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Quad Day is over, now what?

Quad Day is over, now what?

By Katie Powers, Assistant buzz Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

If you attend Quad Day, you’ll probably walk away from it with some cool free stuff, a couple dozen flyers and some emails from organizations. Your Quad Day experience is what you make of it, but your success in finding student organizations that are right for you means taking initiative and seeking ...

The Main Quad is a space for everyone

The Main Quad is a space for everyone

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

College campuses all around the world offer varying degrees of student life, size, academics and sports. But the majority of them have one particular aspect in common that brings them all together. You guessed it, it’s the Main Quad. Sitting in the center of campus, the Main Quad is the action-pack...

Enhance your RSO search with these tips

Enhance your RSO search with these tips

By Jamie Linton, Assistant Opinions Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

Quad Day is hands down the most overwhelming day of the University’s Welcome Days. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, there are some ground rules and tips you can use to harness the abundance of information to your advantage.   This is a great time to reflect on the kind of person you’v...

Maximize your Quad Day experience

Maximize your Quad Day experience

By Abby Paeth, Editor-in-chief

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

Having been to three Quad Days already, once in front of the table and twice behind it, I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about how to maximize your first Quad Day experience. For anyone, freshman or not, Quad Day can be extremely overwhelming. There’s a lot of people around, giveaw...

Left unsatisfied? Start your own RSO

Left unsatisfied? Start your own RSO

By Pari Apostolakos, Assistant Features Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

It’s every student’s worst nightmare: you took one lap, two laps, three laps, four laps around the Main Quad. You even made sure to hit the diagonal pathways so you wouldn’t miss any of the booths. Yet, you still can’t find the organization you were looking for. Don’t get me wrong, you are more likely th...

Tips and tricks on how to survive Quad Day

By Cindy Om, Design Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

Apart from Gameday’s annual clearance sale, Quad Day is my favorite day of the year. You get to meet new people, and you get free food and T-shirts. Who doesn't love free food and T-shirts? I know I do. I have a collection of T-shirts and sunglasses. Quad Day can be a bit overwhelming, but I've pu...

Breaking down clubs on campus

Breaking down clubs on campus

By Camille Baer, Feature's editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

So let’s talk about Quad Day. It’s a chaotic hodgepodge of University students all in the same space, fighting for a chance to find where they belong. With over 1,600 RSOs, things are bound to get a bit hectic. But don’t feel like you’re in over your head — with a little planning and informati...

How to say ‘no’ at Quad Day

How to say ‘no’ at Quad Day

By Kelly Johnson, Social Media Director

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

As Quad Day approaches, eager young freshmen will be racing toward the Main Quad to grab every free bag in sight and sign their emails on any piece of paper they can get their hands on. But not only freshmen can fall victim to this. Anyone can be guilt tripped and overwhelmed by a peppy group conv...

You don’t have to join everything

By Rachael Bolek, Managing Editor for Online

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

On Quad Day, you’re going to be bombarded with people giving you flyers and asking you to put your email address on their sign-up lists. This can be a great way for you to get familiar with everything the University has to offer. I highly recommend putting your email down for anything you think you’re...

What to expect from Greek life at Illinois

By Andrea Flores, Longform Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

At this point, you’ve probably noticed that Greek life is a large part of campus. It's likely that you've already seen groups of students together, chanting and wearing the same shirts, and you may be wondering if sorority or fraternity life is right for you. I knew nearly nothing about Greek life when ...

Take your time at Quad Day

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

I remember walking to Quad Day my freshman year almost like it was yesterday. At the time, I had not really figured out how to get to the Main Quad, and I was uncertain what its significance was. I was with my roommate and two other friends I made that week, but we shortly got lost from each other when w...

Try something new on Quad Day

By Alex Greulich, Copy Chief

August 24, 2018


Filed under Quad Day, Special Sections

When I first stepped onto the Main Quad my freshman year, on Quad Day, I have to admit that it was overwhelming. Large crowds made me panicky. I had no idea how anyone could find anything they wanted to do in that mess of bodies. It was also over 90 degrees, so that helped. Luckily, I had a couple...

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