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Top 7 places to visit in Illinois in 2017

Top 7 places to visit in Illinois in 2017

By Meral Aycicek

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

For those new to the state of Illinois, campus may feel like it's alone in the middle of a cornfield. Never fear, there are many places to visit in Illinois if you have time over a long weekend or a break. Here are seven, listed in order of proximity to campus. Allerton Park & Retreat Center (27...

Tailgating 101: What you need to know

Tailgating 101: What you need to know

By Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

While the football players are busy with their pre-game rituals, the fans participate in one of their own: a process known as tailgating. Tailgating is essentially when a group of fans make food and often drink a lot of beer in the parking lot of a stadium, which in our case is Memorial Stadium. Although...

3 local festivals you need to attend this year

3 local festivals you need to attend this year

By Jess Peterson, Buzz editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Coming to school at the University of Illinois provides students with a unique campus culture, smack dab in central Illinois. You’ll meet people from all over the world, be able to dine in a variety of restaurants and participate in a multitude of events hosted by the University and students on camp...

Traditions at the University of Illinois

Traditions at the University of Illinois

By Andrea Flores, Longform editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

It's no surprise that in the past 151 years, the University developed many traditions. When I came to Champaign two years ago, I was a little intimidated by all of the history and traditions. I felt like as a freshman; I was behind on what I needed to know. Now that I've figured it out, I'd like to...

Staying around campus for the holiday breaks

Staying around campus for the holiday breaks

By Jess Peterson, buzz editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

A standard academic year at the University of Illinois covers a lot of ground, seasonally speaking that is. Students arrive to campus in the sweltering central Illinois heat, some with the dismay of encountering true Midwestern humidity without any air conditioning. This is an excellent time to bond wi...

Get to know University Housing’s dining halls

Get to know University Housing’s dining halls

By Cindy Om, Assistant design editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

If you have a meal plan, there are six University locations to eat at. This includes Busey-Evans, LAR, FAR, PAR, ISR and the Ike. Each dining hall is a buffet style, and you can use a classic meal credit, cafe credits or a credit card to pay. Where to go depends on preference, location and hours. Busey-Evans,...

Fulfill shopping cravings at local stores

Fulfill shopping cravings at local stores

By Courtney Boyer, Opinions editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Campustown and the surrounding downtowns of Champaign and Urbana are full of cute shops that will fulfill all of your shopping cravings. Whether it be clothes, books, knick-knacks or anything in between, there are places not too far off campus that are worth checking out. When you are wondering where...

Places to pray on campus for every religion

Places to pray on campus for every religion

By Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Moving to a new country can be scary. The culture, food and people are very different than back home. Finding a place to pray can add even more stress, but luckily the C-U area has religious institutions for nearly every religion. For Baha'i, there is the Baha’i Center on 807 E. Green St. in Urbana. The...

Things to do the first week to get acquainted

Things to do the first week to get acquainted

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

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