Settling onto a sprawling campus of over 354 University buildings, 12,454 international students, 33,673 undergraduates can be an overwhelming experience for UIUC students. Currently, the University offers introductory programs including Freshmen and International Student Orientation programs that gives students a preview of available safety & wellness resources. However, after those introductory programs conclude, there is little guidance or follow-up on where and how to navigate these safety resources. This sense of being overwhelmed is particularly heightened when students are in transit — traveling around at night, walking in areas they have not been to before, etc
This mobile application aims to provide quick & easy access information to students as they navigate around the campus through location-triggered tip notifications, empowering students to better understand their surroundings and ultimately make more informed decisions throughout the school year.
We talked to a couple of people about developing about Cut to the Case, but a lot of them didn’t have the same passion that Hack4Impact had for the project. Hack4Impact had enthusiasm for what we were doing.