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How RSOs can gain a new following on Quad Day

August 22, 2014

Free Frisbees, beer koozies and fliers promoting club pizza parties may be found lining the lawn on Quad Day, representing the great abundance of opportunities open to students who are ready to join a registered student organization.  With so many booths offering incentives to draw a crowd (arguably the most dir...

Perusing through the popular booths

August 22, 2014

Quad Day is returning on Sunday and will showcase all the different and diverse registered student organizations that the University has to offer. According to the Office of Registered Organizations, the University offers more than 1,100 RSOs. With all of the choices available to students, Quad Day ...

Registering an RSO can be stressful but rewarding

By Taylor Lucero

August 22, 2014

There are more than 1,100 registered student organizations on campus, and University students, faculty and staff can add their own clubs to the list through the Office of Registered Organizations using the website “CollegiateLink.” To register an RSO, preliminary requirements must be met, includin...

Why ‘major’ decisions are important

By Mara Shaprio

August 22, 2014

Whether it is through opportunities in the Greek system, jobs on campus or the many registered student organizations, there truly is a group for each student at the University. While it may sound fun to get involved in an RSO such as 104 Degrees: The Illini Hot Tub Club, which is devoted to the art o...

Quad Day: A day of new and old RSOs

By Declan Harty

August 22, 2014

The start of the school year brings new students, new classes and, most importantly, new clubs.Whether the RSO is a newly established club or has deep roots on campus, the hundreds of organizations that will be present on Sunday will attempt to make connections to potential new members in a variety of...

Cultural organizations provide international students a home away from home

Cultural organizations provide international students a home away from home

By Earn Saenmuk

August 22, 2014

With nearly 9,000 full-time international students enrolled in the University last spring, there is no question that the campus boasts a diverse student body. And, while being away from home in a different environment and culture, students may find it difficult to adapt. For many students, Quad Day provide...

Theater groups take part in Quad Day, offer something new to try

By Carly Charles

August 22, 2014

With the surplus of Frisbees, T-shirts and flyers that students receive on Quad Day, the variety of groups and organizations that are available to speak with are countless. But one special type of organization presents students opportunities that may not be available in other organizations: theatre com...

Confessions of a freshman on Quad Day

Confessions of a freshman on Quad Day

By Annabeth Carlson

August 22, 2014

As Quad Day approaches, I cannot help but think of my experience last year. I was 18 years old, a freshman, and my ultimate goal was to be as involved as possible. From all of the clubs in my major to the social sororities of Greek Life, Quad Day seemed like the end-all, be-all event that would determine ...

Q-and-A: Quad Day Coordinator Dementro Powell

August 22, 2014

The Daily Illini sat down with Dementro Powell, assistant director of the Illini Union and the coordinator of Quad Day, to discuss what students can look forward to during Quad Day 2014, which will be held on Sunday. Daily Illini: Can you tell me about your specific role in the planning of Quad Day? Wha...

Six steps to a successful Quad Day

By Mikayla Ostendorf

August 22, 2014

Here’s a guide to get you through your first Quad Day — an experience not fully understood until you see it for yourself. Make the day uniquely your own by following these basic steps.  1. Wake up early (10 a.m. — oh my!). Grab a cup of coffee and lace up your most comfortable pair of shoes. The key i...

A taste of Quad Day performances

A taste of Quad Day performances

August 22, 2014

On Sunday, the University’s Quad will be packed with hundreds of multi-colored booths and thousands of boisterous students. Add to that the sounds of several student groups and organizations that will be performing on Quad Day. Performances will take place onstage in Anniversary Plaza near the Union. ...