I know that New Student Orientation is a while from now, but it will probably be here before you know it. So, I thought I would share what I remember from my New Student Orientation, even though it was almost three years ago.
If I remember anything, it was that everyone that I interacted with was exceedingly nice. Everybody seemed so welcoming, which frankly, is a good representation of my time here at Illinois. I remember that we went to a New Student Welcome and ate lunch. However, what I remember the most is that I got to meet with my advisor for the first time. My first advising experience was a very positive one, and I ended up with a great schedule my first semester. If you would like to read more about my advising experiences, you may want to check out this post , this post, and this post.
My advice on New Student Orientation would be to just enjoy it! I think that it is a good preview of some of what you can expect as a student here, and I remember feeling glad that the people that I met seemed genuinely interested in my success at Illinois. Enjoy yourselves, and please let me know if you have any questions about New Student Orientation!