The First Years of University of Illinois Student Life With Reflections on Today

Thursday, March 2, 2017
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois Archives, Rm 146 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory, Urbana

University Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series, in collaboration with the History Department, showcases historical scholarship inspired by records found in the University of Illinois Archives.

March 2, 1868, marked the first day of class at the newly established Illinois Industrial University. Who were Illinois’ earliest students? And, how do their experiences compare to Illinois students 150 years later? Join us as Professor Gregory Behle shares his extensive research on student life in the earliest years of the University and Vice Chancellor Renee Romano reflects on Illinois student experience in 2017.

Exhibits and refreshments.

http://archives.library.illinois.edu/150