READY, Set, Go! Family Schedule

READY, Set, Go! Family Schedule

10 a.m. | Check-In & Resource Fair
Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center

  • CHECK-IN | Bruner Concourse
    Welcome to campus! Get ready for a great day!
  • Get READY Resource Fair | Sherman Gymnasium
    We have invited campus offices and organizations who we know you want to talk with to the Get READY Resource Fair. This way you can ask all those questions in one place at one time.

10:30 a.m. | Welcome to Illinois College
Sherman Gymnasium
Welcome to the IC community! You will learn about the day’s schedule and start making connections.

11 a.m. | Get READY Resource Fair (continued)
Need more time to talk with offices and organizations? Take the opportunity to check in with them now. 

11:30 a.m. | Lunch
Cummings Dining Hall

Enjoy lunch in the Cumming Dining Hall before sessions begin. This is also a great time to stop by the IC Store to stock up on all the IC gear you’ll need for everything IC! 

12:15 p.m. | Your First-Year Experience
Sibert Theatre, McGaw Fine Arts Center

You will learn about what makes an IC education unique and how we get our incoming students ready to be part of the vibrant academic community at Illinois College. 

Family Sessions

You will participate in each of these sessions throughout the afternoon of READY, Set, Go! 

  • Family Reception
    Join faculty and staff for a reception at Cummings Dining Hall. Take some time to unwind, enjoy some snacks, beer/wine/soda and meet other parents and family members of future Illinois College students. 

  • REAL Talk 
    Unknowns can be frightening, however, being knowledgeable can ease those fears. Please join us for a Real Talk about what your student may encounter in college and the ways Illinois College assists your student. You will receive tips and tricks on how to have difficult conversations before your student begins their journey at IC. Be prepared for frank discussions about alcohol/drugs, mental health, sexual assault, and more.

  • Fun for the Whole Family 
    We know that helping your student transition to college can be challenging - so we've created fun activities to help you learn how IC supports students through the transition and how you can help!

4:20 p.m. | READY, Set, Go! Closing and Next Steps
Cummings Dining Hall

4:30 p.m. | Campus Tours (optional)
Tours will leave from Cummings Dining Hall

The IC Store, located in Caine Student Center, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.