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Illinois App at the McKinley Health Fair

Spring has sprung, and we are all here for it. To help us celebrate our best selves, the Illinois App Design and Research Team attended the Annual Health Fair, hosted by McKinley’s Special Populations Program last week. This event was just one of many excellent opportunities to visit with students, campus organizations, and our Champaign-Urbana community.…

6 Reasons Why You Should Tap “I’m Struggling” on the Illinois App

So, you’re having a pretty good year until the deadlines start to stack and you have three exams coming up. Maybe your new medication isn’t really working out. Maybe you’re just really struggling, and you don’t even know why. With academic pressures, social challenges, and personal struggles, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and alone when you’re…

Illinois App Does the Wellness Fair

The Smart, Healthy Communities Initiative attended the Health/Wellness Fair at the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe to showcase the wellness features of the Illinois app and to chat with students about the ways it can help support healthy habits. We had such a great time, and we were so grateful for the opportunity to interact with…

I Tried the Illinois Health Screener (Here’s What Happened) 

By: Mila Mariner Health and fitness trackers like Fitbit and your Apple Watch have been all the rage for years now; they’re nothing new. But did you know that the Illinois app has a health-tracking tool as well? It doesn’t require you to put on any wearable device like a watch, and it doesn’t track anything…

Animal Enthusiasts Spread Joy on Groups

Everyone could use a little respite from the Big Sad, and many looked no further than joining a quirky animal-centric group on the Illinois app. Obviously, the best way to disengage oneself from the desolation of humanity is to stare directly into a kaleidoscope of cute animal photos. You won’t hear me argue with that reasoning.…

Get Familiar with Campus Safety on the Illinois App

Check out the Campus Safety Resources section in the Campus Guide for a list of important websites, phone numbers, and guidelines that will help you remain always attentive and prepared to protect yourself from anything that threatens your happy fun time.  Find out everything you need to know about Illini-Alerts, SafeWalks, SafeRides, Campus Safety Notices,…

Let’s Make Illini ID Scanning a Thing

Did you know that some places on campus will scan the QR code on your Illini ID in the Illinois app in place of your i-card? While your i-card is your official ID for the university and you should always carry it with you, sometimes it’s faster and easier to use your phone. The i-card will…

Top Off Your Illini Cash on the Illinois App

Have you bought some Illini Cash through the Illinois app yet? You should! It’s easier than ever to buy Illini Cash with just a credit card and a UIN. Illini Cash is a super convenient way to use your i-card for food, books, computer equipment, printing, and even the McKinley Vending Machine. You can even…

Boarding Pass – But for the Bus

Did you know that the Illinois app includes a boarding pass for the bus? You might already know that you can use Building Access to get into buildings on campus, but you might not know that also have a bus pass right in the digital Wallet tab. They work the same way.  Just show your…

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