Dial-a-Carol

Call and Request a Holiday Tune

Call (217) 332-1882 to hear a holiday carol sung by our student volunteers

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Calls taken 24/7 from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, December 8 until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. 

Dial-A-Carol is a student-run holiday program at the University of Illinois. Each year the students of Snyder Hall, a University Housing residence hall, host it. Dial-A-Carol was started in December 1960 by Betty Gordon, an area office secretary, and the residents of Snyder Hall who wanted to spread some holiday cheer around campus.

The idea behind the program is quite simple. Anyone from anywhere can call us and request a holiday tune to be sung over the telephone. Our program runs 24 hours a day for seven days and is held each year during finals week of the first semester. Last year our students sang more than 16,300 carols to callers from the United States and all over the world. Last year, calls were received from 75 countries or territories.

This program is possible because of many volunteers who sacrifice their study time for finals in order to help us. We pride ourselves in a being a community service program and enjoy many calls from children as well as university students, faculty members, and alumni. This year marks the 56th anniversary of the program.

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Media inquiries can be sent to DialACarol@gmail.com

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We look forward to receiving a call from you!