Lighting a Fire

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 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.