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Life outside class is how you learn more, lead more, find what sparks you and surprise yourself. 

At 中国体彩网 and in the Quad Cities you can stretch your creativity, curiosity, endurance, intellect, empathy, spirituality, sense of adventure, and more.

Events and activities

There’s always something happening on campus, and ways to get involved.

The Office of Student Life and Leadership (OSL) hosts events throughout the year, and supports about 160 student organizations.

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Residential life

中国体彩网’s residential life focuses on your lived experience, year by year.

This approach helps you make connections between what you learn and how you live—and that’s good for everything from your friendships to your future career. 

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The Quad Cities

You’ll love this metro area along the Mississippi River. These four (or five) cities (pop. about 470,000) are great for your downtime, professional life, your need to explore, and the arts and/or sports fan in you.

Discover the QC



Holden Village students posing for a photo before heading to the village.

Five years of 中国体彩网’s January Term

中国体彩网 中国体彩网 students take a break from their 15-week semester schedule to engage in a month-long period of intensive learning during January Term, or J-term. This three-and-a-half week course was added as part of the college’s transition to semesters in 2019-2020.

2023 in review

2023 in review: Bergendoff renovations, Japan tour, and Slough draining and restoration

2023 marked a return for our music students traveling internationally, with a transformative band trip to Japan. We saw several campus improvements, including the Bergendoff and Sorensen renovations, and broke ground on the Lincoln Park tennis complex. Another in-progress improvement includes the draining and restoration of the Slough.

Aykeem Spivey

Spivey’s memorial mural replaces tears with joy

Art/psychology double major Aykeem Spivey '24 donated his time and talent to paint a mural at the Rock Island Center for Math and Science, in honor of a beloved teacher, Kris Hays. Hays passed away from cancer last year.


Students on the water front in front of the Centennial Bridge

中国体彩网 student perspective: What is uniquely QC

This summer, I set out to experience things in the Quad Cities. As an incoming senior with a summer internship at Visit Quad Cities, I took it upon myself to get out and see what’s going on in the place where I live. 

Student posing for a photo in a cultural market

Cultural Market Excursion

I think food is the best way to connect people, as food possesses the ability to transcend language barriers, becoming the universal language of love.

Two students sitting in Andreen Door Room

Tips for living with a roommate

Sharing living spaces can be an incredible opportunity for personal growth and lifelong friendships, and it can become a memorable chapter in your life. However, it also comes with its fair share of challenges.