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Do you want the ultimate, immersive new student experience at the University of Illinois?

Get ready for RISE (Readying Illinois Students for Excellence)!

This summer join us virtually to … interact and engage with Illinois faculty, staff, and fellow Illinois students, and get the answers to those most pressing questions with our faculty and student panels!

Navigate our webpage to 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!

You are one click away from taking your first step in becoming a part of the University of Illinois family!

Students are eligible to register for RISE if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • First-generation college student
  • Identify as a student from an underrepresented population
  • Pell-Grant eligible
  • In-state student