No matter where you are in the world, when you shout “I-L-L,” you’re bound to hear a friendly “I-N-I!” Join the Illinois alumni family for Homecoming 2019.
470,000+ living alumni
The Illini family is the best—and biggest—alumni family.
With 470,000+ living alumni, the university has one of the largest alumni organizations in the world.
Illinois alumni are known for their innovation.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranks #4 among public universities that graduate the most start-up founders.
Illinois graduates redefine skylines.
The Willis Tower, John Hancock building, and the Aqua Tower in Chicago; The Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia; and the World Financial Center complex in Manhattan were all designed by Illinois alumni.
Illinois alumni are in demand.
91% of 2018 graduates secured a first destination—a job, enrollment in graduate school, or service—within six months of graduation. 66% said they remained in the state for those opportunities.
Illini are constantly creating.
For your next show or movie, pick one with an Illini: Life of Pi, Stranger Things, Parks and Recreation, Temple Grandin, Interstellar, The Tree of Life, Shameless, Westworld, Nurse Jackie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Elementary, Two Broke Girls, Breaking Bad, and Lost.
Illinois graduates have opportunities.
More than 9,000 employers recruit at the university each year.
Illini are everywhere.
With more than 80 Illinois alumni clubs and groups around the world, you never have to go too far to find a fellow Illini.
Join the Illinois family for Homecoming 2019 on Oct 13-19.