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.