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RISE (Readying Illinois Students for Excellence)

Readying Illinois Students for Excellence (RISE)

Readying Illinois Students for Excellence (RISE) is a FREE program for select first-year students, so that they may gain leadership skills, and locate valuable resources about where to go for help, advice, and fun at Illinois. 

For complete information, please visit the Official RISE Website

RISE participants will:

  • Learn how to talk with your faculty both in and out of the classroom.
  • Gain skills to balance academics, extra-curricular involvement and friendships while on campus.
  • Meet student leaders and other new students at Illinois.
  • Parents will learn how to assist you in the transition and hear about various campus resources

Additional questions? Contact New Student Programs at or call (217) 333-4057.