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  • toddler in Illini dress carries a baton in a previous U of I Homecoming Parade

    Homecoming Week, Oct. 9 - 15

    Events throughout the week include a student dinner on the Quad, the Global Talent Show, Saturday Night Live: Homecoming Edition in downtown Champaign,  two concerts at State Farm Center and - of course - football on Saturday.

  • fans watch a movie from the field at Memorial Stadium at a past FamILLy Night

    FamILLy Day at Memorial Stadium Set for Aug. 14

    You'll get a first look at the Fighting Illini football, soccer, and volleyball teams by interacting with student-athletes on the field. That's followed by a movie night (free admission) where the first 500 fans will receive a free Illini popcorn bucket.

  • Alma Mater statute photo by Fred Zwicky

    New program to support U of I freshmen with autism

    Incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this fall with autism spectrum disorder can take part in a new program that will offer a variety of support to help them succeed at college and beyond.

  • Dr. Ehab Kamarah. Photo provided by subject.

    Executive Director of Facilities & Services announced

    Ehab Kamarah has been selected to serve as the new Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Facilities and Services, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

  • student teacher watches a young boy doing schoolwork as both wear masks

    Taking on the pandemic—and winning

    How the College of Education successfully placed 100% of its students that required placements in schools or with community organizations during the first two years of the pandemic.

  • Four exhibits to visit at Krannert Art Museum this summer

    Learn about some of the rotating exhibits you should visit at KAM this summer.

  • 1970s-era aerial view of the (famously underground) Undergraduate Library in black and white

    Saturday: Your last chance to visit the Undergraduate Library

    By popular demand, the UGL will remain open Saturday to allow folks to visit over graduation weekend! It will be open May 14th from 1-4 pm for anyone who would like to visit the building one last time. Its doors will close for good at 4 pm.

  • View from Foellinger during Quad Day in 2016 | Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

    Quad Day then and now

    Learn how Quad Day began and how it has evolved over almost five decades 

  • Sycamore tree near Gregory Hall, one of the oldest trees on campus

    Earth Week: Five of the most popular trees on campus

    The Horticulture Club is hosting a Tree Walk on Thursday as part of our Earth Week and Arbor Day celebration. The Tree Walk will include 20 trees from all around our Tree Campus USA.

  • Photo of lighted drones flying in formation provided by Firefly Drone Shows

    Drone show planned for Aerospace Engineering's 75th anniversary

    A musically choreographed flock of 100 drones will take to the sky on Friday, September 20, at approximately 9 p.m. just east of the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

  • First 'A Great Conversation' to feature Maryland U president

    The first of Chancellor Robert Jones’ “A Great Conversation” events will be livestreamed Monday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to noon CDT. It will feature Freeman Hrabowski, a national leader in academic innovation and inclusive excellence.

  • Jill Ellis speaks with the press from a table

    Commencement Speaker Jill Ellis: U of I coach to two-time World Cup champion

    Jill Ellis, who won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will serve as the Illinois University-wide Commencement speaker Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium.

  • broad view of stage at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts during a symphony concert, with School of Music's 125th Anniversary logo.

    School of Music celebrates 125th anniversary with weekend of special concerts

    The Illinois School of Music will celebrate its 125th anniversary from April 29 to May 1, 2022, with a weekend of special concerts that demonstrate the talent and range of its students, faculty, alumni, and community performers.

  • 2022 Undergraduate Research Week

    A celebration of student innovation and excellence at Illinois, April 24 - 30

  • Miss the Conversation with Senior Leadership? Watch it now

    Hear from the panelists: Chancellor Robert Jones, Provost Andreas Cangellaris, and the Vice Chancellors for Student Affairs; Advancement; Administration and Operations, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Research and Innovation.

  • Promotional photo of comedian Gilbert Gottfried

    From Gottfried to 'Golden Arm,' Ebertfest back in full swing

    With Oscar-winning directors, comedians and musicians, augmented by many independent movie gems, this year’s lineup takes the festival back to the roots established by late co-founder Roger Ebert.

  • Dr. Mark S. Cohen will be the next dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.  Photo provided, graphic by Michael Vincent

    Dean selected for Carle Illinois College of Medicine

    Dr. Mark S. Cohen will be the next dean, as well as senior vice president and chief academic officer at Carle Health, effective May 16. Carle Illinois, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, will graduate its first class in May.

  • stock image of woman looking very happy to be exercising with a large blue balance ball

    It's Illini Wellness Week!

    Check out the list of events for March 2 - 9 and explore the eight dimensions of wellness. You may be surprised at the programs and services our campus offers to help you maintain and expand all aspects of your health.

  • Djordjevic's dog Andy takes a nap. Andy joins Djordjevic for outdoor meetings with students on the Main Quad. (Submitted photo)

    Stephan Djordjevic supports students in history, with an assist from his dog

    Stefan Djordjevic has served students as the academic advisor for the Department of History. Through his experiences, he’s learned that students have histories to teach him, as well.

  • Artist Patrick Earl Hammie, a professor in the School of Art and Design, beside his painted portrait of Albert R. Lee, a pioneer for African American students on campus in the first half of the 20th century. Photo by Fred Zwicky

    U of I artist's portrait of student advocate Albert Lee to be dedicated Feb. 1

    Lee is described as the first unofficial dean for African American students. He helped students get admitted, find housing in the homes of black community members when black students weren’t allowed to live or eat on campus, and find jobs.

