Whether you’re finalizing your graduate thesis or finishing up your freshman year, take time to explore all that campus has to offer.
Listen to the Altgeld chimes
There are few things as iconic as the sound of the Altgeld Bell Tower. Take a moment to enjoy a lunchtime concert.
Explore campus landmarks, libraries, and statues
From Red Grange and Grainger Bob to the Main Library stacks and the Hellene Gateway, make sure to stop by and see the landmarks that make campus unique. Don't know where to start? Check out our list.
Bowl at the Union
Grab your friends for a round of fun in the Illini Union Rec Room.
Participate in a tea ceremony at the Japan House
Experience the immersive beauty of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony right here on campus. See upcoming events and ceremonies.
Visit Krannert Art Museum
As the second largest general fine art museum in the state of Illinois, visitors can enjoy fine art, vibrant exhibitions, and engaging programs completely free of charge at the Krannert Art Museum.
Go ice skating
Carve up the ice during a public skate session at the Illinois Ice Arena.
Spend some time off campus exploring our thriving community.
Go rock climbing at the ARC
This 35.5-foot tall, state-of-the-art manufactured climbing structure is designed to challenge first-timers and seasoned vets. No previous experience or equipment required—ARC will outfit you with the necessary gear and information.
Take a nap on the quad
Find your favorite spot and soak up the sunshine.
See a show at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Experience the life-changing power of live performance at Illinois’ prestigious performing arts center. Bonus: Student tickets are only $10!
Take plenty of pictures
Some things on campus never change. Snap pictures of your friends in your favorite places so you can look back on your Illinois memories for years to come.