You’re Not A True Illini Unless You Have These 12 Things In Your Closet
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You’re Not A True Illini Unless You Have These 12 Things In Your Closet

Two pairs of white Converse? Yep.

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Amanda Brennan

You probably started freshman year of college with one winter coat, one pair of white Converse, and oh yeah, probably no stuffed squirrel, but by the time you were on campus for a few months, you bought a nice winter parka, another pair of shoes, and of course a squirrel for your dorm.

1. Fracket


You know, a "Frat jacket!" That way if you lose's not the absolute end of the world

2. Party shoes

Party shoes

Amanda Brennan

Everyone has that one pair of "bar shoes." The classic shoes that started off white but are now a mix of brown and gray from everything that has been spilled on them. And yes, those are my normal Converse versus my Kam's Converse.

3. Overalls!


Amanda Brennan

The best way to cheer on the Illini! Plus, they're actually super comfy. I could spend all day in them.

Illini mask

Illini Mask

Amanda Brennan

In case you forgot we were in a global pandemic...

5. Bar crawl shirts


Amanda Brennan

If you're in Greek life, you have at least 5 of these. If you're not? You still probably have at least 5.

6. Illini sherpa


Amanda Brennan

My freshman year, I thought they were the weirdest things. Why would I want to wear a sheep lookin' thing to class? Then I tried one on...

7. Illini gear

Illini Outfit

Amanda Brennan

This one needs no explanation

8. Giant parka for the winter


Amanda Brennan

Hi! Welcome to Illinois where it is snowy and freezing at least six months of the year!!

9. Frisbee and spikeball


A quad staple.

10. Paraphernalia

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This is up to interpretation

11. A stuffed animal squirrel


Amanda Brennan

You're not a true Illini unless you're in love with our lovely squirrels.

12. Professional clothing

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Looking at you, Gies freshman at career fair

Go Illini!

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