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Put a little spring in your step with a visit to the Quad and campus

The Illinois State University campus is a resource for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members who want to get some exercise while maintaining the appropriate social distance from others. The flowering trees are starting to bud, making the Quad and campus picturesque locations to study or stroll with both two- and four-legged family members and friends.

Men walking down campus

Student Affairs Vice President Levester Johnson and his sons, Elijah, 20, left, and Isaiah, 21, walk down College Avenue through campus.

Family walking on Quad

Cheerleading Head Coach Lauren Morris ’11 and her husband, Zach Morris, walk their two dogs, Emma, 8, and Jackie, 10, with their children Callie, 3, and Deacon, 1.

Woman sitting by flowers

Career Center graduate assistant Hetal Dhirawani, an MBA and technology double major, takes a break from studying to relax in the State Farm Hall of Business courtyard.

Woman walking dog

Social work grad student Carly Blystone walks her 1-year-old dog Miyah alongside the Student Fitness Center.

Woman sitting on blanket

Student Trustee and senior psychology major Sarah Aguilar studies on the Quad outside of DeGarmo Hall.

Family petting dog

Alumni Engagement Director Stephanie Duquenne 04’, M.S. ’15, her husband Jacob Duquenne ’06, and their daughter Joli, 11, take a break from their walk to stop and practice a few tricks with their 11- month-old dog Sir George in front of the Center for the Performing Arts.

Woman reading to her cat

Andrea Casali ’17 reads with her 7-year-old cat, Swish, on the Quad.

Two people walking

Mennonite College of Nursing and Horticulture Center donors Lori Troyer ’83 and Bill Troyer ’84 walk past the new grand entrance to the Quad on the north side of the newly renovated Bone Student Center.

Family looking at flowers

Lindsey Staff ‘12, her son August, 2, and her husband Trevor Staff ’13 search for squirrels and birds in the flowers in the State Farm Hall of Business courtyard while out for a morning walk on the Quad.

Mother and daughter walking on campus

Chasity Leddell ’00, M.S. ’02, and her daughter Piper, 11, enjoy an early morning walk past Cook Hall on the Quad.

Family walking a dog

University Archivist April Anderson-Zorn and her husband, Max Zorn, walk their 5-and-a-half- year-old dog Sabrina on the Quad.

Woman on a hammock

Junior geology, geography, and environmental science major Jessica Abdelnour takes advantage of the free Wi-Fi on campus to do some homework while relaxing in her hammock outside of Moulton Hall.

Family walking a dog

University Housing Services Director Stacey Mwilambwe ’94, M.S. ‘96, and her husband, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access Assistant Director Mboka Mwilambwe ’94, M.S. ’96, walk to the Quad from In-Exchange with their children, from left, Ame’lie, 17, Mariama, 18, Maya, 21, Jonah, 12, and 2-and-a-half-year-old dog Daisy.

Family having a picnic

Athletics Assistant Director of Development and Ticket Sales Chris Highland ‘14 and his wife Amanda Highland, M.S. ‘16, assistant director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, have a picnic with their son Davis, 1, and daughter Abigail, 3, on the steps of Cook Hall.

Family walking on Quad

Alumni Engagement Program Assistant Beth Dykstra-Theobald, center, and her husband Josh Theobald, walk past Edwards Hall with their 3-year-old dog Mrs. Pickles, and children, front to back, Jacob Payne, 11, Jackson Payne, 14, Piper Theobald, 4, and Adeline Theobald, 2.

Woman takes selfie by bell

Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning Marketing and Communications Coordinator Emily Nafziger takes a selfie with her social media reindeer sidekick Tinsel by the Old Main Bell on the Quad.

Man reading a book

Creative Technologies grad student Olaoluwa Oyedokun studies on the benches at Sassafras Grove outside of Hovey Hall.

Family walking dog

Alumni Engagement Director Jamie Sennett ’99 and her husband, Tom Sennett, walk their 7- year-old dog Bella through the Fell Gates on the Quad with their three children, Sydney, 15, Shelby, 13, and Chase, 10.

Couple walking and talking

Rachel Webb, M.S. ’16, and husband Ben Webb, a Teaching and Learning grad student and Freshman Program department chair at U-High, take an afternoon walk through In-Exchange.