Who was in town? William Stratton

UI Alumni Assoc (UIAA) Board Chairman, William Stratton (Bill) was in town for a few days and met up with us on Aug 26 for a quick TGIF drink at Zentro IFC. The night was highlighted by the outdoor heat  and some amazing stories and updates from Bill including one about the history-making around-the-world flight by an Illinois alumnus, Dr. Bo Zhang  (full story here). Share with us your photos from the night!

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Good Morning Tai O

Thank you for all of you Illini for joining us for our first hike at Tai O. It was great to see our Illini bringing their families with them, spreading some orange LOVE. Check out some photos below!!

Keep your eye out for more hike like this. Are you ready for more exploring of Hong Kong? Any suggestions of route? Drop us a comment or email and lead the next hike!


oh my, its the school orange!!


The Tai O Heritage Hotel


Trying our luck with the Pink Dolphins!

Go Team: We are bringing back the tailgate!




Am I the only one missing the wide-stretched lawn and the good time chat with friends with barbecue and beer?

That’s why UIAA is bringing back this good old fashion of tailgating to Hong Kong! No way we are missing the most important part of the night – SPORT! We will play highlight games from NCAA, NBA etc. along the grill so get your cheers /stomach ready! We want to see you and meet your friends so bring them along!

RSVP  before November 28th so we can save you some food and beer!

Contact us if you have any questions.

It’s Monday: Cannot Wait till It’s Friday!


It’s Monday Morning Everyone! To those that got in work early, brainstorming something to look forward to this weekend?

This Friday is the UIAA FIRST General Meeting!

Bring your UI friends to the meeting for a drink or two and meet our fellows UI Alum!

Not to mention we will be voting our board, so don’t miss out!


Date: Oct 17,2014 (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Va Bene, 17-22 Lan Kwai Fong

$300/person (food and drink)