A Collection of all of the Fall 2021 Programming, happening NOW #AtTheUnion. Check back often for new events and updates!

Fall Programming

Coming Up: 

Illini Union Board

  • September Art Gallery Exhibit Opening Sept 2 at 4:30pm
September Exhibit: Pandemic Abstractions Art by Jay Daugherty

Jay Daugherty's early work utilized Buddhist iconography paired with modern architecture and saturated colors to explore collective displacement, artistic agency, and the metaphysical life cycle of samsara, the Buddhist concept of cyclical existence. As the 2020-2021 pandemic unfolded, his work expanded upon the initial incorporation of abstract color forms inside figures meant to represent the Dzogchen notion of the 'rainbow body' in which a highly realized spiritual master is said to dissolve into light. ‚Äč Relying upon phenomenology and Buddhist epistemology, these color forms led to process-oriented abstractions which were occasionally coupled with experiments in spatial illusionism, as demonstrated in the Line Series. By braiding these aesthetic regimes together, he developed a lyrically abstract style that explores the ontology of painting and perception. Additional information about the artist and photographs of his work can be viewed on his website: go.illinois.edu/IUBArtistJayD
  • Illinites
    September 10 - Back to Business Illinites!
    8pm | I-Rooms
    Inflatable games, a crane machine, prizes, airbrush tattoos, karaoke, and free food.
Full schedule here 
  • Open Mic Night September 16th 7-8:30pm

Sign up here! go.illinois.edu/OpenMic

IU Board Series Events:

  • Trivia Tuesday - Every Tuesday through Dec 7!
7PM | In-person Courtyard Cafe + Zoom 
Win prizes with the board in person in the Courtyard Cafe or online at go.illinois.edu/IUBoardTriviaNight.
  • Crafts + Snacks - Select Thursdays
    7PM | Courtyard Cafe These grab-and-go events on select Thursdays are presented by the Illini Union Board and will be hosted in the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe:
    • Sep 23 | Crafts + Snacks: Rocks + Rolls
    • Oct 7 | Crafts + Snacks: Illini + Ice Cream
    • Oct 21 | Crafts + Snacks: Glassware & Gummies

  • Fall 2021 Film Series

Every Friday + Saturday night a new film will be showing, starting at 7pm. In-Person in the Pine Lounge. In-person with masks. Full schedule here

  • Art Gallery
    • August 2021: Serious Silliness: the adventures of agerAnter by Steve Sager & Howard Kanter Video Experience here. 
    • September 2021: Pandemic Abstractions by Jay Daugherty Video + Photo Experience to come. 

Courtyard Cafe

  • Noontime Performers - Every Weekday at Noon

Auditions: go.illinois.edu/NoontimeAuditions

  • Musical Mondays - Every Monday at 7PM
  • Courtyard Karaoke - Every Wednesday at 7PM
  • Friday Funnies - Every Friday at 7PM

Parent family programs office

  • Dads Weekend: Oct 29-31
  • Moms Weekend: April 1-3

Scholarships + Awards: King Dad Applications are now open! Due by September 30

Rec Room

  • LEAGUES  
  • Fall 2021 Classic bowling league will start on Sunday, September 12.
    Fall 2021 Lunchtime bowling league starts Friday, September 10 at Noon.
  • Bowl off Steam: Dec 10-17 | Finals week special: $4 Bowling + Billiards 
  • Behind the Lanes virtual look.

Social Contests & Activities


Our friends at Student Affairs

  • Check out all of Campus Rec's virtual group fitness classes, cooking demos, workout plans, and more at their Virtual Programming page here!
  • The Counseling Center has virtual assistance available.
  • Check out this list of virtual programming and activities compiled by Student Affairs. 

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