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Welcome Back Days 2019

Welcome Back 2019 Events

Wake-Up Call 2019

Saturday, August 24th from 3-4:30pm
Foellinger Auditorium
Sponsored by 100 STRONG and the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Wake Up Call is designed to assist new black students acrrosss the disapora in their transition to the University of Illinois by presenting them with a preview of campus life. During this event students will have the opportunity to connect with various campus partners and learn more about the resources offered through the BNAACC and 100 Strong, and how to become a part of the100 Strong mentoring program. All participating students will recieve a FREE t-shirt!! Learn more here

Paleta Social at La Casa

Monday, August 26th from 6-8pm
La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana

After the first day of classes, La Casa holds a social for new students to come and meet other new and returning students, while returning students can catch up with fellow classmates, all while enjoying a paleta/ice cream. It is also an introduction of La Casa to new students in an informal manner.

Women's Center Welcome Back!

Tuesday, August 27th from 4-7pm
Women's Resources Center, 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign

Come celebrate a brand new semester with the WRC! 

LGBT Resource Center Welcome Back Event

Thursday, August 29th, 4:30-6pm 
Illini Union 314 A & B

Celebrate the start of a new year with food, music, and opportunities to meet LGBT Resource Center staff, LGBT RSOs, campus partners, and more! Come find out how to get involved with and stay connected to LGBTQ life at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! All students, staff, faculty, and community members including partners are invited. Paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee

Welcome Black BBQ!

Wednesday, September 4th, 3-5pm
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana

Help us kick off the school year the right way at our annual Welcome Black BBQ! The BBQ is co-sponsored by the Black Faculty and Academic Professional Association. As such, the bbq is an opportunity to connect with old friends, make new ones and to engage with faculty and staff from across the university.


Sunday, September 8th, 4–7pm

SDRP Multipurpose Room (2nd floor) 301 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign

For twenty five years, students have been producing “Asiantation,” a new student-welcoming program and resource handbook to introduce first year students, transfer students, as well as graduate and professional students to the Asian and Asian American campus community and resources. Learn more about AAPI student organizations and see how you can get involved.

Native American House Welcome

Thursday, September 12, 4:30-7pm
Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St., Urbana