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Students in the Illinois Outdoor Adventure Club pose for a photo during Quad Day on Aug. 26, 2018. Follow through on your commitments to different RSOs by following these tips.

Beyond the Quad: How to stay involved after the big day

August 21, 2021

There’s an old adage that goes somewhat like this — find three hobbies: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape and one to be creative. A time-tested template for a fulfilling life. Everyone...

Members of the Illinois Student Government sit together after being interviewed at the ISG Complex on Oct. 12, 2019.

RSOs offer leadership opportunities on campus

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Features Editor August 19, 2020

The goal of college for many students is to gain the knowledge and experience they need to be successful in their future professions. While lectures and homework will give you some of these skills, you...

The door to the ISEE office located in the National Soybean Research Laboratory sits closed on Jan. 24, 2019.

The future of environmental clubs in midst of COVID-19 will look different

By Jillian Little August 19, 2020

With conflicting measures proposed by government officials and universities, COVID-19 will most likely make the college experience more complicated than ever before. An essential aspect of college is the...

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.

Don’t force yourself to join everything

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...

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.

Survive Quad Day stress

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...

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

Quad Day opportunities aren’t just for new students

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...

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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.

Handle free stuff handed out on Quad Day like a senior

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...

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.

Be kind on Quad Day

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...

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

Make your bucket list for Quad Day

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...

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

Struggles turn into successes in college

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,...

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,...

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.

Discover your passions by yourself

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,...

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