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Four Ways the Illinois App Can Help During Finals Week

It’s that time of the year again! Before we can go off and enjoy the long-awaited holidays, we have to get through the most dreaded season – finals. Here are a few ways the Illinois app can make things easier!  Campus Reminders    Campus reminders show you all the essential dates like drop deadlines, reading day, and more.…

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…

Students have fun with groups

Starting a new friend group in college can seem daunting. But here’s how Daniel Odicho, a freshman in Computer Science, created the first largest group on the Illinois app.   “I downloaded the app and the first thing that popped up was the original group that was ‘ur mom’. I just wanted to see what the other…

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…

Quick Poll and Find Out

By: Rebecca Avgoustopoulos If you ever find yourself sitting on the Quad on a busy day, try creating a Quick Poll that friends can answer right from the Illinois app. Quick Polls are an entertaining and surprisingly informative way to send a multiple-choice question to other people on the app. Then you can watch the votes…

How I Used the Illinois App Today

By: Cesar Monsalud  I’m a senior in computer science, and if you have ever been a student at UIUC you know that life can get busy sometimes. To help manage my day, I love using the Illinois App because it makes things much more convenient for me. To show you how much it has helped me,…

Huddle up with Groups on the Illinois app

With the Groups feature, users can now create a communication space in the Illinois app for friends and colleagues. People use Groups for messaging around a certain topic or between a certain number of people, posting announcements, hosting chats, and organizing meetups. Groups can also be used to publish events that show up in the…

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