New Illini Welcome Reception at BlackFinn Ameripub

Meet alumni new to the area, recent graduates, and University of Illinois students interning in the Washington D.C. area this spring!

The D.C. Illini will be hosting a welcome reception at Blackfinn Ameripub with light appetizers for alumni to network with other alumni new to the area, recent graduates, and University of Illinois students interning in the Washington, D.C. area for the Spring 2016 semester.  During the reception local alumni will engage in rotating small-group discussions with the recent graduates and interns concerning experiences living in the area, starting a career, D.C. Illini events throughout the year, and other topics. Whether you're a D.C. Illini member, interested in the Club, a recent grad, or intern, come on out!

Who:  U of I alumni and interns (from the UIUC, UIC, and UIS campuses) in the Washington, D.C. area.

When:  Monday, February 1, 2016 at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

Where:  BlackFinn Ameripub, 1620 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006. BlackFinn is conveniently located just a short walking distance from the Farragut West Metro station (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines).  There is also a paid parking garage directly across the street.  

  • Ameripub Perks Program: You can also earn some money for our scholarship fund by signing up for the free Ameripub Perks Program.  You will receive a free appetizer when you sign up and each time you spend money at BlackFinn, you will earn Perks Points that you can use during future visits to BlackFinn.  In addition to these great individual benefits, BlackFinn will donate 10% of your purchase to our scholarship fund if you select the D.C. Illini as your School/Organization!  Sign up following these simple instructions. You can sign up now or at the reception, just be sure to sign up and select the D.C. Illini prior to paying your bill so that your purchase will count! 

Suggested Donation:  We are asking alumni attending the reception to make a $5 donation to the D.C. Illini. Donations can be made online here or at the door.

RSVP:  Please RSVP for the event at this link by January 25, 2016.

Questions:  Please contact Eric Hutchins at if you have any questions.