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Redbirds.. Get ready for a full week of fun!

Welcome Week 2024: Monday, August 12 – Sunday, August 18

Welcome Week, hosted the week prior to the start of fall semester classes, features a variety of events and experiences you can participate in at any point throughout the week as well as events that are unique to a particular day. Through Welcome Week you will connect with other students, learn about campus resources and services, and get to know the Bloomington-Normal communities. Your participation in Welcome Week will not only provide you with the tools you'll need to be successful at the university, but will also help you make Illinois State your "home away from home."

Daily Events

Check out the Schedule tab to make the most of your Welcome Week experience.

General Information

All events are additionally listed on Students, click the blue "Sign In" button to enter your Illinois State ULID and password in order to view additional details. You can also locate your personal Event Pass at

If you need an accommodation to participate in these events, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (309) 438-3212 or Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Students are assessed a one-time nonrefundable fee to cover the costs associated with this program. The August 2024 fee is $40 and will appear on the student's first tuition and fees bill.