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.

The Secrets of Presby Hall

March 13th, 2020 Today is the day I returned home from college, the day I realized my freshman year had been severed. Today is the day I returned home from college, the day I yearned would never arrive. Today is the day...

Becoming a Student-Manager

When speaking to prospective students about the university, they will often ask what the best part my Illinois college experience has been. For me, the most rewarding and exciting aspect of attending UIUC has been...

Early Bird Gets the Worm

August 20th, 2019 Today is the day I moved to college, the day I started a new chapter of my life. Today is the day I moved to college, the day I left my hometown for a fresh start. Today is the day I grew up a bit...

Move-In Day Survival Guide

The day you have been counting down towards for eighteen years is finally here: Move-In Day. Whether it is into a University-owned Residence Hall or a Private-Certified Residence Hall, today is filled with lots of...

Living-Learning Communities

I didn’t realize how much I missed living at college until I started writing this post. Thinking about all the friends that I made and all the opportunities I had during my first year of college has made me realize just...

Creating College Playlists

Before arriving on campus as a freshman, I was thinking of methods that could help me remember my journey at the university. I thought of getting a box and putting items that represent small memories that I would be...

How I Began Eating Breakfast

For the majority of my time in college, I haven’t done a great job of eating breakfast. Now, I know—I know—breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But I just always found myself rushing getting ready to go to...