As the social hub of the university, the Illini Union is the perfect venue to plan an event and bring people together. Our Event Services team will assist you in creating lasting memories and successful events that loved ones and colleagues will be talking about for years to come. We enjoy working with our clients and look forward to helping you with your next event.

the historic illini union welcomes you

Illini Union Front Exterior 


mcore transportation project

As the local and campus communities in Champaign-Urbana continue to witness unprecedented growth, ease of transportation is more important than ever. A new project, MCORE, is comprised of five projects that will improve mobility throughout the community, including Campustown.

Project 2 will focus on Green St. and a component will directly impact the Illini Union, starting on or around May 15, 2017. During this time, there will be limited circle drive access, reduced parking, and dust/noise. This federally funded project will not only improve mobility, but will also enhance Green St. and the Illini Union aesthetically.

The Illini Union is dedicated to working with all partners* on this project to ensure that our patrons experience minimal disruption and inconvenience and will continue to provide updates as soon as more information becomes available.

We sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding while this project takes place and we hope you look forward to the completed outcome as much as we do.

*Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • To see a visual of the redesign, click here.
  • For more information on MCORE, click here.

host in the heart of the campus


The Illini Union has a variety of rooms to hold conferences where students and academics can come together and learn about new developments in their field while forming new relationships with colleagues. 


Over the years, distinguished alumni and guests have come to address our campus community. Actors, artists, innovators, politicians and more have inspired crowds here at the Illini Union.


The Illini Union has the space to accommodate both large and small meetings. Students, staff, faculty and guests are all welcome to reserve a room.


Whether returning to that special place where you first met, or simply finding a centralized location to bring two families together, the Illini Union has become popular space for couples to celebrate their vows over the years. The beauty and history of the building serves as an elegant setting for your special day.

Illini Union Events Calendar

Event dates and times subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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