Welcome Week is held prior to the start of classes each fall and complements the Preview or Transfer Days experience most students have experienced in the spring and summer. Welcome Week is designed to connect new students to the campus and other students, assist them in learning the culture and values of Illinois State, and gain some on-site knowledge of the campus and its resources. It is also about having fun!
The Friday academic sessions are REQUIRED for all new students. Important academic and ceremonial events are held starting at 10 a.m. In addition, there are academic department/school meetings at 2 p.m. All other activities during Welcome Week are optional, but you will miss out on free food and fun!
All new students will be assessed a nonrefundable fee, not to exceed $35, to cover the costs associated with the program.
First-year student move-in is based upon your floor assignment, which will be posted on the Housing website and will be mailed to you in late summer. Although hectic, move-in is a well organized process. Please refer to the Move-In tab and Directions & Parking tab for complete information.