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.
You know, a "Frat jacket!" That way if you lose it...it's not the absolute end of the world
2. Party shoes
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.
The best way to cheer on the Illini! Plus, they're actually super comfy. I could spend all day in them.
In case you forgot we were in a global pandemic...
5. Bar crawl shirts
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
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
This one needs no explanation
8. Giant parka for the winter
Hi! Welcome to Illinois where it is snowy and freezing at least six months of the year!!
9. Frisbee and spikeballGiphy
A quad staple.
10. Paraphernaliarandom shiba inu GIF Giphy
This is up to interpretation
11. A stuffed animal squirrel
You're not a true Illini unless you're in love with our lovely squirrels.
12. Professional clothingpeople uf GIF by University of Florida Giphy
Looking at you, Gies freshman at career fair