ACES Week

ACES Week

Sep 5
Ellen Reeder, Senior in ACES
  

The University has Welcome Week during the first week of every new school year. It’s a way to welcome the new students, show them what campus has to offer, and make them feel at home.

In our college, we have ACES Week. It’s our way of bringing the whole family together for a weeklong celebration of friends, food, and fun. I am convinced that in the College of ACES no student will ever go hungry and no student will ever be homesick. Tuesday was Lunch with the Deans, Wednesday was a keynote from Former Governor Jim Edgar, yesterday was Feed your fACES, and today is Illini spirit day!

This is my last ACES Week as a student and I’ve found that it’s interesting to look back at the last three. During my freshman year, I was trying to figure out where I fit and where I could be involved, but at the same time I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything. During my sophomore and junior years I was in the middle of it with my sleeves rolled up working hard to make sure everyone had a great time. This year is a bit different. Now I’m that senior who gets nostalgic about the memories and has a little sting of pride for the younger students who have done an awesome job organizing another great ACES Week as the tradition continues!