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Located at the heart of campus on the Main Quad

The Illini Union is the student union for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Since 1941, it has been the campus's home for student organizations, meetings, student programs and activities, and more.

Today, the Illini Union houses study spaces, restaurant and retail options, a rec room, a hotel, and campus organizations that promote student success--such as the Parent and Family Programs office, the Student Org Complex, and the McKinley Health Resource Center, to name a few. 

Comprised of 11 different planning committees, the Illini Union Board is the campus event-planning board with hundreds of weekly events, ranging from comedy shows, movie nights, and trivia, to special appearances and even the annual outdoor concert on the Quad – Spring Jam.

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Support the Illini Union

Attention to the preservation of the Illini Union has been a significant responsibility over the years, and the staff of the Illini Union work to provide guidance, support and encouragement to all who utilize it. We seek assistance from those who worked, studied, ate, played, laughed, or met at the Illini Union.


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Weekend Films at the Union

Every Friday and Saturday evening during the semester, you can enjoy a FREE movie at the Illini Union, courtesy of Illini Union Board. Bring your friends and watch the latest blockbuster movies before they are streaming.

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Professional Portrait Lab

The Illini Union and The Career Center are happy to provide the Professional Portrait Lab, which will provide professional headshots for STUDENTS at UIUC. This is a great way to get a headshot to use on LinkedIn and your professional social media platforms.

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Secretary of State Mobile Services


The Illinois Secretary of State is at the Illini Union on select Wednesdays throughout the year to help you with your DMV needs. Renew your driver's license, take vision and written tests, get a new vehicle sticker, and much more! These services will be offered in the Union from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.