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Transfer Scholarship available from IACRAO! APPLY NOW!

by April

June 29, 2015

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Application

Hello to all the Incoming Transfer Students! I hope you've all been getting some time to enjoy summer before we see you on campus in just a few months!!! Today I write to you with some helpful news. The Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and…

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Illinois Gems You’ve Got to Explore

by Sassy

June 23, 2015

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Application

How goes it, Illini and friends? Whew! Summer Reg has me feeling insanely popular and photogenic. I'm so glad I’m able to take part in one of the biggest days for the new Illinois Class of 2019! Plus, it's given me a lot of incentive to roam part…

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Senior Specials – Cam in Math, Stats, and Secondary Ed (Oh My!)

by Sivani

June 22, 2015

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Everyday Life

Cameron has been a fantastic friend of mine since freshman year. He actually lived two doors down from me during our freshman year in the dorms! We were both LAS 101 interns together last year, and he even subbed for my class when I wasn't able to make it…

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Senior Specials – Sri in Computer Science

by Sivani

June 18, 2015

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Application

Now that I'm entering my senior year of college (I cannot believe I'm typing this), I wanted to write a series on successful senior students that I have encountered during my time at U of I. This way, I hope to show prospective students and incoming fresh…

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Follow me on Twitter!

by Sassy

June 5, 2015

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Campustown, Everyday Life, Resources

How goes it, Illini and friends? So, after hearing the local squirrels chatting about joining Twitter and the endless supply of wireless tree wifi, it's safe to say I've finally hopped on the social media bandwagon; I've made my very own Twitter page! …

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The Beauty of Summer School

by Daniel

May 31, 2015

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Curricula, Resources

Hey everyone! Hope your summers are going well. I have been busy with Summer School! When you hear the words "Summer School," you think of it as a punishment. Also, you are probably exhausted from all the studying and learning from the year that the la…

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Registration Ready!

by Sassy

May 29, 2015

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Campus Visits

Hey there Illini and friends, Next week is the start of freshman summer registration, and guess what? I get to be a part of it! In fact, you should be on the lookout for me, because if you spot me, you may just get a free t-shirt (more on that when you…

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Adulting: The First Step

by Veronica

May 28, 2015

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Application, Curricula, Resources

Guess what?! Summer Registration for freshmen starts June 1st! For those of you within 500 miles of campus, you will be visiting us in the next few weeks to meet some classmates, explore campus, learn about lots of great resources, and, most important, ta…

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Illini Summer

by Sassy

May 19, 2015

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Campustown, Everyday Life

Hey, Illini and friends! The sound of ice cubes swirling in an Espresso Royale iced tea and Cocomero’s froyo dripping onto the pavement marks for a campus change. Students are traveling in and out of town sporadically, and some graduates are still h…

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Moving Out

by Daniel

May 17, 2015

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Everyday Life, Housing, Resources

Yesterday was the day I was moving out my dorm, Weston Hall. Weston Hall is a Living Learning Community Dorm in the Ikenberry Commons. I really enjoyed my time in the dorm and will definitely miss it next year. Before my parents came to pick me up, I m…

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Prepare for your photo finish

by Sassy

May 13, 2015

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Application

How goes it, Illini and friends? We’re now in the home stretch of the spring semester, and so our graduating seniors are gearing up for the big ceremony. Lines are about to build up outside the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) as graduates go …

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Second Semester Finals

by Emma

May 11, 2015

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Curricula, Everyday Life

Hey guys, I am currently in the midst of second semester finals, so I am going to keep this entry short and sweet. It does not really feel like the end of second semester, considering the weather outside is cold and rainy and looks nothing like a brig…

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Division of General Studies: Part 3

by James

May 9, 2015

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Application, Everyday Life, Resources

Here's the last and final part! The Division of General Studies (DGS) can be a great student network, but it's not always a great professional one. It's fun to meet other students in DGS. You can make some great friends as you hop from class to clas…

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Rise and Be a Leader: Executive Board Positions

by Daniel

May 8, 2015

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Career Plans, Curricula, Everyday Life, Student Organizations

Hey guys! So, last week I interviewed to be on the executive board of the American Advertising Federation Chapter of Illinois (AAF.) It's one of the biggest clubs on campus with over 500 members. AAF is one of the most popular RSOs (Registered Student …

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Some Move-In Day Wisdom

by Ria

May 8, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Graduation, Housing, Resources

Now that May 1st is out of the way and everyone’s committed to the college of their choice, there’s another date to look forward to and simultaneously dread: Move-In Day. As an out-of-state student, I was really nervous about figuring out the logistic…

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Dear Freshman Self

by Morgan

May 6, 2015

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Career Plans, Everyday Life

In honor of my last day of undergraduate classes yesterday, I decided to write a letter that I would want to give to my freshman self on the first day of classes. [caption id="attachment_20007" align="aligncenter" width="530"] I wrote this letter near …

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Pep Talk For Finals

by Daniel

May 6, 2015

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Career Plans, Curricula, Everyday Life, Resources

Final exams begin this week. A lot of students get super stressed around this time because all their hard work this semester will be displayed through these final tests. I hope everyone does well on their finals. But, I want to remind people that a test s…

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The Daily Surprises of Life in Chambana

by Ria

May 2, 2015

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation, Student Organizations

Earlier today, I was looking for a place to charge my laptop in the Illini Union when I walked by an event at the Courtyard Café. The “School Yard Brawl” was being hosted by Floor Lovers Illinois, an RSO (Registered Student Organization) that brings…

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Discovery Courses

by Daniel

May 2, 2015

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Career Plans, Curricula

Many students worry that when they get to college, they will be one of a thousand kids packed into one big lecture hall. But that's not always the case. Freshmen students at Illinois have the ability to take classes called "Discovery Courses." These…

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Outdoor concert season starts now!

by Sassy

May 1, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation

How goes it, Illini and friends? Who else is looking forward to the weekend? Not only will there be beautiful weather (perfect for sunbathing on tree branches!) but plenty of activities to partake in outside. And the main event? On Saturday, Goodwin Av…

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