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Events

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Membership


Membership

Membership


Membership

Members of the Student Alumni Ambassadors are involved in fostering the Illini spirit in the campus community of the University of Illinois. Through engagement with their peers, networking with professionals and alumni, as well as working with the University’s world-class staff, the members of our organization create once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Each carefully selected member gets the opportunity to be a part of long-standing traditions, such as Homecoming and Pep Rally, as well as developing new traditions for students to come.

If you wish make a mark on campus that will be remembered for years to come, the Student Alumni Ambassadors is the organization for you.

If you have any further questions, please contact us through our email at illiniSAA@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Illinois Sights & Sounds


Illinois Sights & Sounds

Illinois Sights & Sounds


Illinois Sights & Sounds

IS&S is one of the University of Illinois’ premier student engagement programs. It hosts the incoming freshman and transfer students under the lights at Memorial Stadium and introduces the latest class of freshmen to Illinois traditions and instills a sense of pride and loyalty in the University. This unique program has become a model event copied by numerous other Big10 Universities.  Illinois Sights and Sounds is the capstone event of convocation weekend and exhibits performances from the Marching Illini, cheerleaders, vocal groups, and football team. New students are introduced to RSOs and greek life that they can get involved in. Illinois Sights and Sounds is the true beginning of the greatest four years of a student’s life.

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iHelp


iHelp

iHelp


iHelp

iHelp is the signature campus-wide day of service in the fall, bringing together students, their surrounding community, and university alumni in an organized effort to create a culture of giving at the University of Illinois. Each year, over a thousand students come together to assist dozens of agencies across the Champaign-Urbana area in a display of gratitude to the community we call home. The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) handle the logistics of the event, advertise the availability of volunteers to service agencies, and recruit students to participate.


It is an inclusive event that bring together students from a multitude of backgrounds and generates around 4500 hours of service for the community each year.  iHelp creates a positive and clear impact on the local population, all while helping students develop the Illinois spirit of service. We strive to encourage students to realize the effect they have on the community via service in order to better not just the community, but also themselves.

Volunteer and Group Registration has closed for iHelp 2017. If you would like to still volunteer, you may show up individually to the quad on Saturday, September 30th from 9-11am to be paired with a project.Please direct questions to Alexis Simmons or Jay Heininger (outreach.ihelp@gmail.com).

Agency registration is now closed! If you would like to host a project next year, please contact Alex Guiritan (aag4@illinois.edu) and Sarah Brennan (sb815086@gmail.com).

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Homecoming


Homecoming

Homecoming


Homecoming

In 1910, one of the first homecomings in the nation was organized by two students at the University of Illinois. After many years the spirit of Homecoming dwindled until 1979 when the Student Alumni Association (later to become the Student Alumni Ambassadors) revitalized Homecoming and helped build up the week to what it has become today. This spirited week consists of events such as the Homecoming 5K, Spirit Day, Homecoming Block Party, the Homecoming Pep Rally and the Illini Comeback program.

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Senior 100


Senior 100 Honorary

Senior 100


Senior 100 Honorary

Senior 100 Honorary is a brunch held in the Spring that recognizes the most outstanding graduating seniors. This event recognizes not only the most successful students academically, but more heavily focuses on campus involvement and service. Senior 100 Honorary is a highly prestigious award that colleges and campus units nominate to deserving students. This event allows hard-working seniors to be acknowledged for their commitment to the university throughout their four years on campus.

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I Love Illinois Week


I Love Illinois Week

I Love Illinois Week


I Love Illinois Week

This week long celebration aims to spread appreciation for the University of Illinois' students, campus, faculty, alumni, and donors. Our various events during the week foster school spirit, engage students and faculty, and provide a platform for students to showcase their love for the University of Illinois. 

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GradFest


GradFest

GradFest


GradFest

To complement the grand welcome that Illinois students receive from IS&S the Student Alumni Ambassadors give a grand senior sendoff with GradFest. SAA partners with the University of Illinois Alumni Association on GradFest to feed and entertain all graduates during this commencement weekend reception. It is an event where seniors transition into being Illinois Alumni and get to celebrate their time here on campus one last time. This year's GradFest is on May 14th from 2-5pm at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center!