2016-2017 Intersections Programs

In addition to the programs listed below, there are three other Living-Learning Communities in the Intersections area. Global Crossroads, Health Professions, and Women in Math, Science, and Engineering also offer many programs and events that you as an Intersections student are invited to attend. The majority of Housing programs are open to all residents.

Fall Trips

Saturday, October 15-Sunday, October 16.

Join your fellow residents to get off campus to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Learn about American culture and history from diverse perspectives. You can even dive into your own genealogy at the NURFC where volunteer staff help you find your family history. This popular trip is open only to Intersections residents and there is no additional charge. 


Each October students from Intersections and Global Crossroads take an evening trip 15 miles outside of Champaign-Urbana to Hardy's Reindeer Ranch. For those from the city or suburbs or a whole other country you get to enjoy the surrounding area with a weenie roast, hay ride, the Reindeer Experience, and corn maze, the ranch's most challenging ever (a snowflake!).  

Spring Trip


Did you know the U of I was created under a federal act Lincoln himself signed? One-hundred and fifty years after his death, Lincoln's immense presidential influence is still felt. Explore the complex character, accomplishments, and legacy of Lincoln in this one day trip to the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

C.O.D.E. (Conversations on Diverse Experiences)

The Intersections OMIs (peer leaders) run this highly popular, monthly gathering where residents dialogue about current issues pertaining to race and other aspects of diversity.

Dinner and Conversation with Professors

Intersections teams up with Global Crossroads to invite faculty members to dine and talk with students about their research in diversity, international issues, and other relevant topics and to share advice about academic success and career.


Guests live in Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall from several days to a week with main events held in the evenings. Students have the opportunity to interact with the guests in a short but intensive period and learn about their work in both formal and informal settings.

Conversations with International Composers

Tuesday, October 11, 7pm. Winners of the International Martirano Composition Competition share their original work and talk about making music!

Professional Workshops/Events

Intersections offers workshops on a variety of topics related to your success as an Intersections student, from writing resumes to finding out how to get involved in research, to competing successfully for scholarships to study abroad.

Academic Success Workshops: Academic and Career Topics for the Classroom and Beyond

Beyond Books: Library Services in the Residence Halls

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm

Study Abroad: It is for You! First Steps Info Session

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm, Carr Lounge

Unlocking Your Potential: What You Gain from Applying for Prestigious Scholarships

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm, Carr Lounge

What Medical Schools Are Really Looking for

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm, Oglesby Lounge

Medical Careers beyond Being a Doctor

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm, Oglesby Lounge

Researchers Initiative

The RI is open to any student in Global Crossroads, Health Professions, Intersections, and WIMSE. See the Researchers Initiative page for more information.

Student Programs

Intersections residents are a lively bunch and often start their own programs. What will they be this year? In addition to monthly birthday celebrations, spontaneous dancing, video gaming and movie nights, look for other programs to pop up or create your own!