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Quad Day helps new RSOs’ publicity, but at a price

Quad Day helps new RSOs’ publicity, but at a price

Mara Shapiro, Staff writer
August 21, 2016
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Quad Day, Special Sections

Sunday of Welcome Week is known around campus as Quad Day, the organized chaos that has hundreds and hundreds of RSOs recruiting new members to help their programs grow. According to Dementro Powell, assistant director of student programs and activities, out of the 650-700 clubs that will be tabling arou...

Kids score valuable life lessons at basketball camp

Kids score valuable life lessons at basketball camp

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
August 21, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Quad Day, Sports, Top Stories, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Women's Sports

Sixty wheelchairs scrambled around the six-court gym of the University of Illinois’ Activities and Recreation Center like a bunch of wild animals. They zoomed to one corner where they sat and waited. Then, seconds later, they whizzed back to the other side. This was a game of “blog tag,” ...

UIF utilizes Quad Day to recruit new employees

UIF utilizes Quad Day to recruit new employees

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor.
August 21, 2016
Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

Students will find many clubs and student organizations to join on Quad Day, but they will also have the opportunity to learn more about corporations that are hiring students in the campus area. The University of Illinois Foundation (UIF) is the independent, nonprofit corporation responsible for fundraising...

Alternative Quad Day events

Alternative Quad Day events

Eli Schuster, Assistant sports video editor
August 21, 2016
Filed under Life & Culture, Quad Day, Special Sections, Uncategorized

The 2016 school year is in full swing, and one of the most anticipated welcome week events, Quad Day, is quickly approaching. This event is always jam packed with prospective students looking for new organizations and clubs to join. With such a large event taking place on Sunday, people may not be aw...

Experience Quad Day quickly and efficiently

Experience Quad Day quickly and efficiently

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor
August 21, 2016
Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

Because Quad Day takes place at the end of August in Central Illinois, it is generally hot and humid outside. Combine this with the thousands of students vying for the same free stuff and the fact that everyone is squished into one line in between all the booths along the sidewalks, and you have a situation...

Logical layout of Quad Day makes finding groups easy

Logical layout of Quad Day makes finding groups easy

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
August 21, 2016
Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

The prospect of Quad Day is a little intimidating at first. The number of organizations that line the sidewalks of the Main Quad make stopping at every booth difficult, if not impossible. Luckily, Quad Day is organized in such a way that people can efficiently walk around the Quad while still managing...

The Daily Illini Bingo: Quad Day Edition

The Daily Illini Bingo: Quad Day Edition

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
August 21, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Quad Day, Special Sections, Top Stories

The Daily Illini Editorial Board is nothing if not experienced (a nicer way of saying old and washed up). We’ve all been to Quad Day, most of us multiple times, so we’re well aware of the common sights and sounds you’ll find as you shove your way through the sweating students. With that in mind,...

Why are students looking forward to Quad Day?

Why are students looking forward to Quad Day?

Abby Paeth and Samantha Jones Toal
August 21, 2016
Filed under Quad Day

The University's Quad Day is annual opportunity for both new and returning students to learn about clubs and activities on campus. The Daily Illini staff asked students on the Main Quad what they are excited about for Sunday's event. “I’m excited to see a lot of the students back, but as far as...

How to find the perfect RSO

How to find the perfect RSO

Vivienne Henning
August 20, 2016
Filed under Quad Day, Top Stories

A key aspect of having a successful college experience is figuring out how to get involved. A sure-fire way to get yourself more acclimated to life on campus is to get involved with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). Here are some methods to try and figure out what RSOs would be a good fit for...

Clubs, resources for non-traditional students

Clubs, resources for non-traditional students

Claire Hettinger, News editor
August 20, 2016
Filed under Quad Day

Getting involved on campus can be hard enough, but there are additional considerations for non-traditional students and upperclassmen. Part of being a freshman is getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. But as students get older and spend more time on campus, it can be challenging to...

Welcome back to another year of Kevin McCarthy

Welcome back to another year of Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy, Assistant Sports On-Air Editor
August 20, 2016
Filed under Columns, Quad Day, Special Sections, Sports, Top Stories

Each new school year brings with it a renewed sense of hope. It’s a chance to start fresh and create new goals. With that, I’ll begin my first column of the new school year by sharing with you a personal aspiration. But first, some context. Photos were released of a football mounted on a stand...

How to get the most out of Quad Day

How to get the most out of Quad Day

Jason Chun, Assistant News Editor
August 20, 2016
Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

The Sunday before classes begin is one of the most hectic days of the year. After all the freshmen have moved in and spent their first weekend on campus, most people are looking forward to, or dreading, the first day of classes. But before the reality of school sets in, thousands of students flock...

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