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First-Year Experience

At Illinois College, you will find many opportunities to explore campus and beyond with various events geared toward first-year students.

Starting during your arrival on campus for Welcome Week, you will have experiences that are designed to ease your 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.