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.
- The LAS Honors Program has many advantages at the U of I. Josie Thannert, a sophomore studying global studies and gender & women’s studies, shares a few.
- LAS 102 is a course that I would highly recommend to any transfer student joining the College of LAS. The class is a one-credit hour course tailored to provide resources and mentorship for transfer students. It meets once a week with a peer mentor who will act as the first point of contact, teach valuable campus resources, and help kickstart your career as an Illini.
- In the James Scholar Program, enrichment points have rewarded me with some of my favorite memories during my undergraduate career.
- Connecting with people on a campus of 30,000 students can be hard. Connecting with yourself and the person you’re becoming is even harder. The LAS Honors program helped me with both over my past two years on campus.
- 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.
- Sophia Beem is a double-major in creative writing and global studies. She is involved in Students for Environmental Concerns, where she reports on environmental news through the Green Observer.
- Ailaa Ippensen is a senior in communication with a minor in public relations. She reflects on three and a half years as a student in the College of LAS.