From the Daily Illini - August 23, 2013 - While Quad Day has now become a staple during Welcome Week, it started as a completely different event over 40 years ago. In September 1971, the Office of Student Programs and the Illini Union teamed up to host the first official Quad Day to welcome new students to campus. In the midst of building war tensions throughout the nation's colleges and universities, the purpose of Quad Day was in part to show freshmen that the University could be a home away from home and to inform them of the different support services available to them. The inaugural event featured a talent show, a hot dog stand, and a student/faculty volleyball game. 7,000 were in attendance.
Submitted by timekeep on Sun, 2015-08-30 21:02
Sep 01, 1971
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