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Send your own greeting to 'thy happy children of the future'

3/19/2014  8:00 am

Students, faculty and staff may send an electronic greeting to the Illinois family of the future via a time capsule to be placed inside the Alma Mater sculpture when it returns to campus.

image of alma mater nearing full restoration

In the spirit of the inscription on the sculpture's base, "To thy happy children of the future those of the past send greetings," the campus is soliciting messages, which may be submitted by filling out at form located at http://go.illinois.edu/almagreetings. Submissions will be considered for inclusion on a data file to be placed in the time capsule, which may not be opened for more than 100 years.

A NetId is required.

Brevity is a must – greetings are limited to 750 characters (about the length of this message).

The deadline for submissions is midnight, April 2.

Fill out the form.

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