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Don’t force yourself to join everything

Students walking along the Quad during Quad day on Aug. 26. Balancing priorities can become a slippery slope when opportunities arise at the University. Remember to not take part in everything you see.

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

August 25, 2019

Quad Day offers a diverse amount of RSOs to browse and consider joining. When I was a freshman, I was eager to join as many different organizations as I can, thinking I would be able to handle the time commitment that comes with each organization. Before I started my college career, I thought I would have a ...

Survive Quad Day stress

A student shakes the hand of a representative of the Illini Rugby on Quad Day Aug. 26. Participating in these events takes preparation. Consider the head, the crowds and the multitude of opportunities thrown your direction.

By Hannah Preston, Copy chief

August 25, 2019

For those of you who have attended a Quad Day at the University, you have an idea of the kind of misery to be had at this highly anticipated, useful and stressful event. Thousands and thousands of students — new faces and seasoned upperclassmen alike — crowd the sidewalks of the Main Quad, fighting for...

Quad Day opportunities aren’t just for new students

A student signs her name and email on a signup sheet for Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional sorority, during Quad Day on Aug. 26

By Kayla Brown, Assistant buzz editor

August 25, 2019

Freshman year is overwhelming. Students may have a hard time fitting in every single activity and event they hoped to try and accomplish once they get to campus. As time passes, though, it becomes easier to balance priorities and figure out what things you enjoy and what you don’t. That being said, ...

Handle free stuff handed out on Quad Day like a senior

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Students walking along the Main Quad with their hands full of free cups pens and towels from the Registered Student Organizations pitching their organization to prospective student on Quad Day Aug. 26, 2018.

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

August 25, 2019

Everyone knows Quad Day is the day to get involved with the 1,800 (and counting!) RSOs here at the University. It’s basically an entire Sunday where students walk around the Main Quad, meet some chill people and see what interests them — academically, socially or professionally. But that’s all the boring stuff. Quad Day ...

Be kind on Quad Day

Representatives of the Classical Fencing Registered Student Organization sit at their booths as people walk by exploring the Quad during Quad Day Aug. 26. Keep in mind the people working on Quad Day are people, too.

By Kyra Sadovi, Assistant opinions editor

August 25, 2019

Quad Day is an exciting day for freshmen. It’s often the first day on your own on campus -- the potential in the air is visceral. It feels like the whole world is at your fingertips, from animal-lover clubs to political orgs to cultural houses. For upperclassmen, though, Quad Day is hard to deal with. Eve...

Make your bucket list for Quad Day

Students and representatives for Registered Student Organizations on Quad Day on Aug. 26. With so much to see, it's important to narrow down your to-do list.

By Natalie Stanowski, Assistant Special Sections Editor

August 25, 2019

With the start of the school year upon us, Quad Day is finally here. Packed to the brim with RSOs, Greek life and your sweaty fellow college students, Quad Day can seem like an insurmountable behemoth of an event, especially if it’s your first time. While there are dozens upon dozens of options to...

Struggles turn into successes in college

Representatives of Registered Student organizations stand behind their organizations booths on Quad Day on Aug. 26. When faced with difficult times in college, it's important to also enjoy yourself.

By Ava Traverso, Special sections editor

August 25, 2019

Dear new student, Welcome to what may be the wildest, scariest, most challenging, most insightful and most wonderful four years of your life. Whatever perception American media has given you about college, throw it out the window. What you will quickly learn to be the concrete truth is this: College...

Make your booth stand out on Quad Day

Make your booth stand out on Quad Day

By Pari Apostolakos, Managing Editor for Reporting

August 25, 2019

College isn’t about staying in your comfort zone. To fully enjoy your first breaths of freedom, college is going to be awkward and full of new experiences. One way to explore your likes and dislikes, find your passions and start your self-discovery journey is by going to Quad Day. When I was a fre...

Discover your passions by yourself

A student speaks to a representative of the International Student Car Association during Quad Day on Aug. 26. Even though the massive crowds may be terrifying -- especially to a new student -- seeking out opportunities on your own has many benefits.

By Therese Pokorney, Features Editor

August 25, 2019

College isn’t about staying in your comfort zone. To fully enjoy your first breaths of freedom, college is going to be awkward and full of new experiences. One way to explore your likes and dislikes, find your passions and start your self-discovery journey is by going to Quad Day. When I was a fre...

Don’t get discouraged while searching for a right fit

Students walking past registered student oganization displays on Quad Day on Aug. 26. While Quad Day is a popular way for students to find clubs and organizations suited to their interests, it is by no means the only way to get involved.

By Katie Powers, buzz editor

August 25, 2019

Anyone who knows me kThe University of Illinois offers over 1,000 student organizations and activities. Quad Day is an important opportunity for students to interact with all of them and get a sense of where they might belong on a large campus. It’s a vital afternoon in a student’s Illinois exper...

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You can always unsubscribe from email lists

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 25, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows one of the hardest things for me to do is say “no” to literally anything. I endure so many things I (secretly) do not want to do because I just could not say “no” to them. This slight personality flaw did wonders for me on Quad Day. I won’t lie to you. I only spen...

Say ‘yes’ to Quad Day

A representative of the Med Life club speaks to a student interested in joining. Even if you don’t think you’ll join, sign up for everything that catches your eye.

By Rachel King, Assistant Copy Chief

August 25, 2019

If you’ve ever been to Quad Day, you know it can be a little daunting with the balmy weather, an overwhelming array of booths and the hordes of students. But if you prepare yourself for these factors, you’re in for a worthwhile campus experience during which hundreds of RSOs will gather in one loc...

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