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Favorite selfie spot on camps

Taking a pic by Alma is a classic part of a UIUC visit experience. Don't miss out on a chance to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Emily S
Imposing and very well executed

We made a brief stop just to get a feel for the U of I campus, and were glad to find metered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Taking a pic by Alma is a classic part of a UIUC visit experience. Don't miss out on a chance to add to your insta.

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a brief stop just to get a feel for the U of I campus, and were glad to find metered parking just across the street. Some campuses are not so “visitor friendly” and you’ll be frustrated trying to find parking near a landmark....More

Thank Mack3065
Reviewed 22 May 2018

A magnificent bronze statue depicts the welcoming embrace of a new student's Alma Mater, or Nurturing Mother, which in the past represented the loving care that a college or university would provide for its students, and then welcome her alumni when they return to visit....More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 3 September 2017

When one visits, you have to come here to take a photo of course. There are always people around here hanging out or taking photos.

1  Thank Nicolle B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is always one of the biggest attractions for visitors to see on campus. But for 3 days before graduation ceremonies it was fitted with an oversized cap and gown. The line to take pictures of this, or to stand in front of it while...More

Thank joe-chicago-23
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was just telling my son yesterday (he graduated from U of I) that I admire that Alma Mater is a revered and beloved iconic statue and symbol of the university yet, it is not treated as "sacred". Meaning, the students and university will dress...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The statue has been there "forever", and has a great message. But really, I don't see what all the hype is about. Nice to have it there and all, but I don't see it as a destination or even as an activity...just something interesting to...More

Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you do not take at least 100 pictures with Alma Mater while you are a UIUC student, did you really go here? "To thy happy children of the future, those of the past send greetings." Go Illini!

Thank ElanKaroll
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Beloved Alma Mater, flanked by Labor and Learning; however, after the repair job, a small group of students sneaked in a vote to coat this statue to keep it an ugly brown color instead of allowing it to age with patina back into its former...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Everyone goes here to get their photo taken, and it's easy to see why. It's inspiring and monumental.

Thank CathyLen
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