From #FutureRedbird to #RedbirdFamily: Your Graduation Party Pack

Two graduates hugging at commencement dressed in a cap and gown

Commencement is right around the corner. Graduation cap and gowns are in, and students are ready to cross that stage. A great way to celebrate a #FutureRedbird’s success is with a graduation party! Here are some grad party essentials before the caps are thrown and stages are crossed. Let your guests know that the graduate

Redbirds get PAWSitively Stress Free with Therapy Dogs

therapy dog Izzy with a student

One of the most difficult parts about going away to college is leaving your dog. Man’s best friend provides constant love and support no matter what the circumstance, and it is hard to be separated from that. PAWSitively Stress Free was created to help fill this void. This program brings dogs to Milner Library where

Redbird Movie Marathon

Wreck-it Ralph

Now that snow on the ground is sticking and it’s cold enough to warrant digging your winter coat out of the closet, it is the perfect time to stay in and watch some movies.

Fun for the #RedbirdFamily

A family poses at the football game during Family Weekend

College is great. You learn a lot from going away to college, not just academically. You learn how to manage your time wisely, that procrastination is not the smartest decision in college, and that you will never take a home-cooked meal for granted. Family Weekend is a time to bring your family to your home

How to find a job on campus

A student talks to a prospective employer at a Career Center job fair

While students can search for employment online, everyone’s experience with finding a job on campus is different. Current Redbird Kamara Turner shares her story of being employed on campus, and how having a job on campus enhances her college experience. My name is Kamara Turner. I am a Senior Public Relations Major. During my time on

The Places You’ll Go: Ashley Shannon

Ashley Shannon is crowned the 2016 Homecoming Queen.

At Illinois State, we care about your growth as both a student and individual. Your time here will certainly be filled with memories you can cherish for a lifetime. Ashley Shannon, an Illinois State alumnus, made the most of her time as an undergraduate student. Stay tuned to learn more about Ashley’s journey here at

How to find a roommate

Watterson Towers flowers

So you’ve just chosen a college, decided on a major, and now you have to make another big decision: choosing a roommate!