Partner with the Illini Union Courtyard Café for your next occasion!  Registered Organizations and campus departments are welcome to utilize the Courtyard Café for events that are open to the campus community. The stage provides an ideal space for music, comedy, viewings, lectures, and much more.


Courtyard Café is an entertaining, cultural and social hub with something to offer everyone. Have a great idea for a event? We've got people to help with that. Fill out the online space request form to get started, and you will be contacted shortly by staff.

Please look through the Courtyard Café Program Packages guide. It explains different options and details about what additional amenities you will receive for each. 

Noontime Performances

Weekdays at noon, student performers are featured at our Noontime Performer series. If you are interested in performing please send a performance video to the email listed at the right of this page.

You must play an instrument (vocals encouraged, but optional) and have enough material to fill one full hour. Your musical style also must fit a coffeehouse atmosphere.

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