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U of I Visit Checklist

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Note: Dates and times may vary, so please make sure to check the University's website here to confirm the events prior to your visit.



8:00AM-9:00AMBreakfast @ Merry Ann's
Merry Ann's is as close to "old-fashioned diners" as it gets in the Champaign-Urbana area. It has the true essence of a diner essence, the food is delicious and the waiters are extremely friendly!
9:15AM-9:45AMIllini Tower Tour
Illini Tower is a private certified housing residence hall located near the heart of campus. It has a range of fully furnished suites for over 700 U of I students! As well as staff that are ready and willing to help you in whatever way they can; along with great amentities for residents!
10:00AM-10:45AMBromley Hall Tour
Bromley Hall is a private certified residence hall that has convenient all-inclusive amentities, a choice of meal plans and separate environments for fun and study. Not to mention all of their rooms and semi-private bathrooms have recently undergone a $7 million renovation.
11:00AM-11:45AMPresby Hall Tour
Presby Hall is an apartment-style private certified housing residence hall with spacious suites. Every suite features a living room, kitchen, balcony, washer-dryer, and two bathrooms.
12:00PM-12:45PMLunch @ SDRP
SDRP is the cafeteria hub for the 6-pack. It's by far the best place to eat on campus, and it has the best variety of different foods.
1:00PM-3:15PMProspective Student Daily Visit
The prospective student daily visit begins with a presentation by the admission office and will provide an overview of the university and dmission information. It will also give guests the opportunity to interact with current University students during a student panel, as well as a student-led campus tour.
3:15PM-4:00PMUniversity Housing Hall Tour
Five of the University Dorms have tour rooms set up for guests to visit and get a glimpse of what residence hall life is like! Anytime Monday-Friday from 2:00pm-4:00pm guests are invited to stop by!
4:00PM-4:30PMARC Tour
The Activities and Recreation Center(ARC) is 340,000 square feet and one of the country's largest on-campus recreation centers. It's equipped with hundreds of machines & weights, pools, a sauna, four gynasiums and much more!
4:45PM-6:45PMExplore Green Street/ Campus Town
Green Street is the main line of Campustown. It's students' favorite area to eat on campus. There is also many stores along Green street to stop and shop.
7:00PM-9:00PMDinner @ Papa Del's
Papa Del's Pizza has been rated CU's best for more than 40 years! They have great food and great staff. It's a great place to go after a busy day with friends and family!

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