What We Do


The Illini Union Board is the campus event-planning board, providing over 160 entertaining events and activities for students. Comprised of 11 different planning committees, the IU Board plans hundreds of annual events, ranging from comedy shows, movie nights, art exhibits, special appearances, to weekly trivia, craft nights, to special events like the monthly Illinites, and the annual outdoor concert on the Quad – Spring Jam. The Board provides a fun opportunity to gain real-world experience for students interested in improving their organizational skills and professional training.


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Art Gallery

Apply to show your art, visit, upcoming shows
IU Board members at an event

Board Positions

If it’s happening at the Illini Union, the IU Board is helping it happen. Board members make lasting connections with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni.
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See all the great programs and events the IU Board is putting on this semester!

Crafts and Snacks


IU Board's Crafts + Snacks event series is back! Crafts + Snacks combines a craft with a snack on select Thursdays at 7 pm in the Courtyard Cafe.

Summer 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.



Illinites is a once-a-month party at the Illini Union! Join the IU Board for a late night of free food, karaoke, games, prizes, and so much more! 


IU Board Craft and Vendor Fair

Registration is open for returning vendors. New vendors - registered after April 5, 2022 - will be able to sign up for a booth starting Wednesday, February 22 at 9:30am.