Latino Family Visit Day (LFVD)

Latino Family Visit Day (LFVD)

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
9:00 am to 4:00pm

en español

Since fall of 2004, the University has offered a culturally sensitive orientation program for the families of incoming Latina/o students. Over the course of a Sunday, various members of the student services and academic affairs units of the University provide a day-long orientation on all aspects of university life, from navigating the financial aid process to adjusting to separation from family. The goals of the program have been to: create a series of experiences and events for Latina/o families to increase their knowledge, comfort level, and understanding of college life for their students; integrate both the academic and co-curricular dimensions of campus life into the visit day; provide opportunities for the Latina/o parents to meet and build relationships with individuals on campus who are integral to their students' success at the University; encourage siblings to set their goals on higher education, learn more about college admissions, and cultivate their leadership skills; plan recreational activities for younger children so that they can relate to the place their older siblings go for exercise, recreation, and socializing; offer bilingual materials and presentations on culturally appropriate subjects.

This year, the program will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Registration will take place in the entrance of the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), 201 E. Peabody, Champaign.

*There is a parking lot to west of the ARC building which is free on Sundays.Transportation Information

Complimentary transportation from Chicago to UIUC (Space is limited). The bus leaves from 750 S. Halsted on the UIC campus at 6:15 am. There is parking directly to the west; you will receive a voucher to pay for the parking.

Please make your reservation by September 22, 2017.

To make reservations please register online at http://go.illinois.edu/lfvd2017 or contact La Casa Cultural Latina. (217) 333-4950 or email: lacasa@illinois.edu

Agenda

Registration (9 am)
Welcome Reception
Resource Fair
Program for parents, college students, teens and children
Activities
Campus Tour
Evaluation
Returning to Chicago (4 pm)