Campus Life

Welcome Week

IC Connections Welcome Week for 2017 will begin Thursday, August 24 and run through Saturday, September 2. First-year seminars begin on Friday, August 25 and all other classes will begin on Tuesday, August 29.

Welcome Week is designed to ease the transition to Illinois College. On the Thursday morning before classes begin, new students and their families will arrive on campus to check-in. Once you get settled into your residence hall it will be time for your family to depart. 

Through Welcome Week we provide a wide range of required and optional events to help you in getting connected. You will connect with your fellow new students, explore campus and settle into your new home.

You'll spend evenings socializing with new friends as you enjoy a hypnotist, casino night, dance party and more. Learn all about the student organizations and other ways to develop your leadership skills and get involved on campus. Get yourself networked to all the technology resources and meet the staff here to help you succeed.

Of course, we also will help you gain your academic footing as you begin your Illinois College education. You will meet with your advisor and with your first-year seminar instructor. You will join in discussing the summer common reading and assignment. By the time you start classes, you will be well acquainted with your new home.

Watch for more information about Welcome Week, which we'll mail to you and your family in August. We will provide you with a schedule of activities, maps and all you'll need when you arrive. We look forward to seeing you!


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