MCB New Student Welcome


Welcome back to campus! We hope you are as excited about your first week at Illinois as we are. It has been a while since we have met with most of you and we’re sure that you have some lingering questions.

Please join us for the MCB New Student Welcome on Wednesday, September 2 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm in Illini Union Rooms A & B. Food and drinks will be provided. You will be able to:

  • Meet your advisors, course coordinators and faculty
  • Meet your new classmates and get tips for success from our MCB Leaders
  • Meet with biology and pre-health related organizations and learn about opportunities for you to get involved
  • Come and go as needed
  • Dress casual
  • Have fun
  • Score some awesome MCB swag
  • See agenda and menu below

Since we are serving food we need to know how many people to expect. Please RSVP at by Wednesday August 26 at 4pm if you are thinking of coming.

If you need immediate assistance from an advisor please see our website for our Express Advising (walk-in) hours in room 127 Burrill Hall.

Tentative Agenda

4:30pm to 5:00pm: Mingle, Eat. Visit Organizations for Mini-Quad Day

5:00pm to 5:05pm: Welcome and Introduction of Advisors

5:05pm to 5:10pm: Introductions of MCB Course Coordinators

5:10pm to 5:20pm: Welcome from our Director, Steven Sligar

5:20pm to 5:30pm: Information on Courses and Research from our Department Heads

5:30pm to 6:00pm: Mingle, Eat, Visit Organizations for Mini-Quad Day



Drinks: Iced Water, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffee

Food: BBQ Meatballs, Vegetarian Empanadas, Cheese & Fruit with Crackers

Dessert: Assorted Cookies