Orange you glad…

Orange you glad…

Aug 27
Jason Emmert, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs

O.K. – I don’t even like that joke, but I couldn’t get it out of my head! I have to admit, I’ve been guilty of complaining a little about the extra traffic lately, due to everyone coming back to campus for the fall semester. Summers on campus are very nice; you can even eat lunch on Green Street without battling a crowd (did I do that this summer; no…). But when everyone finally arrives, it’s the most exciting time of the year.

For me, seeing a student I met on campus when they were in high school arrive as an excited freshman is just about the most rewarding part of my job. They seem to already know what many of us are fortunate to experience every day; the U of I is a truly special place. However, they don’t realize they are what makes campus special!

To all of our returning and new students, welcome back to campus! I hope you have a terrific year. I’m glad there are others out there who love orange (and the Orange and Blue) as much as I do! Go Illini!


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