Alumni & Campus Stories

The Big Picture: Quad Day

Forget social media. There’s nothing like a swarm of people meeting and greeting each other face-to-face. Every August, more than 1,000 University of Illinois student organizations gather to hawk their activities—from salsa dancing to...

The Big Picture: Move-In Day

Just like avian migration and varsity football, the end of summer brings Move-In Day to the University of Illinois, when incoming freshmen arrive on campus with families and possessions in tow. I-Guides to the...

The Big Picture: Hallene Gateway

The Hallene Gateway didn’t always greet visitors at the east entrance of campus. The sandstone portal bearing Illinois’ motto originally was part of New Main University Hall, the school’s fourth building, erected in 1871...