window painting on Green Street to welcome visiting families

Post-Admission Campus Visits

Congratulations, future Illini! You’re in!

Whether you have committed to the University of Illinois or you are waiting until decision day, a post-admisison campus visit is worthwhile for all prospective students. Visiting Champaign-Urbana while knowing it will be your home for the next four-plus years may change the way you see campus. A little refresher never hurt anyone.

Residence Halls/Housing

As a newly admitted Illini, the next big question is where you will live freshman year. Choosing a dorm is both a nerve-wracking and exciting decision. The University Housing website provides information on the University of Illinois residence halls. Throughout the school year, university residence halls offer tours, virtual walk-throughs, and photos of dorm accommodations. Resources such as rates, questions, and policies can be found on the University Housing website as well.

Stuck on where to live? Check out my tips on which dorm is best for you!

Photo from Rachel Hernandez


Walking campus as an Illini feels different from walking campus as a prospective students. You can begin to imagine yourself as a student: walking to class, grabbing lunch with friends, and studying in the library. Personal campus favorites of mine include bubble tea at La Tea, sushi from Sakanaya, and coffee from BrewLab. Don’t be afraid to take pictures on the Main Quad and walk down Green Street with pride. After all, you are an Illini!

Walking Your Schedule

Becoming familiar with academic buildings around campus can make a big campus feel more like home. As a freshman, many of your classes will be on the Main Quad. As a newly admitted student, you can now begin thinking about the classes you will register for. Once you register for classes, walk your schedule. Trust me, being familiar with campus will make your first day a breeze.



Class of 2020
I am studying Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Social Sciences and Literacy in the College of Education. Although I now reside in Champaign, I am originally from Vernon Hills, a Northwest suburb of Chicago.

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