Below is a compilation of videos and links that will help you prepare for your student's journey to college. The information and resources on this page address the questions and concerns we receive the most frequently, so click on the subject heading and a list of videos, links and more will expand. We hope to take come of the pressure off by addressing your most common questions. Please bookmark this page for future use as it will be updated from time to time.

PFPO Resources

2023-2024 Calendar & Resource Guide

2023-2024 PFPO Calendar - view and download

2023-2024 PFPO Resource Guide - view and download


Wellness refers to a wide range of topics, including: social, mental, and physical aspects. Below are links for how to get involved on campus with groups and organizations, Greek recruitment, taking care of one's emotional well-being as they adjust to campus life, and even how to buy tickets for the big games. 

Illini Union

Located in the heart of campus, the Illini Union enriches our students’ academic experience by building an inclusive community and providing growth and development opportunities through engaging programs, outstanding services, purposeful employment and state-of-the-art facilities.

You are already on a page that is housed by the Illini Union, but click through to check out all of the services, resources, and partnerships the Illini Union has to offer through the shortcuts below!


Find information about where your student will be eating, what types of foods and nutrition are offered in the dining halls, and additional campus dining options. 


Illini Union Dining offers many options in the Illini Union and beyond, including Starbucks, Einstein Bros Bagels, Tropical Smoothie, Just BEE Acai, and more! Our dining partners have many locations across campus.


Your students will be spending a lot of time in their residence hall, so find out about the accommodations of each hall, where their meals will be in accordance to their residence, and, should problems arise, where your student should go with roommate complaints, changing rooms, and living options in general.

International Families

Here are some informative and detailed links for international families as they adjust to the University of Illinois. 

University Guide - A-Z