First visit to campus

First visit to campus

May 25
Judy Mae Bingman, 4-H Media & Marketing

Do you remember your first visit to campus? Sure you do. There’s something about walking on the quad for the first time that stays with a person.

Illinois 4-H wants to be that ‘first look at campus’ for Illinois young people, and we do it through our Illini Summer Academies. This year we set a new record … 310 kids in 16 different academies of study. We’re just about evenly split between incoming high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

They arrive June 26, and we need your help showing off U of I for four days. We need tour guides on June 26 and 29. We need overnight chaperones (financial compensation available) from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday.

During the day, you’re free to be on your own or attend any of these 16 academies: Aerospace Engineering, Ag Mechanization, Animal Science, Anthropology, Astrobiology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Digital Fabrication and Informatics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Entomology, Human Development & Family Studies, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Plant Science & Ag Business, and Vet Med.

Be the person who gives these students their first look at the campus you love so much.

The Quad at Illinois