See a movie on the Quad!

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.

Illini Union Events Calendar

What's Happening at the Union?


The Illini Union has several ongoing projects taking place over the next few years. This is a place where we will provide periodic updates for those projects, so our customers and university community can stay apprised of what is happening.

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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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Summer Movies on the Quad

Every Thursday evening during the summer (May 15-August 15 ) starting at 9pm, you can enjoy a FREE movie on the Main Quad, courtesy of Illini Union Board. Bring your friends and watch the latest blockbuster movies under the stars.

Summer Line Up

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Apply to be a Featured Artist

We Want Your Art! 2024-25 Art Gallery Applications are now open to be featured artists in the Illini Union Art Gallery. Applications will be accepted until May 31.

Submit Your Art

Be In the Know!

Get the first alert about all events, programs, and specials at the Illini Union