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


WHEN: Sunday, December 7th 6pm-8pm
WHERE: Bromley Hall, Champaign, IL
WHO: Any and ALL Private Certified Housing Residents
WHAT: FREE Event to celebrate the holidays, including FREE FOOD and PRIZES
Take a study break for an evening of FREE PIZZA, fun, and activities as we celebrate holidays from around the world and within the PCH community! SWIM in an indoor pool, DECORATE your own COOKIE, EAT pizza, WIN prizes and other fun surprises!

Vist our PCH facebook page for more information. ALL PCH RESIDENTS WELCOME!!


Looking for a way to give back this holiday season?  Join our PCH Community for the Together we CAN fundraising drive, and donate your spare change to help feed people in need.  Look for a donation can at your PCH from December 1st-17th!

All contributions will go directly to Illini Fighting Hunger, a Registered Student Organization dedicated to supporting local and international hunger relief efforts through hunger-fighting service projects including meal-packaging events.

HARDY's Reindeer Ranch

Want to go on a fun winter adventure?  Just take a short drive over to HARDY's Reindeer Ranch and get a North Pole experience with a real reindeer!  You can go on a reindeer tour, or even a moonlight corn maze!  Get DIRECTIONS!


Will you be around for Winter Break?  If you are staying on campus over Winter Break, please check with your PCH facility on their break housing availability.  Should you have any further questions about Winter Break housing options, please contact the PCH office for more information.
Looking for MEAL options?  Many of our PCH Facilities will be offering dining options for both residents and/or non-residents over Winter Break.  To learn more about your options, contact them individually, or check our PCH Facebook page.  University Dining Halls are closed over break, but look out for the GOOD2GO Foodtruck schedule on twitter; you can pay with credit cards or EXTRA CREDITS.


Want to learn how to Ice Skate?  Already know how?  Come visit the U of I Ice Arena for FREE public skate sessions, and other fun events and programs.  There are even adult Learn to Skate classes.  Check out their complete Calendar for a list of all of their activites!


UNIVERSITY HOUSING INFORMATION OFFICE University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mail: 100 Clark Hall, MC-548 | Office: 100 Clark Hall
1203 S. Fourth Street | Champaign, IL 61820-6982
Phone: (217) 333-1420 | Fax: (217) 244-7073 |


Did you know...  

In 1847, a process was developed to allow confectioners to mold chocolate into shapes, paving the way for candy bars and chocolate Santas. In the 1920s, the first chocolate gelt was made, allowing Jewish families to use candy in lieu of actual coins for the custom of giving money to their children during Hanukkah. Today, the winter holidays rank third, behind Halloween and Easter, in terms of U.S. candy sales, and National Confectioners Association reports that approximately 150 million chocolate Santas will be made for the season.

Learn more holiday fun facts here!