New Students


Welcome first-year students! We can’t wait to see you on campus this fall and want to ensure you’re ready to arrive on campus in August!

Need some help preparing for Welcome Week? Check out our tips below:

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Check out the Welcome Week Schedule

Get a little taste of all the different activities you can participate in when you arrive on campus! Don't forget to add the events to your calendar so you don't miss out on the fun!

Welcome Week

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Download the Illinois App

The Illinois App will be a great resource for you on campus. If you have a meal plan, you‘ll be able to monitor your swipes and dining dollars. You can also use the app for your bus pass if you‘re using the bus off campus. Learn more below!

Illinois App

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Complete the Required Programming

The university requires that all first-year students (freshmen and transfers) attend mandatory programming. Two of these programs (ACE IT and FYCARE) must be completed in the fall and the other during the spring semester (I-Connect).

Required Programming

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Browse Campus Resources

Learn about various student resources on campus. The Get Connected section will help you explore all sorts of resources, from cultural centers to wellness resources. Take some time to browse!

Get Connected

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Connect with New Student & Family Experiences on Social Media

Before and throughout Welcome Week, we will be highlighting our events. Follow us so you don’t miss out on any fun events!

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