‘College Tour’ series gives prospective students a taste of campus life at U of I
Nancy Harty, CBS Radio Chicago | May 23, 2021
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The COVID-19 pandemic cancelled or changed a lot of college visits this past year but a new series gives prospective students a look at campus.
“The College Tour” is a streaming series that Executive Producer Lisa Hennessy started working on before the pandemic hit.
The Park Ridge native and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alum told WBBM Newsradio since the series debuted last October, it has shown high school students what they can expect academically and socially on campus.
“It’s a really authentic way to really get an idea of what a university is like though the voices of people who go there,” Hennessy told WBBM Newsradio.
Among the 11 students featured is Kennedy Campbell of Chicago, a sophomore who said Quad Day helped her find her place in Urbana-Champaign metro area. Campbell helped create a mentorship group for pre-med students.
“There’s really something for everyone. From Ultimate Frisbee to volunteer opportunities to creative writing,” Campbell said.