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Fall is the perfect time to visit Illinois State! Explore our residence halls, dining centers, fitness center, and more at Admissions open houses on October 10 and November 11. Schedule your visit today.

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Illinois State is rooted in teaching and learning—it’s even our motto. That’s why 92 percent of classes are taught by professors. Learn more about our academic programs.

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Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 78 on U.S. News & World Report’s best public national universities list. See more Points of Pride.

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There's always something to see and do at Illinois State, from athletics events, concerts and performances, to guest speakers and cultural fairs. See what's happening today!

Events Calendar

  • University
  • Academic
  • Fine Arts
  • Students
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Transfer Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Current ISU Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
Midterm (APA) Grade Submission opens Sep 26
Mon, Sep 26, 2016, 7:00am - Sun, Oct 9, 2016, 10:00pm
Adventure: Stand Up Paddleboarding Deadline
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Transfer Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Current ISU Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
Midterm (APA) Grade Submission opens Sep 26
Mon, Sep 26, 2016, 7:00am - Sun, Oct 9, 2016, 10:00pm
Spring 2017 Course Information Available Oct 3rd
Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 12:00am - 12:00am
Jazz Ensemble I & II
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Senior Recital: Elliott Godinez, percussion
Sat, Oct 1, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Waiora
Sat, Oct 1, 2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Charles W Bolen Faculty Recital: Bill Koehler, bass and guests
Sat, Oct 1, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall
2017-18 Social Work BSW Application Period Open for Current ISU Students
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 5:00am - Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 6:00pm
Rachel Cooper
Jazz Ensemble I & II
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Cultural Immersion Trip
Sat, Oct 1, 2016, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Senior Recital: Elliott Godinez, percussion
Sat, Oct 1, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kemp Recital Hall

University News

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Visit the online news hub
Illinois State University's online news hub makes it easy to find stories, photos, and videos about the University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Illinois State raises over $21 million in FY2016 private fundraising efforts
Illinois State University has just recorded the second largest fundraising year in the institution’s history. Gifts will go toward student scholarships and university programs.
Juliano awarded $435,000 NIH grant for mosquito studies
Illinois State University’s Distinguished Professor of Ecology Steven Juliano received a $435,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate ways to combat mosquitoes that can carry viruses, such as Zika and West Nile.
School of Theatre and Dance presents Waiora, September 30-October 9
The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance will present Hone Kouka’s Waiora, opening September 30.
Maximizing crop yield, minimizing nutrient loss
Maria Boerngen is playing her part to help farmers maximize crop yields in the Midwest, [...]
Download latest issue of Redbird Scholar
For those readers who would like to view the print version of the Redbird Scholar on an [...]
Powerful pen: Lauded faculty poet redefines, advances old genre
He’s also a full professor in the creative writing program of Illinois State’s [...]
After Hillary: If America elects its first female president, what changes?
Hillary Clinton’s election would be loaded with significance, but one thing it [...]
Illinois State falls in Moline to NIU, 68-59
The Illinois State University Women’s Basketball team dropped its sixth-consecutive [...]
Swimming and Diving finish third at Louisville, prepare for Puerto Rico
Deb Bethel/Sports Reporter After finishing third at the Louisville Invite, which took [...]
Keene and Rosch earn AVCA All-North selections
Sophomore Jaelyn Keene was named a member in the AVCA’s All-North Region selection and [...]
Hawkins leads Redbirds; ISU pulls out 63-61 home win over Murray State
After struggling late in games its past couple outings, the Illinois State men’s [...]
Website, app for Homecoming 2016
Stay updated on all Homecoming 2016 events.
Gain confidence with help of Redbird alumni at Networking Live
A major career skill one needs to have as a professional is to be able to network with [...]
Kick off Homecoming 2016 with two events, October 3
See Uptown Normal light up followed by some Redbird fun on the Quad as Homecoming 2016 [...]
#ChicagoRedbirds hosting watch party, October 1
The Redbirds take on North Dakota State on October 1, and Chicago alumni can cheer for [...]
ISU Volleyball Sweeps Indiana State to Stay Perfect in MVC
Jaelyn Keene tallied a match-high 16 kills and the Illinois State volleyball team [...]
Redbirds Battle Nations’ Best at Notre Dame
Illinois State men's and women's cross country teams squared off over 100 teams located [...]
Men’s Basketball Tips Off Practice
The Illinois State men's basketball team held its first official practice of the 2016-17 [...]
Women’s Basketball Active in the Community to Start the Year
The Illinois State women's basketball team has been very busy outside the classroom and [...]
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