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On behalf of the Office of New Student Programs at Illinois, we welcome you to our campus and community. We are so excited that you chose Illinois and look forward to assisting you through this transition.

Transferring from another institution to the University of Illinois is unique for each transfer student. Therefore, our office has created special orientation sessions and other programs just for our new transfer students.

Visit the following links to learn more about programs and resources designed to help you be successful at the University of Illinois.

Fall Orientation / Welcome Days 2017 Schedule »

Transfer Registration

Transfer registration is required of all new transfer students, unless your college indicates otherwise. Transfer programs are offered for both spring and fall semesters. Students are expected to come to registration prepared.

Admitted Student Checklist »

Transfer & First Time Student Spring Welcome

2017 Spring Welcome

Join us on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Illini Union, 2nd floor ballroom for the 2017 Spring Welcome, a FREE orientation program for new incoming students!

  • 10-10:30 am: Check-in
  • 10:30-12:30 pm: Orientation Program and Free Brunch
  • 12:30 pm: MLK Service Day!

This program is your introduction to U of I and includes opportunities to:

  • Gain information on campus and academic resources to help you transition to campus.
  • Ask questions to a panel of our Illini Transfer Ambassadors.
  • Learn Illini Traditions.
  • Receive your 1st official Illini Welcome T-shirt and Give Away.

Check-in begins at 10 am on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Illini Union, 2nd floor ballroom.

Register Now

Please email us at if you have any questions.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

MLK Day of Service

New Student Programs and The Office of Volunteer Programs would also like to invite you to participate in this year’s MLK Day of Service! Service opportunities include:

  • Meal packaging with Illini Fighting Hunger for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank
  • Activity books and children’s capes for Carle’s Pediatric Unit
  • Blanket making for the Ronald McDonald house
  • Pet toys for the Champaign County Humane Society
  • Hats, Scarves, and plarn mats for the Salvation Army

If you are interested in participating in MLK Day of Service, please register online!