Blog Posts

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

New Semester, New Habits

You know that burst of motivation that you have on the first day of class? That feeling that this will be the semester you get straight As and never skip a day of class? Let's be real, that usually lasts for a few weeks, and then we fall back into our sam… Keep Reading

by Rachel

January 17, 2018

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Welcome, Spring Semester!

I cannot believe that the spring semester has begun! It certainly doesn’t feel like spring yet over here, but at least I’m not outside all day. I have really enjoyed my classes so far, and I hope everyone else is, too! It is always refreshing to have… Keep Reading

by Sarah

January 17, 2018

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The Magic of Getting Involved

In the first few weeks or months of your time at the University of Illinois, you may find it beneficial to seek out opportunities to become more involved with your major outside of the classroom and regular homework. Finding organizations, part-time jobs,… Keep Reading

by Jacob

January 16, 2018

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My Online Winter Term Experience

Like many other students at the University of Illinois, I took advantage of a great opportunity the University of Illinois has to offer during the winter break… An online winter term course! In just a little over three weeks, I completed ATMS 120 (Sev… Keep Reading

by Lydia

January 13, 2018

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Why I Love Advertising

When I transferred from the Division of General Studies into the College of Media at the end of my freshman year, I was ready to learn all I could about advertising, my new major. Since then, my love for advertising has grown each and every day. The knowl… Keep Reading

by Jacob

January 13, 2018

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The Best of All The Seasons

Many universities can claim weather-specific environments that appeal to people who enjoy constant cold or warmth. Some universities are lucky enough to be located in locations that are central to the experience of all four seasons. You will experience sp… Keep Reading

by Jacob

January 13, 2018

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Senioritis!

I remember the spring of my senior year in high school as a time of great anticipation with raw excitement that I can still feel just thinking about it. After finding out that I had been accepted to Illinois and deciding that it was the school that I woul… Keep Reading

by Jacob

January 13, 2018

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Transfer Housing Options

Now that you've been admitted to Illinois, it's time to find somewhere to live! Depending upon how many credit hours you transfer to the university, you will have several different housing options from which to choose. If you have more than 30 credit hour… Keep Reading

by Zoe

January 12, 2018

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Attend Admitted Transfer Day and Experience Illinois for Yourself!

Congrats Illini, and welcome to the Illinois family! Now that you’ve been admitted, it’s time for you to come and explore campus, make new friends, and ensure that you know what your next steps are. That’s where attending Admitted Transfer Day comes… Keep Reading

by Zoe

January 12, 2018

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Why I Didn’t Need to Study Abroad for an Entire Semester

With my study abroad trip a few days behind me, I have had the opportunity to reflect on my experience. Before I went on my trip, I had always been afraid of even the idea of studying abroad. The thought of leaving behind the comfort of Champaign-Urban… Keep Reading

by Rachel

January 11, 2018

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Navajo Nation Mini Documentary: Day Seven

If you have been following my mini-series about my study abroad trip to Kayenta Middle School, this is my second of three posts. My intentions were to make one post per day, but a lack of internet connection and a crazy busy schedule got in the way. As… Keep Reading

by Rachel

January 7, 2018

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Learn more about our admitted student visit options!

Me again, here to tell you all about the visit options we have specifically for our admitted students. But first ... If you haven't yet, give yourself a big pat on the back! You've been admitted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!! W… Keep Reading

by Kaci

January 4, 2018

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How I Actually Get Ready for the Semester

Breaks are awesome. I don’t take having time to relax, travel, and spend time with family and friends lightly. Especially as I’ve gotten older, it becomes harder to do any of those three things. Again: Breaks are awesome. One other reason why I lov… Keep Reading

by Steven

January 3, 2018

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My Illinois New Year’s Resolutions

With 2018 fast approaching and after reflecting on the past semester in my last blog post, I am so excited to take on the next semester. With a little bit of college completed now, I have a few things I think I could work on to make next semester even mor… Keep Reading

by Lydia

December 30, 2017

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Navajo Nation Mini Documentary: Day One

Ya’ate’eh! Today marks the first day of my study abroad trip to Kayenta Middle School in Kayenta, Arizona. Kayenta is a town on a Navajo reservation. For one week, I will be student teaching not only for the first time, but as the youngest member o… Keep Reading

by Rachel

December 30, 2017

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Use Winter Break for Reflecting and Planning

So you just got accepted into one of the best schools in the world? You should be insanely proud of yourself! It is no easy achievement to get into such a prestigious university like Illinois. You have something fantastic to offer the University of Illino… Keep Reading

by Daniel

December 22, 2017

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Accepting Your Offer

Hello Future Illini, First off, I would like congratulate you on being admitted to Illinois and welcome you to the family! As you begin receiving decisions from the institutions you applied to, it’s important that you start narrowing your options. On… Keep Reading

by Chris

December 19, 2017

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What to do With Winter Break

It is finals week, and that may seem a bit stressful for students. However, winter break is just around the corner! Winter break is a time to catch up on sleep, spend time with family, and get ready for round two in the spring. The University of Illinoi… Keep Reading

by Immanuel

December 16, 2017

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Congratulations, New Illini!

First of all, congratulations to the class of 2022! You are the future of the University of Illinois, and we couldn't be more proud and honored to have you! Now you have a tough decision to make: Which college should you choose? Rather than persuade y… Keep Reading

by Rachel

December 16, 2017

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A Look Back on My First College Semester

As I am writing this post, my Fall 2017 semester is beginning to wrap up. I only have a few finals left, a jury (something I know other music majors are cringing about, too), and a large essay to finish before I’m home for the Holidays. It’s weird … Keep Reading

by Lydia

December 16, 2017

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