Short welcome video enlisting some campus icons to welcome everyone

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

With move-in week beginning in earnest today, we are just days from the beginning of our fall classes. I hope you’ll take a minute to watch this short welcome video that enlists some of our campus icons to welcome everyone to the start of a semester that will look like no other in our history.

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However you will be participating this semester – in-person or remotely – we know COVID-19 is going to bring with it additional challenges.

Wherever you are, you will be among friends, family and people you care about and who care about you. And when you practice social distancing all of the time, wash your hands often and, of course, wear your face covering, you are helping to protect them.

Welcome to the new academic year at Illinois.

Thank you for taking care of one another this semester.

Robert J. Jones

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