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Student Life

The average student spends 12-15 hours in the classroom each week. That leaves plenty of time outside the classroom to build leadership skills, meet new people, and have some fun. Students can join student organizations, cheer on ISU's athletic teams, or support the fine arts community by attending exhibits at the University Galleries or shows at the Westhoff Theatre.

At Illinois State University, nothing is more than a ten minute walk away, including different places to eat on campus, the Student Fitness Center, and many locations within the Bloomington-Normal community. Students will be able to find quiet places to study in and around campus, but also a variety of fun things to do in their free time. If your student wishes to work while in school, both ISU and Bloomington-Normal have great opportunities for part-time jobs.

Your Redbird Life

Grads walk at commencement
Illinois State to hold winter commencement ceremonies, December 16Approximately 1,000 students are scheduled to participate in Illinois State University’s winter commencement on Saturday, December 16, in Redbird Arena. ...
Bone Student Center
Renovations to cause temporary water outage, December 18-21Due to renovations, several buildings on campus will experience a temporary water outage from Monday, December 18 to Thursday, December 21.  ...
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Give the gift that keeps on giving with Fresh FAVsNeed a quick and easy gift idea that will also help improve someone's health? Give the gift that keeps giving with Fresh FAVs! ...
Students eagerly await the day they leave campus to start their careers.
Career tips help seniors during remaining days on campusAs you reminisce about Illinois State and prepare to graduate, the Career Center offers these tips to help you as you head into the workforce. ...
Students find negotiation success with help from the Career Center.
Redbirds can be effective negotiating job offersNegotiating a job offer can be intimidating. Check out these tips from the Career Center to understand the details of an offer and negotiate effectively. ...


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