Congratulations! We encourage you to attend one, two, three, or all the admitted student events available to you.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites all admits to attend an Illini Day! Illini Days feature a panel of students from different majors, a financial aid presentation, a housing presentation, and an information session from the College of Fine and Applied Arts and your home unit.
Saturday, March 6
Saturday, April 10
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CST/CDT
What does Power look like at the University of Illinois? It looks like a 150-year legacy of individuals who are brave enough to think differently, smart enough to find a better way, and caring enough to make the world a better place.
When gathered together—alumni, students, parents, faculty, and staff—we become a community who faces the world's greatest challenges by rolling up our sleeves, joining forces to make new discoveries, and inspiring one another toward greater impact.
That's Powerful Together. And that’s what you’ll experience at IlliniFest. Even a pandemic can't keep us from gathering to celebrate what the U of I community stands for and has accomplished.
Sunday, March 7
7:00 p.m. CST
Please join students from the College of Fine and Applied Arts for these specialized panels. Attend one or all of them this spring.
Join current students from the College of Fine and Applied Arts as they answer the who, what, when, where, and why of (almost) everything you need to know about FAA at Illinois.
Thursday, March 11
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. CST
Current students from the College of Fine and Applied Arts will discuss what they wish they knew before going to college. This presentation will be full of helpful advice, tips, and strategies that worked for them at Illinois.
Thursday, April 22
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. CDT
Current students will discuss what they are watching, reading, and listening to. This is a great chance to share a little about yourself and learn about your future classmates.
Thursday, May 6
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. CDT
Meet with Art and Design staff member Ellen de Waard and a student ambassador.
This is a Q&A session to learn more about what happens now that you have been admitted and understand more about our community, the curriculum, internships, and student life.
Virtual Visits are offered on the following dates at 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. CST/CDT:
Thursday, February 25/March 4/March 11/March 18/March 25
Tuesday, April 6/April 13/April 20/April 27
Thursday, March 4
Wednesday, April 14
7:00 p.m.—Welcome by Alan Mette, Director of the School of Art and Design
7:10 p.m.—Faculty Panel Discussion (program chairs will respond to prompts that will be provided in advance)
7:40 p.m.—Individual Program Break-Out Sessions (faculty and current students will be available for an informal meet and greet and will answer questions)