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A monthly PCH Resident Newsletter brought to you by the Housing Information Office

MARCH 2017
Save, Spend or Give!

Honestly, adulting is hard work! Budgeting for Spring Break trips, buying groceries or purchasing books can be tough on a college student's income. The University of Illinois offers beneficial resources for students like you to learn more about saving and spending. 

The Student Money Management Center offers lots of information to get financially fit; like planning a budgeting, choosing the best bank and establishing healthy credit. 

Check out the Budget Builder tool for tips on how plan for your upcoming financial needs.



Did you know your I-Card has Perks!

There are discounts available to I-Card holders in the Springfield & Champaign and Urbana area! The I-Card perks range from automotive, to beauty, to sports, to retail and more!

Check out the many businesses and services that offer discounts to qualifying I-Card holders, like you.

I-Card perks

Look Who's Hiring?
 I-STAR Summer Registration Position

Illinois Student Admissions Representatives (I-STAR)

Are you a student who is articulate, flexible, reliable, and energetic, and who have a positive attitude and are enthusiastic about Illinois?

I-STAR positions will include

  • assisting with check in
  • navigation of campus for various parts of the program
  • course registration
  • speaking with new students and parents/guests
  • other tasks associated with Summer Registration programs for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Those hired will begin training the week of May 15, 2017 and Summer Registration will begin May 22 and run through July 7 with additional programs August 21-24


Compensation is $8.25/hour. Applicants must be undergraduate students in good academic standing and must be eligible to work on campus.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Katie Pollard in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 217-300-3245 or

Interested applicants should email a resume to by March 15, 2017.

Visit the Virtual Job Board for job description.

Citizen Police Academy
 Citzens Police Academy

The city of Champaign is offering residents to gain a better understanding law enforcement activities through an interactive 10-week course.

Some topics include:

  • crime prevention
  • firearms orientation and the law
  • school saftey
  • use of force
  • crime scene investigation
  • community based policing
  • DUI enforcement and much more!


Participants of the program are also able to tour the Champaign County Jail and a patrol ride-along.

Weekly classes begin April 20th at 6:00pm-9:00pm will be held at the Police Training Institute on the University of Illinois campus and various local sites.

Click here for more information and to sign up for the Citzen Police Academy.

Weather Alerts

Have you ever left home not sure if you needed a coat, rainboots or gloves? The weather in Illinois can be unpredictable but with the weather alerts you can get weather related information.

Get alerts for Weather Warnings, Weather Watches, Weather Advisories and Emergency Messages by text or email.

Sign Up for weather alerts and choose which information you would like to receive from dust storms, to frost, to high winds, to tornados and more!


 Outdoor Warning Sirens

Have you heard that loud siren the first Tuesday every month?

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency conducts a Siren Test at 10:00am each month.

The Alert is a single tone signifying an emergency. This could be an emergency or disaster due to severe weather (tornado, earthquake, biological/chemical/hazardous material etc).

The Attack is  an up-and-down, rising and falling tone to signify a homeland security or attack emergency. This signal would be used if the community officials were notifed by federal and/or state government officials of impending attack.

  •    Click to listen to Attack.

According to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency website if you hear the siren and it is not a monthly test the you should 

  • seek shelter;  
  • tune in to radio or television to get information about
    • type of emergency
    • instructions and recommendations
  • listen to your local media for indications that the emergency is over.

 Click here for a Citizen's Emergency Handbook for Surviving Disasters. 

34th Annual International Dinner
International Dinner

You are invited!

The University YMCA and the International Student & Scholar Services are co-hosting the 34th Annual International Dinner and Performance Night on March 12th at 6pm-8pm.

This fun, community bridge-building and story sharing evening will celebrate the cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana through live music and great food.

Limited tickets are available. Tickets and can be purchased for $15 at the University YMCA located at 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL or $16 on the website. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the University YMCA’s Global Engagement programming.

PCH Highlight
Armory House Spring Concert 2017

Armory House Spring Concert

 Sunday, February 26, 2017, Armory House Residents had the opportunity to share their musical talents! 

​The ​Spring Concert is one of Armory House​'s​ Cross Cultural Programs. ​​This year, Vivian Xing, AH former resident and our special guest, beautifully played the Zheng, a traditional Chinese instrument. 


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