Lighting a Fire

The mission of the Alliance is to enhance and advance the relationship between the University of Illinois System (hereinafter, the “System”) and all its alumni; to inspire lifelong loyalty and pride among alumni and friends by strengthening their relationship with the System; and to educate the public about the value of the System and its alumni.

One of the crown jewels of the Welcome Gallery is Lighting a Fire, a 14-minute movie that captures the transformative experience of attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The film explores the University’s history and development into a world-class institution, and highlights a typical year on campus, including annual events such as Quad Day and Commencement; students in labs and classrooms, working with mentors, and discovering who they were meant to be; athletics contests; and many other activities. Lighting a Fire screens in our Gougler Library on-demand and at the following times:

Monday through Friday:

9:30 AM
11:00 AM
1:30 PM
3:30 PM