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My Second Chinese New Year @ Illinois

by Connie

February 12, 2016

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Everyday Life

This is the fifth year that I could not go back home to spend Chinese New Year with my families, and it’s also my second year at Illinois. I do miss my parents and friends a lot; however, I don’t really feel lonely because I can celebrate this most im…

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Tea Ceremony at the Japan House

by Sarah

February 10, 2016

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Curricula, Everyday Life

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a tea ceremony as part of one of my classes. To say the least, I was quite impressed. The Japan House is so welcoming, and I really enjoyed watching the ceremony. The whole thing was super informative and gav…

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What to Expect as an Art Major at Illinois

by Indyia

February 10, 2016

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Hey guys, As an artist at Illinois, I thought it would be cool to tell any future art students out there what to expect when arriving on campus and starting classes. As a freshman, you might not start working in your major at first. You may be in A…

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5 College Prep Practices

by Alec

February 10, 2016

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Everyday Life, Graduation, Housing, Recreation, Student Organizations

So you got accepted to the University of Illinois—congratulations! You are now among the COOLEST college kids in the country ;). Now it's February, and you're not sure what to do with yourself before August. But that's what I'm here for. Here are my 5 c…

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To Parkland Pathway or not to Parkland Pathway?

by Liv

February 10, 2016

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Application

This time of the year, we receive a lot of questions about transfer planning, admissions requirements, and our pathway options. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has a few pathway options, and the College of Engineering offers additional routes inde…

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Congratulations, new Illini!

by Sarah

February 7, 2016

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Application

I know that I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say congratulations to the newly admitted Illini! I remember being super happy when I found out that I would not only be attending the University of Illinois, but living in the Beckwith program at Nuge…

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I want to change my major …

by Veronica

February 6, 2016

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Application, Career Plans, Curricula

First of all, congratulations on being admitted! This year, we had the largest number of applications in university history. WOW! Out of about 38,000 applicants for Fall 2016, we chose you! So, again … congrats! We hope you choose Illinois, and we can´┐Ż…

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Would I Pick Illinois Again? (Senior Sentiments)

by James

February 5, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Career Plans, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Hi everyone, Congratulations on becoming a fellow Illini! Some of you might have your next four years here mapped out to a tee while others are still unsure if Illinois is where you want to be. Regardless of how you're feeling, everything you're thi…

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Creating a Schedule

by Kenny

February 5, 2016

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Application

Hey guys, So by now many of you have found out that you've been accepted into Illinois, so congratulations, you did it, great job! But now comes the work. Getting into a major university is an accomplishment in of itself, and you should be very proud …

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The Moment You Found Out You’re An Illini With GIFs

by Daniel

February 5, 2016

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Career Plans, Selectivity

So today you found out you're an Illini! I'll always remember the moment I found out I was an Illini. I was sitting after school with my school newspaper helping to lay out the next issue. So when the time came, I frantically logged into myIllini and saw …

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Admitted Next Steps: International

by Amber

February 5, 2016

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Admission Requirements, Application, Resources

The wait is over, and decisions are finally here!  Let's start by taking a moment to let it all sink in ... There, isn't that better? Now, you are probably wondering what is next. Never fear, that is what I am here for! Here are a few things to get y…

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I’ve been admitted! Now what?

by Veronica

February 5, 2016

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Admission Requirements, Campus Visits, Housing

Ok, so you've been admitted! Congratulations! We had an EXTREMELY competitive applicant pool this year. It was also the largest number of applications in the history of Illinois! Guess what?! We picked you! Now that you've been officially invited i…

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You’re accepted! Now, where do you live?!

by Alex

February 4, 2016

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Application, Housing

Congrats! You are now accepted to the University of Illinois! I know that this excitement comes with a lot of questions. When I first got accepted, one of my biggest questions was, “Where am I going to live?” There are a few different option…

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Faces of Illinois: Admissions Decisions Advice

by Sassy

February 4, 2016

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Application

How goes it, Illini and friends? We all know that Friday is a big day for current high school seniors who have applied to Illinois. They'll be able to log into myIllini to see their admissions decision. Because our student bloggers were there once…

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Campus Snacks

by Indyia

February 3, 2016

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Housing

Hey pals, I was eating a bowl of oatmeal the other day, and I thought it would be ideal to talk about foods to keep in your room, especially if you’re going to be  living in a residence hall. I like to keep small little snacks like almonds, popco…

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Bands in Town

by Indyia

February 2, 2016

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Hey all, Okay, so I’m from Evanston, Illinois, which is fairly close to Chicago. I’m used to having access to the city, which means an abundance of events—especially art and small band shows. Now, this may sound very hipster cliche, but I've e…

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My Acceptance to the University of Illinois

by Indyia

February 2, 2016

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Application

Before I start to tell you guys about my experience being accepted to the university, I’ll first begin to tell you about my experiences that led to that point. As someone who wanted to major in art, I had to make a portfolio and apply to Illinois a…

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Your Home Away From Home

by Kenny

February 2, 2016

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Curricula, Everyday Life, Resources

Hey guys, Due to a lot of race related events that have been going on here at the University of Illinois campus, as well as several other college campuses across the nation in the last few months, I thought it'd be appropriate to touch on this subject…

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Just Everyday Life

by Kenny

February 2, 2016

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Curricula, Everyday Life, Housing, Recreation, Resources, Work

Hey guys, Very soon, a lot of you high schoolers will find out whether or not you've been accepted into Illinois, and that is a very exciting prospect! This will be the culmination of all of your hard work throughout high school, and whether or not yo…

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Filmmaking Resources at Illinois

by James

February 1, 2016

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Career Plans, Recreation, Resources

Hi everyone! Illinois isn't known as a major filmmaking school, but if you like to make videos, you're not totally stranded from options—contrary to what being in the middle of cornfields might suggest. For example, the Art and Design Building …

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