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Things to do the first week to get acquainted

Things to do the first week to get acquainted

Abby Paeth, Features editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

The first week of college can be overwhelming for all students, especially if you are new to campus, and it can seem easier to stay out of the craziness by hanging out in your dorm room or apartment. Unfortunately, this can create challenges later in the semester. By going out of your way to get to know...

Best places to shop for your necessary supplies

Best places to shop for your necessary supplies

Berch Kamber, Design editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Once you’ve moved into your dorm and the stressful move-in weekend has subsided, students new to the Champaign-Urbana area will often be stuck with a few questions: Where do I get deodorant when it runs out or a new notebook once it’s filled? Where can I get snacks when I’m tired of my dorm’s...

What to expect from Champaign-Urbana weather

What to expect from Champaign-Urbana weather

Alex Greulich, Assistant copy chief
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide

One thing we can't escape from anywhere is the weather. Wherever someone goes, the weather inevitably follows and sometimes it's difficult to plan. If you're coming to Champaign-Urbana for college, it's best to be prepared for all of the seasons. Let's start out with fall. At Illinois, fall is quite...

Take advantage of Illinois’ academic resources

Take advantage of Illinois’ academic resources

Rachael Bolek, Copy chief
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Moving away from home for the first time for your freshman year of college can be scary, but it can be even scarier when home isn’t just three hours away, but 3,000 miles away. International students are tasked with a college workload, in addition to becoming accustomed to various social and cul...

4 easy tips to conquer homesickness

4 easy tips to conquer homesickness

Isabella Jackson, Brand Manager
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Welcome to campus, Illini! As a new international student, the first few weeks will most likely speed past in a blur of new faces, classes and free orange T-shirts, but as the school year starts to settle down and you get into a routine, you may find yourself getting a little homesick. During my study...

Get involved with campus organizations

Get involved with campus organizations

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

The worries and fears of incoming freshmen are all essentially the same, regardless of if you're from China or Brooklyn. However, international students have to grapple with the challenge of overcoming both language and cultural barriers. Apart from the possible language difference, incoming students...

A welcome from International Student and Scholar Services

A welcome from International Student and Scholar Services

Martin McFarlane, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

On behalf of International Student and Scholar Services, welcome to the University of Illinois! By the time you read this, you will no doubt have heard ‘welcome’ from many different people in many different settings, but the reason for this is that you are truly welcome here and we are genuinely...

Blake Hayes: From the Land Down Under to the Land of Lincoln

Blake Hayes: From the Land Down Under to the Land of Lincoln

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections, Top Stories

 The first thing you notice about Blake Hayes is his height. At 6'6”, he isn't exactly what most people imagine when they read the position “punter.” But Hayes, a freshman on Illinois' football team, doesn't share the kind of background most punters do. Hayes hails from Melbourne, Australia...

How to get involved in a Big Ten school when you dislike sports

How to get involved in a Big Ten school when you dislike sports

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor in Chief
August 1, 2017
Filed under Athletics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Sports and I go together like an exam and Unofficial: not very well. Going into one of the largest sports schools in the nation, I spent a solid amount of time with a puzzled look on my face as people talked about what famous alumnus lived in my dorm (Scott Hall) or who just got recruited to play what. E...

Why you should get involved with Illini Pride

Why you should get involved with Illini Pride

Tatiana Perry, Assistant sports editor
August 1, 2017
Filed under Athletics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Watching a game on television is just a glimpse of what it is like to be part of the Illini fan experience. Illini Pride is a cheering section for all varsity sports teams on campus. From its inception in 1977, with 300 members, the Pride has grown into the largest student organization with nearly 3,...

Don’t confuse Block with gameday spirit

Don’t confuse Block with gameday spirit

Joseph Longo, Managing editor for reporting
August 1, 2017
Filed under Athletics, New Student Guide

Jerseys, Snapbacks and socks with sneakers. That’s the go-to look for Saturdays on Campustown. Members of the Greek community wake up early on Saturdays, head to the Red Lion and drink the day away all in the name of school spirit as the Illini play on big screens above the bar. It hasn’t always...

Breaking down the Illini football home games

Breaking down the Illini football home games

Cole Henke, Sports Editor
August 1, 2017
Filed under Athletics, New Student Guide

College Football season is right around the corner, and with it comes round two for the Lovie Smith-led Illini. For those new students who want to try and plan out what games they want to go to through the season, here is a breakdown of the Illini’s home schedule. Week 1: vs Ball State There are a l...

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