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RSO presidents speak out about leadership experiences

RSO presidents speak out about leadership experiences

By Abby Paeth, Features editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Quad Day

Walking into Quad Day as a freshman can be a very overwhelming task. Hundreds of booths line the sidewalks of the Main Quad, each one representing an entirely different organization on campus. Sorority women parade their house's T-shirts, restaurant employees hand out coupons and registered student...

I-Guides make their mark on campus with move-in

I-Guides make their mark on campus with move-in

By Olivia Bievenue, Staff writer

August 27, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Quad Day

Move-in day can be long, frustrating, stressful and a little bittersweet as summer comes to an end. Especially for students new to the University, the traffic and crowded campus can be quite overwhelming. To make the day more bearable for everyone, some University students volunteer their time as...

Going greek: recruitment advice from panhellenic council

Going greek: recruitment advice from panhellenic council

By Megan Bradley, Staff writer

August 27, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Quad Day, Special Sections

It's not uncommon to see sorority women represent their letters around campus. Whether it's on the way to the gym, class or to grab a coffee, Greek life is an overwhelming presence on campus. The size of the University’s Greek life has made letters a staple of so many students’ wardrobes, but...

Find the club that is right for you

Find the club that is right for you

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

As you’re strolling through the Main Quad looking at different booths, it may not occur to you that clubs you join could drastically change who you will become within the next four years of college. I definitely did not feel that way about the Daily Illini. When I joined at the beginning of my sophomore...

Quad Day survival guide

Quad Day survival guide

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

Quad Day is one of the most essential and hyped-up events you’ll encounter during your first few days at the University, and for a good reason. It’s a chance to get involved, make friends and put yourself out there among the 600 plus registered student organizations. Among the large crowd and...

Breaking down the Illinois Basketball 2017 schedule

Breaking down the Illinois Basketball 2017 schedule

By Thomas Polcyn, Illini hoops columnist

August 27, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Quad Day, Sports

As students return to campus and the start of class draws near, so does the start of a new era of Illinois basketball. After firing John Groce, the former head coach, and bringing in Brad Underwood, the Illini are ready to turn the page and return to competing with top-level programs. With that...

Join club sports to avoid the freshman 15

Join club sports to avoid the freshman 15

By Jessica Peterson, Buzz Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

I am entering my fourth year at the University of Illinois. I have a little brother who is just starting his freshman year, and I am extremely jealous of him—not only because he is going to get the whole freshman experience and has way more time left here than I do. It is because he has a lot better...

My freshman Quad Day experience

My freshman Quad Day experience

By Jessica Peterson, Buzz Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

Hot. Sweaty. Overpopulated. These are the three words I would use to describe my first Quad Day. Despite the downsides, I loved every second of playing a part in the typical scenes used in movies to paint the beginning of college and the next four years of one’s life. If you're a freshmen, it...

New school year brings changes to UI administration

New school year brings changes to UI administration

By Daily Illini Staff Report

August 27, 2017


Filed under News, Quad Day, Special Sections

Several changes to the University’s appointments have been made since the Board of Trustees met on July 13. At the Chicago meeting, the board approved Danita Brown Young as the new Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, replacing Renee Romano. James Anderson was named as dean of the College of Education...

How to navigate Quad Day

How to navigate Quad Day

By Meral Aycicek, Special Sections Assistant Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

Quad Day is one of the biggest events of the year and navigating the hundreds of clubs and thousands of people can seem daunting to both freshmen and returning students. Here are some tips to help you cruise through Quad Day like a pro. Study the map This may very well be your first assignment in colle...

Underclassmen will likely see the finished products of football, basketball rebuilds

Underclassmen will likely see the finished products of football, basketball rebuilds

By Cole Henke, Sports Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under Quad Day

I am entering my fourth year at the University of Illinois. I have a little brother who is just starting his freshman year, and I am extremely jealous of him. Not only because he is going to get the whole freshman experience and has way more time left here than I do, but because he has a lot better chance...

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

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

By 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...

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