study Spots

Hey guys, Now I know there have probably been a few other posts that talk about places to go study around campus, but I’m going to make mine kind of special. When you go to a college as big as Illinois, there are...

The 5 Apps That Will Save Your Life

While I’ve been here at the University of Illinois, I have discovered some truly amazing apps on my iPhone that I think everyone should look into. My top 5 apps for school are as follows:   STUDENT AFFAIRS...

Feeling Overwhelmed

Hey everyone, We are now dead in the center of the semester, and things are really starting to pick up for everyone. Tests are coming at students from left and right, papers are starting to be due, and the ever looming...

Recipe for Success

Much like a recipe you would find in a book or on the Internet, there are recipes for every college student to ensure success. And just like everyone says, “My grandma makes the best…”, there are...