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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. 
 
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...

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. 
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...

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...

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...

Connect with your professor to enhance your college experience

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Jumpstarting your relationship with CUMTD

Riders board a MTD bus across the street from the Illini Union on Sunday, October 19, 2008.
July 26, 2014

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has 647 total buildings, covering an area of 7.1 square miles, which makes it difficult to walk from one side of the campus to another. Most students rely...

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...

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...

Study abroad: Expanding your horizons

Study abroad: Expanding your horizons
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...

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