2019–2020 Intersections Programs

In addition to the programs listed below, there are three other living-learning communities in Urbana South. Global Crossroads, Health Professions, and WIMSE (Women in Math, Science, and Engineering) also offer many programs and events that you as an Intersections student are invited to attend. The majority of Housing programs are open to all residents.

Fall Trip

October 5-6, 2019

Intersections heads to Chicago to learn about the city beyond the regular tourist attractions. We will visit the National Public Housing Museum, visit different neighborhoods, and meet social activists addressing gentrification. We will also take in a show at Second City Comedy Club. Trip is in collaboration with a course GCL 147. Enrollment in course not required but a good idea.

C.O.D.E. (Conversations on Diverse Experiences)

Monthly gathering where residents dialogue about current issues pertaining to race and other aspects of diversity.

Beckman Connection

Intersections students interested in interdisciplinary research are invited to a special tour and reception with faculty and researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Dinner and Conversation with Professors

Intersections teams up with Global Crossroads to invite faculty members to dine and talk with students about their research in diversity, international issues, and other relevant topics and to share advice about academic success and career.


Guests live in Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall from several days to a week with main events held in the evenings. Students have the opportunity to interact with the guests in a short but intensive period and learn about their work in both formal and informal settings.

Conversations with International Composers

TBA: Winners of the International Martirano Composition Competition share their original work and talk about making music.

Researchers Initiative

Open to any student in Global Crossroads, Health Professions, Intersections, and WIMSE. See the Researchers Initiative page for more information.

Student Programs

Intersections residents are a lively bunch and often start their own programs. What will they be this year? In addition to monthly birthday celebrations, spontaneous dancing, video gaming, and movie nights, look for other programs to pop up or create your own!