The arrival of new and returning students to the University of Illinois campus every August is always an exciting time at the Wesley Student Center! Welcoming people to our cozy spaces, our unique coffeehouse (longest running in Champaign-Urbana!), and inclusive faith community is our focus and passion! We’ve got a great lineup of Welcome Week events and activities for you to enjoy, so we hope you’ll check us out and stop by for a visit. Wesley is located in the heart of campus (close to the Union and across the street from Loomis), and is easy to find at the corner of Green and Goodwin. Find your place at Wesley – your home on campus – where we invite you to belong~become~be loved~be you!
To see the full schedule of our Welcome Week events (2 weeks of fun!), check out wesleyui.org/welcomeweek!
Sunday, August 26th, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., U of I Quad Wesley will have several tables representing our groups, so come find us and say hi!
Welcome Week at Wesley –
Monday, August 27th – Friday, August 31st: We’ll have special events (meaning free food!) in the Etc. Coffeehouse every day from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Stop in for a snack and to check out one of the best study spaces on the U of I campus!
Tuesday, August 28th, 8:30 p.m., Etc. Coffeehouse – Grad Student Gathering – Graduate students from all disciplines and young adults are invited to join us for coffee and refreshments in Etc. as we kick off the fall semester and our book study group.
Wednesday, August 29th, 6:00 p.m., Wesley lawn – Welcome Week Cook-Out – Join us for burgers, dogs, veggie burgers, etc., plus tours of the Wesley Student Center.
7:00 p.m., Etc. Coffeehouse – First Midweek of the semester– Join us as we start the fall semester with casual worship and great fellowship.
Friday, August 31st, 11:00 a.m., Etc. Coffeehouse (and every Friday) – Friday with Friends Lunch – Join us in the coffeehouse for lunch with friends! It’s a great way to celebrate the end of the week and the start of your weekend!
3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Room (and every Friday) – ESL Class – We welcome beginners through advanced students as we practice English and learn about American culture.
4:00-6:00 p.m., Etc. Coffeehouse (and every Friday) – International Coffeehouse – International and domestic students, along with visiting scholars and community members, are invited to join us for coffee, snacks and conversation as we practice English, make new friends and learn about each other’s cultures!