Become a Tour Guide

Do you love UIUC? Apply to be an I STAR!

I STARs share their love for UIUC and knowledge of campus by leading campus tours and events for prospective students and their families. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from individuals who possess and promote these values. I STARs assist our office with hosting 40,000+ visitors to campus yearly.


Our office hires on a semester basis for the spring semester and over the summer. We hire for the fall semester on an as-needed basis depending on staffing needs.

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I-Stars posing on the steps of Foellinger Auditorium
Our I STARs and their Illini pride on full display


We seek to hire students with the following characteristics:

  • Current undergraduates at UIUC
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to represent UIUC effectively to numerous constituencies
  • Capable of working in a team setting
  • Strong sense of school pride


  • Welcome prospective students and families to campus as they check in
  • Direct families around campus
  • Give campus and classroom tours
  • Serve on student panels for up to 900 guests
  • Answer calls and work the front desk at the Office of Admissions and Records
  • Prepare materials for visit programs
  • Serve on student panels for virtual visits
  • Assist with New Student Registration programming (summer only)
  • Assist with video shoots, photo shoots, and social media efforts as needed
  • Assist with other tasks as needed


  • Have fun!
  • Flexible hours and competitive pay
  • Share your positive personal experiences and leave an impact on future students
  • Network with other student leaders and alumni
  • Improve public speaking and communication skills
  • Cultivate time-management skills
  • Build your resume


If you wish to be notified when our next application opens, complete our interest form. Reach out to Cristina McNamara at for any questions regarding the role.