2022 Illini Union Showcase Week

The Illini Union is bringing you a week-long showcase of some of our favorite events, as well as new ones that happen #AtTheUnion! Celebrate Back to School with fun activities and events welcoming all students to campus.

new int fun night

New International Student Fun Night

Date: Wednesday, August 16
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Illini Union Rec Room and Lower Level

International students come and check out the FREE fun at the Illini Union, including bowling, billiards, games, music, food, and more!
Illini Union LateNighter


Date: Friday, August 19
Time: 8pm-Midnight
Location: Illini Union (events are all over the building)

Join us and your new classmates for this campus Welcome Week tradition with games, food, prizes, music, bingo, magician, improv, and more! You can also grab a FREE t-shirt with a little work.
first day freshmen

First Day of School Photo

Date: Monday, August 22
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Anniversary Plaza on the Quad (south side of Illini Union)

Stop by on your way to or from class and take the classic "First Day of School" photo to share with your family and friends. There won't be a car in the background, but a Block I will make an appearance!

Illini Union Showcase Week

See below for the complete day-by-day listing of all the great events the Illini Union will be hosting to kick off the 2022-2023 school year!