University of Illinois Class of 2020

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carasrook
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University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby carasrook » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:37 am

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I'm 98% sure this is where I'll be this fall (but haven't deposited yet). Anyone else? Stealing the rest of this info from the 2018 thread:

Housing
Champaign
Many of the frats/sororities are between: Gregory - 1st Street - Wright - Green. Housing tends to be pricey in this region due to proximity to class and bars.
North of Green: Cheap, cheap, cheap. Lots of UG engineers and international students in this part of town. The places aren’t the nicest, but they are on bus routes and the closest to County Market (the most convenient campus grocery store). Don’t go any further north than University Ave.
West of 1st Street: Lot’s of grad students. Prices vary. Mostly old houses turned into apts

Urbana
North of Florida, East of Lincoln, West of Vine, and South of University (the “state streets”….Illinois, Pennsylvania, etc.) is often on the more expensive side, but it is a very quiet, nice area. In general, Urbana is thought of as the more liberal, bike friendly, farmer’s market part of town. And it is. Hardwood floors, radiator heat, plenty of trees.
North of University is still not good.
East of Vine can get sort of far away and sketchy at times.
South of Florida is much more non-student residential. I wouldn’t expect to find much here, but it’s generally a nice area so long as you stay west of Philo road.

Savoy
This is where The Village is, and I've been told a lot of law students live there. Driving distance or a long bus ride. Cheap, quiet, and far away from everything. While that might not sound like a ringing endorsement, there are really some nice places in Savoy for a reasonable price. If you don’t mind the commute, it is worth looking into.

Local restaurants and bars
Thai - Siam Terrace, Urbana
Indian - Bombay Grill, Champaign
Chinese - Golden Harbor, Champaign
Mexican - Mas Amigos, Urbana
BBQ - Black Dog, Urbana
Burgers/fries - Seven Saints, Champaign and Crane Alley, Urbana
Breakfast - Courier Cafe, Urbana
Italian - Mia Za’s, Champaign
Sushi - KoFusion, Champaign does $1 sushi on Sunday and Monday
Random:
Desthil - Champaign does good fusion/high end/comfort food
Radio Maria - Champaign for tapas
Bacaro - the only $$$$ place in town

Bars:
Bro bars, undergrads, cheap drinks:
Joe’s, Firehaus, Brothers
Hipster/low-key:
Murphy’s
Sports and/or casual:
Legend’s, Guido’s, Esquire, Quality, Crane Alley, The Blind Pig and The Blind Pig Brewery***

***Likely the most popular bars for 21-30 year olds

Pinkpanda24
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:01 pm

Thanks for making this! Sent in my deposit yesterday. :)

JohnMaynardKeynes
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby JohnMaynardKeynes » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:34 pm

Thanks for making this! I just wanted to check in myself. I am about 90% sure I'll be attending!

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GamecocksDT
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby GamecocksDT » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:21 pm

Checking in. I'm not entirely sure I'll be attending, but I'm visiting April 6th.

DaOneandOnly
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby DaOneandOnly » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:31 pm

Checking in. Heading to the ASD on the 31st

carasrook
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby carasrook » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:09 pm

DaOneandOnly wrote:Checking in. Heading to the ASD on the 31st


I visited in February but can't make it to ASD, so please let me know how it goes/what you learn!

Shshs2211
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Shshs2211 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:03 pm

I attended undergrad here, let me know if you've got any questions about the campus! Also considering coming here, excited for the 31st.

lmkb2020
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby lmkb2020 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:47 pm

Deposit sent, definitely attending. Registered for ASD. :)

Pinkpanda24
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:08 pm

lmkb2020 wrote:Deposit sent, definitely attending. Registered for ASD. :)

Yay!!

oSu2014
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby oSu2014 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:59 pm

More than likely will be sending in my deposit next week, barring a sudden development.

Looking forward to attending! :)

DaOneandOnly
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby DaOneandOnly » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:01 am

Where's everyone looking for housing?

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:53 am

DaOneandOnly wrote:Where's everyone looking for housing?

I found a really nice building in Urbana that is letting me have both of my cats in the apartment. :)

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby guybourdin » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:40 pm

Pinkpanda24 wrote:
DaOneandOnly wrote:Where's everyone looking for housing?

I found a really nice building in Urbana that is letting me have both of my cats in the apartment. :)

If you're driving: what's the parking and traffic situation supposed to be like?

carasrook
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby carasrook » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:54 pm

guybourdin wrote:
Pinkpanda24 wrote:
DaOneandOnly wrote:Where's everyone looking for housing?

I found a really nice building in Urbana that is letting me have both of my cats in the apartment. :)

If you're driving: what's the parking and traffic situation supposed to be like?


i'm looking in downtown champaign or downtown urbana! although i haven't found a decent place yet - but i'm picky :)

pinkpanda - mind PMing me what you found?

as for the driving situation - there's a lot across the street from the law school with a waiting list for students (and costs $660/year), but there are also metered spots. does anyone know if there are other student lots in the area that are within a realistic walking distance?

the bus system seems to be pretty comprehensive as well for such a small town.


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