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Campus provides must-sees and dos

Pictured is a beef brisket sandwich covered in Georgia peach barbecue sauce and a side of sweet potato fries, served at the Black Dog Smoke and Ale House in Urbana. This barbeque joint is well-known by students and community members alike for its mouth-watering food. 
 

By Declan Harty

July 26, 2014

With over seven square miles of campus covering two towns and hosting more than 40,000 students, the University has an endless amount of places that students need to see.The rush of college can take away from the campus, especially in your first year. So make it a point to maybe spend a night at a resta...

Cut your costs on textbook purchases

Cut your costs on textbook purchases

July 26, 2014

The costs of textbooks can add up fast. When added with the other costs of college — tuition, meal plan, booze, Fat Sandwich (the list goes on) — it makes sense to minimize what you can, and it just so happens that it is very easy to get cheap textbooks.  As a freshman, you may feel obliged to buy ...

A letter from President Robert Easter

President Robert Easter

July 26, 2014

Welcome to the University of Illinois and I’m delighted that you have chosen our Urbana-Champaign campus as the next step in your educational journey. This is truly an extraordinary place — a global leader in education and research with a nearly 150-year legacy of achievement that has helped drive...

Study abroad: Expanding your horizons

Study abroad: Expanding your horizons

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 26, 2014

Expanding your horizons is part of the Illinois experience. One way to step outside your comfort zone, immerse yourself in a new environment and gain new experiences is through study abroad.  The University offers study abroad programs that range from a semester of study to a year of study, as well...

Healthy study habits let you balance social, academic life

Healthy study habits let you balance social, academic life

July 26, 2014

You know how to do this. You’ve done it since you were in grade school. You must know how to do it well if you are attending this University in the fall.  You know how to study.  But do you know how to study in college? There are lots of things that will distract you. Formals, sporting events or just a night at one of the ...

Spectator’s choice: where to watch the game

Illinois' Ryan Lankford runs in a touchdown at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7. Memorial Stadium is just one of many places Illini fans choose to watch and support the team as they play. 

By Kayla Burns

July 26, 2014

Fall semester means many things for a large university. Students are back on campus, classes are back in session and a new season of football begins. Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a football fan, game days have a way of bringing the campus community together on a common ground. Fr...

UI’s historical football legacy among the best

The Illinois football team will play its season opener against Kent State on September 4, a Friday night. The Illini are trying new methods to increase attendance.
Illinois played under the lights against Arizona State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. The Illini won 17-14.

July 26, 2014

Football as we know it was invented at the University of Illinois, though you may not know it if you went to Memorial Stadium on Game Day. In 1913, Robert Zuppke took over as head coach of the Illinois football team. When he left in 1941 — 28 years and four national championships later — the game...

Community events to get involved in

Jason Finkelman performs in front of Ten Thousand Villages in Champaign at the Boneyard Arts Festival on Friday.

July 26, 2014

It can be easy to fall into the same pattern during your first year of college. You’re new to campus and most likely can now get into bars for the first time in your life. While the bars are fun, you don’t want to forget that there is a community here beyond campustown. Champaign-Urbana offers ma...

Connect with your professor to enhance your college experience

By Earn Saenmuk

July 26, 2014

College life can be nerve wracking at times. Meeting new people, living away from home, time management — all these tasks can be challenging. One of the important adjustments a freshman has to go through is learning how classes are structured. Going from a class of around 20 to 30 students to a lecture of 3...

Minors an important consideration for students

Minors an important consideration for students

July 26, 2014

When preparing for the college journey, there are a number of critical decisions that need to be made, the most obvious being which college to attend. And maybe even of equal or greater importance to some is the age-old decision of the ever-coveted major. The major we choose is supposed to guide our...

Make your big lectures feel smaller

Make your big lectures feel smaller

July 26, 2014

As a humble College of Media student who came from a high school in the middle of a cornfield, I’m used to smaller class sizes. There’s really nothing like dodging an instructor’s gaze for 50 minutes, avoiding answering questions among 20-some other students. If you’re going to be a good st...

A letter from Chancellor Phyllis Wise

Phyllis M. Wise, University of Illinois vice president and chancellor, Urbana-Champaign campus

July 26, 2014

Whether this is your first semester on the campus or you are continuing your journey, on behalf of all our faculty and staff, welcome to Illinois!  It is amazing to me that this great university grew from one building and a few dozen students in 1867 into the globally-respected institution of today. Y...

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