Admitted Students

Get ready: July 9 – 14, 2017

Welcome to the College of Media summer camp at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign!

We are excited to spend a week with you having fun and learning about how media plays crucial roles in the sports and entertainment industries.

Camp Tuition

Your tuition covers:

  • Faculty led/professional instruction
  • Session materials and equipment
  • Transportation to sessions
  • Housing & Meals (plus snacks)
  • Evening activities

Pay your remaining tuition balance: Here

Please complete these forms now or bring them with you on the first day of camp: 

Arrival
Please plan to arrive at Nugent Hall, 207 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 on Sunday, July 9, 2017 between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

If you are arriving by plane, train, or bus, please let us know your arrival time, airline, flight number, along with emergency contact information and your cell phone number.  Also tell us if you will need us to arrange for pickup from the airport, train or bus station. Contact Kyle Potthast, kpotthst@illinois.edu or 217-300-5715.

Housing & Meals

Campers will stay at one of the newest undergraduate residences on campus – Nugent Hall. Run by staff who are trained to work with high school age students, this LEED certified hall is supervised 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The air-conditioned rooms include linens (pillow, pillowcase, sheets, blanket & towels). Students will have access to high-speed wireless internet, common areas, and coin-operated laundry rooms.

Nugent Hall, connects to Ikenberry Commons, which provides 3 meals per day. Learn more:

Nugent Hall
207 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-1651

Mailing
Your camp mailing address:

(your name)
360° Sports & Entertainment Camp (attn.: Kyle Potthast)
18 Gregory Hall MC 462
810 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Messages/Phone Calls
There are no phones in the rooms at Nugent Hall. Messages may be left for students by calling:
Nugent Hall Front Desk: 217-333-1651
Kyle Potthast, (M – F, 8 – 5): 217-300-5715

Please note that campers will be away from their rooms 8 am – 8 pm most days and they are asked not to make phone calls during sessions. They can make phone calls during brief breaks between sessions and meal times.

Check Out
Check out will be at 1:30 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017.

General Regulations
Students are expected to abide by the rules as specified in the Student Contract. They are to sign this contract and bring it on the first day of camp (July 9) for submission.

Medical Emergencies
Emergency Medical Information forms will be on file with the Program Coordinator and Nugent Hall staff.

Identification
Please bring a driver’s license or student identification card with you to camp. It is important for your safety that you always have some form of identification with you throughout the program. Additionally, we may have field trips that require ID to enter a facility. Students who do not have an ID will not be permitted to attend these sessions.

Clothing/Personal Items
The temperature in July can be quite hot and humid. The classroom, experiential, and immersion activities are air-conditioned. We recommend layering clothes or bringing a sweater/sweatshirt. Nugent Hall air conditioning is quite powerful, so bring warm clothes for the dorm rooms.

Shorts and t-shirts are encouraged during day sessions. We do not allow: Spaghetti strapped shirts, t-shirts with offensive slogans, and shirts that don’t cover the midriff. Skirt length should reach 6” above the knee or longer. At least one pair of comfortable shoes are recommended. There will be some walking between activities and during potential field trips.

Students will receive a College of Media tote bag to carry items to and from activities and field trips.

Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring laptops or tablets to take notes for coursework. There will be computers available for teams projects.

Nugent Hall will provide bed linens, blankets, pillows and towels. Coin laundry is available.

Additional items you might want to have:
Sunscreen
Alarm Clock
Swimsuit
Beach Towel
Computer/tablet
All toiletries
Snacks for the evenings

Supplies
We will provide supplies and equipment for all group projects.

Photographs
Please sign the Photo Consent Form and bring it in on the first day of camp (July 9) so that we may use photographs of you for promotional content about the camp.

Banking
ATMs are readily available.

Laundry
Laundry facilities are available from coin-operated washers and dryers in Nugent Hall.

Any student who engages in disruptive behavior, doesn’t attend sessions, or fails to participate in program activities may be sent home (without a refund). Students who attend camp on a scholarship will be required to pay the full tuition if sent home. Please see the Student Contract for more information.