Blog Posts

Whatever you want to read about—from campus life to application tips—you’ll find it here, starting with our newest content.

You Applied! …Now What?

After months of researching, going on college visits, writing application essays, and getting your applications in on time...you've done it! So...now what? First, give yourself a pat on the back! It's a lot of work to apply for college! Espec… Keep Reading

by Hannah

September 19, 2018

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

Football season has begun here at Illinois and students are more than excited for the upcoming season! As of yesterday, our team is 2-1, under the leadership of Coach Lovie Smith! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="350"] (Just imagine his shirt ha… Keep Reading

by Kripa

September 16, 2018

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There’s a First Time for Everything: My First Week in the Classroom

They are big, bad, and scary; they are loud and all-knowing and ready for battle. They are middle-schoolers. About three weeks ago, I began my early field experience as a student teacher, and boy has it been wild. [caption id="attachment_28377" alig… Keep Reading

by Rachel

September 13, 2018

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5 Tips for Fellow First-Gen Students

Starting college is always a transition we say we're ready for … but really aren't. When you're a first-generation college student, this transition is made a little more difficult. Without our parents' prior knowledge and experience, it's like the blind… Keep Reading

by Nisha

September 12, 2018

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10 Reasons to Visit Campus During an Orange and Blue Day!

Calling all #FutureIllini!!! You've got a lot of great ways you can check out our campus throughout the semester (see them all here). But I'm here to talk all about one of those options...Orange and Blue Days! Orange and Blue Days are large open houses he… Keep Reading

by Kaci

September 10, 2018

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Just Start!

In addition to core classes, every student enrolled in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) must take an eight-week seminar during their freshman year called LAS 101 (James Scholars take LAS 122). Within the course, a successful junior or senior… Keep Reading

by Fiza

September 9, 2018

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1/8th of The Semester Is Gone Already!

I know it may be hard to believe, but the semester is not young anymore. As a matter of fact, it is already 1/8th of the way done. That's 12.5% of the semester gone just like that! Of course, with that being said, the other 87.5% of the semester will fee… Keep Reading

by Jacob

September 8, 2018

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College Fair Navigation Guide

At some point this fall, most high schools will host a college fair, where they invite representatives from various universities and colleges to provide you with information. This is a time where you can have candid conversations with the representatives … Keep Reading

by Chris

September 5, 2018

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A Fresh Start

First week of junior year: check! As I begin my third year here at Illinois, it is still a weird feeling to transition from a free, relaxing summer to a strict schedule and a structured daily routine. You would think I would be a pro at this by now, but t… Keep Reading

by Kripa

September 3, 2018

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Big Lecture Halls and Intimidating Professors? Not a UIUC Problem!

After my first class of the day, ten minutes separated me from a front row seat to my first chemistry lecture. Because students usually arrive at least fifteen minutes early, I was already late and out of luck. Throughout high school, all that I heard abo… Keep Reading

by Fiza

September 2, 2018

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Illinois Commitment

I am so excited that we finally get to share the news – Illinois Commitment is here! What is Illinois Commitment? Illinois Commitment is a new financial aid program guaranteed to cover tuition and fees for Illinois residents whose family makes at … Keep Reading

by Andy

August 31, 2018

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Prospective Students 101

College: The word that holds a myriad of different emotions. It harbors so much excitement for the future, yet (in this moment) all it does is stress you out. Having just gone through the process myself, here are a few pieces of advice: Start Ear… Keep Reading

by Nisha

August 31, 2018

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Illinois Fall Campus Visits 101

Visiting a university for the first time is truly an eye-opening experience for students and gives you one of your first opportunities to truly see yourself as an Illini. Fall is one of the best times to visit because the excitement of the new academic se… Keep Reading

by Evan

August 31, 2018

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Can’t Visit Campus? We’re Coming to You!

I hope your school year is off to a fantastic start! Whether you’re in your junior or senior year, you most likely have a busy, exciting year ahead of you. During the fall semester, you may see your counselors advertising different colleges that are com… Keep Reading

by Hannah

August 30, 2018

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Having a hard time deciding on a second-choice major? Click here!

Picture this: You’re filling out your application for the University of Illinois and you come to the part where you have to pick a major. You pick your first choice major without a problem. But then, you’re asked if you’d like to choose a second-cho… Keep Reading

by Zoe

August 29, 2018

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My First Impressions of Illinois: Welcome Days Edition

I’ve officially experienced my first Welcome Days on campus, and I can’t help but think back to this summer when I was a (nervous) prospective student. I remember attending an Admitted Student Day asking my burning questions to student panels and list… Keep Reading

by Fiza

August 26, 2018

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Krannert Center Begins 50th Anniversary with FREE Opening Night Party!

It’s time to kick off the season that’s been five decades in the making! On Friday, September 7 starting at 6pm, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will usher in the 2018-19 season with an Opening Night Party featuring a vibrant mix of top-notch … Keep Reading

by Krannert Center

August 20, 2018

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How To Hack Your Move-In (Without Packing)

You’ve been thinking about move-in day all summer. Binge watching every dorm tour on YouTube, ensuring that all items match your dorm’s aesthetic, and keeping your local Target in business has consumed your energy. Not to mention, your packing skills … Keep Reading

by Fiza

August 19, 2018

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Move-in Advice

It’s officially the week of move-in! Move-in went fairly smooth for me, so here are a few tips that helped me while I was preparing for my move, and will hopefully help you transition smoothly as well! Storage bins are life savers I packed … Keep Reading

by Nisha

August 19, 2018

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Interested in Transferring? Click here!

So, you’re interested in transferring to Illinois? This is a great place to start in order to ensure that you have all of your bases covered. In this blog, I’ll discuss the transfer application process as well as some really helpful resources for stud… Keep Reading

by Zoe

August 17, 2018

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