Spending your summer break on campus? Here are some ways to make it the best one yet.
Watch a movie on the Quad
Make the most of summer nights on campus by watching a movie on the Quad.
The Summer Quad Cinema Series shows films at 9 p.m. on Thursday nights outside the Illini Union. In the event of inclement weather, movies will be shown in the Illini Union Pine Lounge.
View the full schedule.
Celebrate our community! From farmers markets to live music, summer is the perfect time to take advantage of all Champaign-Urbana has to offer.
Discover Allerton Park
Experience art, nature, and history 30 minutes from campus.
At Allerton Park, you can explore woodland and prairie areas, a mansion and reflecting pond, a 10-acre meadow, sculpture gardens, and hiking trails.
The park also hosts events such as outdoor concerts, educational programs, guided hikes, and tours.
Stop by the Pollinatarium
The Pollinatarium is an interactive science center located right here on campus.
Dedicated to pollinator education, the center is the perfect place to explore native habitats while learning about beekeeping and pollinatation.
Make an appointment to schedule your visit.
Explore the Arboretum
The Arboretum's gardens are a great way to explore the natural beauty of campus.
Make sure to stop by the Japan House, the gazebo made by alumnus Nick Offerman, the Idea Garden, and more.
Visit Campus Recreation
Whether you’re hanging out at the pool, playing intramural sports, log rolling, or rock climbing, there are plenty of things to do at Campus Recreation over the summer.
Visit their event page for a full list of summer events and activities.