Transfer Illini Day

You’ve made the transition to one institution already. Is the thought of transitioning to another weighing on you? Are you nervous about the size of Illinois? Do you want a jumpstart on settling into your new college home? Transfer Illini Day is a visit experience that will answer those questions and so many more!

What is Transfer Illini Day?

This is a day to celebrate our admitted transfer students. Any transfer student who is admitted for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 is invited to attend. You will receive an email sent to the Illinois address you used during the application process with all the details. If you attend, you will be joined by 300-400 other admitted transfer students. This means you can begin developing friendships months before enrolling at Illinois!

What will your day look like?

Your day will start with a resource fair where you can talk to different campus activities and offices. Take an optional morning tour to stretch your legs after a long drive, if you wish! Then, you will hear an admissions presentation focusing on your next steps as a new Illinois student. After this presentation, you’ll meet with an advisor from your academic department, so make sure you have your questions ready!

Lunch on your own follows. You can choose to eat in the Ikenberry Dining Hall, a perfect preview of on-campus living if you’re interested. Otherwise, you can explore some options in the Illini Union or check out some of the restaurants on Green Street.

The afternoon is yours to customize. You can meet with our admissions staff, visit one of our 8 cultural centers, take a tour of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, or anything in between. There will be a full list of possibilities when you receive your agenda in the morning.

Where and when is it?

Transfer Illini Day take place on Friday, April 17, 2020 from 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. and is located at the Illini Union, as well as other campus hotspots.

Transfer Illini Day is like an all-encompassing visit experience to help you further explore your future as an Illini. We are so excited to have you on campus, and can’t wait to be there for you throughout your Illinois experience!



Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
I'm excited to help transfer students navigate and master the application process to find the right fit for them. As an Illinois transfer student and now an alumni, providing this information is my priority.


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  • Hi Tara,
    Depending on 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 hours or have lived on campus for a full academic year at another institution, you will not be required to live on campus. Transfer students who have fewer than 30 credit hours and have not lived on another campus yet will be required to live in on-campus housing for at least one semester. If you are unsure if you meet the on-campus housing requirement, I would encourage you to contact our office or University Housing.

  • Hi Abbigail,
    Unfortunately, yes, all upcoming events, including our Transfer Illini Day, have been canceled. However, we do offer a variety of virtual visit options on our website, including transfer virtual info sessions with our admissions counselors. Also, don’t hesitate to email us or call us at 217-333-0302 with any questions you might have. Whatever you need, we’re still here to help you.