Parent programs information
Parents can stay connected through the Illini Union Parent Programs Office through Biweekly E-updates, quarterly newsletters, online video workshops, Facebook pages, LinkedIn “Parent Career Network”, and the office’s knowledgeable staff.
The University of Illinois also has a Moms and Dads Association in which all parents are automatically members, and there is no fee or application fee.
Opportunities and resources for academic success at the University of Illinois include: libraries, academic advisors, The Writer’s Workshop: www.cws.illinois.edu, and Speed Reading Classes.
Encourage your student to explore interests and passions, and to talk with advisors, career counselors and others along the way. Student life at the University can be very active if students get involved in various opportunities to connect such as Quad Day (which is for Registered Student Organizations), Cultural Houses and Organizations, Living-Learning Communities, and Fraternities and Sororities. It is also important to encourage your student to build relationships with other students who have different backgrounds.
There are also many entertainment and cultural experiences within the community such as Krannert Center, Art Museums, Japan House, Assembly Hall, Movie theaters, the Farmer’s Market, events in Downtown Champaign and Urbana, and many Parks.
Many services are offered for career exploration and development, especially the Career Center which has resources just for international students! The Virtual Job Board on the Illini Union website also offers employment opportunities.
Physical and emotional health, and also safely and wellness are an important to success at the University of Illinois. McKinley Health Center, the Counseling Center, and the Wellness Center all provide services related to students’ well-being.
International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to a successful educational, personal, and professional experience. We serve our international population and campus units through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach. ISSS always a great resource for international students and parents as this office can help international students with visa questions, adjusting to culture, travel endorsements, employment question, and also offers social and educational programming.