New Student Registration = Almost Over

New Student Registration = Almost Over

Jul 1
Brianna Gregg, ACES Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment
  

The longest day of summer has passed, meaning so has the majority of our fall registration for the new incoming freshman. It has been a great 4 weeks of meeting the new incoming students. So many eager young adults ready to embark on the next phase of their life! One part of new student registration I don’t quite understand is the fact we ask these students to walk around all day in the hot, humid (I’m talking drink the air humid) Illinois summer and then take their student ID picture. This ID follows you around for the next 4+ years on campus. Meaning, you will always have a memento of that hot, sweaty, humid, wonderful day- the day you started your academic journey at Illinois!

With the new incoming freshman, we also have new incoming Parkland Pathway students. We are a little nicer to them during registration since we try to make sure it happens in the cooler month of May and it is hosted mostly indoors at Parkland. We have a lot of great volunteers of the program, including current and former participants (plus a veteran mom who has had 3 children go through the program!) for the new incoming class to gather and glean as much information possible. It is a lot of information thrown at the families and students at once, and it is hard to see convey all of the logistics of the program in one short day. So if you ever have any questions about the program and its benefits, please do not hesitate to ask me.

The student panel from the Parkland Pathway orientation.