• When I began my freshman year at the University of Illinois, one of the things that surprised me most was the vibrant food scene. Walking down Green St., I could get any food I wanted, from ramen, to burgers, to falafel, to poke bowls, to chicken tikka masala. The food options were just as diverse as a street in Chicago or New York City!
  • Sometimes, studying in your room can be impossible, and you need a new environment to focus. Luckily, one of the best parts about living in a college town is that there are plenty of coffee shops to study in!
  • One of the major draws of UIUC is the vibrant social scene. But over the summer, when most students go home, campus becomes a lot quieter. The Quad is usually empty, and the study spots that are normally crowded are open.
  • We caught up with a handful of graduating seniors to get their perspective on their time at Illinois, including advice for incoming freshmen. Check out what they had to say.
  • As an incoming College of LAS student, you are required to take an 8-week, 1-credit hour, course during your first semester on campus. For most students, this class will be LAS 101: Design Your First Year Experience. This class is organized to aid newly-minted LAS freshmen in feeling more comfortable while kicking off their time at UIUC.
  • Emily's double majors in psychology and gender & women’s studies—as well as her experiences with FYCARE, the Stalking Prevention Summit, and the Women’s Resources Center—will help prepare her for a future career in social activism. Read how.
  • Zoe Caryl is currently a sophomore majoring in atmospheric science and minoring in political science. She is a catcher on the varsity softball team. She provides tricks for navigating a heavy schedule.
  • MCB major Neha Arun shares her experiences working as an undergraduate researcher in Professor Collin Kieffer's lab in the Department of Microbiology, as well as a look at life outside the lab at the University of Illinois Urbana
  • There are so many things to love about being a student in the College of LAS. We asked LAS students about their favorite moment of the Fall 2022 semester. Read what some had to say.
  • Mi Pueblo elevated my mood so much to be able to be with people who also enjoyed speaking Spanish, and to do it in a less formal setting that wasn’t so high-stakes and that wasn’t really a classroom setting.