Readying Illinois Students for Excellence

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RISE group photo
RISE group photo
RISE group photo

Applications will be available beginning March 23, 2020.

Do you want the ULTIMATE, IMMERSIVE NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE at the University of Illinois? Get ready to RISE (Readying Illinois Students for Excellence)!

Interested in learning about campus life-from living in a residence hall, attending a mock university lecture to finding out the best places to study and play? Then RISE is the program you need!

RISE (Readying Illinois Students for Excellence) is a FREE three-day, two-night program providing in state, first- generation, Pell Grant eligible, or underrepresented students the opportunity to CONNECT, become familiar with campus, and REGISTER for classes during New Student Registration.

You’ll also learn more about accessing a MULTITUDE OF RESOURCES to make your stay at the University of Illinois a breeze and give you the EMPOWERMENT you’ll need as you TRANSITION from high school to University life!

The sky’s the limit when you RISE at the University of Illinois!

Come and join fellow students as you take your first step in becoming a part of the University of Illinois family!