First, congratulations!!! You’ve been admitted to Illinois! Whether you’ve been dreaming about being an Illini since you can remember, you fell in love with our campus during a tour, or you’ve heard amazing things about our programs, this is such an exciting time!
That being said, it’s time to really picture yourself as a student on our campus and find out if this is the best place for you. Even if you have been to campus before for a visit, we offer some specialized visits for students once they are admitted. If you’re able to make a trip to campus this spring, check out these different programs for admitted students …
Admitted Daily Visit
Once your admitted, these programs will be available for you to sign up for on your myIllini homepage. These are programs throughout the week (and some Saturdays TBA) starting at 10:00 a.m. Similar to a Daily Visit you may have attended before, these visits include a presentation by an admissions counselor (like me!), a tour of campus, and the option to meet with colleges and/or departments. But! The presentation and all of the information provided is specific for admitted students.
Admitted Student Days
Admitted Student Days are large visit days exclusively for students who have been admitted to Illinois. These are different from a large visit day (like an Orange and Blue Day) that you may have attended in the past. During an Admitted Student Day, you will meet with the college and department in which you were admitted, tour campus and housing options, and explore campus in a more in-depth way. We also host an information fair with offices and resources across campus to showcase their departments and answer your questions. Departments include Activities and Recreation Center, Career Services, McKinley Health Services, Fraternity Sorority Affairs, and more! A few quick notes:
- We are offering two new types of tours! When you register for an Admitted Student Day, check out our I-Dash Running Tour (work out and get about a 3-mile tour of campus while doing so!) and our Legends and Lores Tour (learn some fun, spooky history about Illinois!).
- This is a great opportunity to meet with your department in their office on campus. So we will be there to guide you as you walk around campus, but please dress appropriately! Comfortable shoes and warm clothes (especially in February) are important.
- Before you come, check out all of the different housing options for freshman students. Amber’s blog is a great place to start! Then once you’re on campus, you’ll be able to tour specific halls in which you are most interested.
College Open Houses, Classes, and More!
Continue to check your myIllini account and email with information about College Open Houses. This page highlights a lot of the programs that are offered throughout the spring for specific programs. We also offer a great list of classes in which admitted students can observe and participate during your visit. (We’ll be updating it with spring courses very soon.)
So that’s a lot … but, if you are able, visiting a campus is a great way to assist you in making your college decision. Of course I hope you choose Illinois, but the visit experience is all about you. So check out the full list on your myIllini account, gather your crew, and I hope to see you this spring!
When you’re on campus, try and take a picture with our friendly squirrels, and then tweet it to me (@kaci_uofi)!