The Redbird community worked together to make Illinois State University a safe and inviting home away from home during this year’s Welcome Week and move-in.

Thanks to the support of faculty, staff, and community partners, students have a move-in experience that is as seamless and safe as possible. Once moved in, students have a variety of Welcome Week events to choose from. Welcome Week is designed to build connections between students and the campus, assist them in learning about what it means to be a Redbird, and gain some on-site knowledge of the campus and its resources.

Check out this collection of photos and social media posts from Welcome Week and move-in 2020!

Illinois State students pose next to their belongings at move-in.

Redbirds worked with their families, housing staff, and volunteers to make move-in as safe and easy as possible.

Pawfficer Sage meets with a family during move-in.

Pawfficer Sage greeted Redbirds and their families during move-in and Welcome Week.


Bamboo for Welcome Week

Bamboo during Welcome Week is an ISU tradition. Students picked up their kit to assemble their own bamboo plant in a custom Welcome Week jar.

Three students pose at the Bowling and Billiards Center

Students bowled with friends at the Bowling & Billiards Center.

Illinois State students and their families on the Quad

We’re looking forward to the start of the semester!