Summer Films 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

Be In the Know!

Get the first alert about all events, programs, and specials at the Illini Union
mary pelzer performs in courtyard cafe

Noontime Performers

Every weekday from Noon-1pm UIUC students share their musical talents in the Courtyard Café.
students watch movie on main quad

Movies on the Quad

This summer every Thursday (May 18-Aug. 10) night at 9pm on the Quad, you can enjoy a FREE movie. Join your friends under the stars to watch the latest blockbuster movies before they are streaming.
Art Gallery

2023-24 Art Gallery Applications are now open

The Illini Union is proud to feature artwork from local and national artists, as well as from the university community. Each month a different artist will be featured. The first Thursday of the month will be an opening celebration, featuring the artist.

Shop @ the Illini Union Tech Zone


Get all of your computer and tech accessories right on campus. The best part is all revenue stays on campus to support student programs and activities.

The Tech Zone is located on the south end of the Illini Union's first floor (next to the Quad Shop). It is open 24/7 online!

Illini Union Roofing Project


We are alerting the community that the Illini Union will be undergoing a complete roof replacement starting after the 2024 graduation weekend (May 11-12). The replacement project will take approximately two years with a projected completion date in late 2026.

The building will be operational throughout the construction, however, the fourth floor North meeting rooms and offices, as well as the fourth floor hotel rooms will not be accessible for significant periods of time during the project....