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.

Fostering Change on Campus

The great thing about student organizations in college is that if you can’t find one you like, you can just create your own. The process is fairly simple as well. My experience with wanting to start my own student...

New Semester, New Me!

I’ve survived another semester of college! Sometimes that’s a “yay!”, but a lot of times that’s a “dear god, there’s another?” College is super hard, and even with all the fun parts, it can still be super...

Getting Around on Campus

Living on a large campus is an incredible experience, but something I was worried about is how I was gonna get from class to class on time. Especially if a class is far, it can be stressful to figure out how you are...

Holidays with Friends

There’s nothing more festive than the holidays! It’s a time to come together with the people you cherish most and share a meal and some quality time. But as a college student, you might want to do a bit more than eat...

What to do on Dads Weekend!

Illinois has a great tradition of its parents’ weekends. The campus transforms into something completely different, with dads walking around everywhere. It was a jarring thing to see, but it was so much fun being...

Letter From the Squirrels

I was passing through the Henry Administration Building on my way to class and saw a squirrel in a White Sox hat—you know, the small plastic kind that they serve ice cream in. It was pasting this note outside of one of...

Keeping Healthy in College

We’ve all heard the stories about the “freshman fifteen” or the “freshman plague.” This is typical college lore used to scare freshman into forming healthy habits early on. While these stories can often be a bit...