  • Jan Sadeler I, The Fall, 1643. Engraving. Museum purchase through the Robert and Sonia Carringer Art Acquisitions Fund.

    KAM exhibition of sacred, supernatural prints celebrates printmakers' skills

    A Krannert Art Museum exhibition of prints depicting sacred and supernatural imagery will showcase Early Modern treasures from across campus, including the growing collection of historical European prints in KAM’s collection.

  • His Dream: Ideals Worth Fighting For

    A celebration of this community’s commitment to the deam of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 4:30 PM, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Featured speaker is MLK's nephew, Dr. Derek Barber King, Sr.

  • volunteers sing holiday songs to a caller

    Looking for holiday cheer? Dial-A-Carol!

    University Housing’s longest-standing tradition of 61 years, Dial-A-Carol is taking place December 9 – 15, 24/7. You call, our awesome volunteers sing whatever holiday (or non-holiday) tune you’d like! 217-332-1882.

  • Watch it now

    Join us (virtually or in-person) for the State of the University 2021 as Chancellor Robert Jones provides a brief overview of the year so far, offer some updates on our current plans and initiatives and talk about our bold plans for the future.

  • Sean Evans, alumnus of the College of Media and host of the YouTube show, 'Hot Ones, stands at the Alma Mater statue

    'Hot Ones': Can Coach Underwood take the heat?

    As Illini Men’s Basketball begins a highly anticipated season, Hot Ones host Sean Evans (MEDIA ’08) returns to campus to see if Coach Brad Underwood can take the heat.

  • Artist and graphic design professor Stacey Robinson was commissioned to create artwork for the project. “Parable Path,” left, is part of a related exhibition, “Future Spaces in Community Places,” at the University YMCA.  Courtesy Stacey Robinson

    Project explores Octavia E. Butler novel through discussions, art, music

    Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian novel 'Parable of the Sower' is centered around themes that resonate today – climate change, economic instability, and social chaos. The novel s the focus of a year-long project, Parable Path CU, led by Krannert Center.

  • graphic advertising the Festival of Writers

    Meet a NYT bestselling author, a U.S. Poet Laureate, and a Pulitzer Prize winner

    You can hear from an author of several NYT bestsellers, the 22nd United States Poet Laureate, and the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry at the U of I’s Festival of Writers.

  • Senior acting student Haven Crawley plays Margaret in the Midwest premiere production of 'Origin Story'

    Theatre's production of 'Origin Story' looks at millennials' post-college life

    the Midwest premiere of 'Origin Story,' written by theatre alumnus Nathan Alan Davis, tells of millennial friends who are trying to pay off their college debt while figuring out what they want to do with their lives. 

  • The Funk Library, Information and Alumni Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Envirnonmental Sciences.

    Jewel of the ACES campus: LIAC turns 20 years

    In the center of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences campus at Illinois stands a massive, hexagon-shaped building, beloved for its gorgeous interior and study spaces with lush, green views of south campus.

  • aerial view of campus

    Initial planning begins for new ethnic, gender and women’s studies building

    The university will undertake a feasibility study for the building, which would house the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Latina/Latino Studies, and the Program in American Indian Studies.

  • Graphic - orange and blue letters (mis)spell 'graditude'

    Graduate Student Appreciation Week, October 25-29

    Thank you. We wouldn't be who we are without you. At 20,000+ graduate students, you are one-third of the entire student population. We hope you take some time this week to celebrate with your Illinois family.

  • View of the new sculpture outside the College of Medicine building

    New Carle Illinois sculpture's dual meaning reflects mission of the college

    It shows both the exterior of the hand and an X-ray view of an interior where a problem in need of a solution might live - much like the problems Carle Illinois is determined to solve as the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine.

  • Extended arms of the Alma Mater statue

    Having a tough time? Help is available

    Almost everyone experiences times in their lives when they are unsure what to do or to whom to reach out for help. Here's a place to start.

  • Artist Christopher Robert Jones, who teaches in the School of Art and Design, and exhibition curator Liza Sylvestre, Krannert Art Museum’s curator of academic programs, sit on a bench that is part of the 'Crip*' exhibition.

    'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers on experiences with disability, access

    Curator Liza Sylvestre said the exhibition refers to 'crip theory,' which considers not just disability but also race, sexual identity, class and educational status, and how those identities connect and overlap.

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering building on the Bardeen Quad at Illinois

    IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute virtual launch Tuesday

    Join leaders from IBM, the U of I, The Grainger College of Engineering and the state for a first look at the academic-industry partnership spurring breakthroughs in hybrid cloud and AI, quantum computing, materials discovery, and sustainability.

  • Acting professor Nisi Sturgis (left) and theatre student Gabrielle DeMarcho perform in “The 48,” an early-season workshop in which students cast, rehearsed and performed student-written plays in two days.  Photo by Darrell Hoemann

    Illinois theatre season reimagines the American story

    The theatre department will produce a season of plays that offer a fresh look at the American theater by bringing a broad range of voices to the stage, featuring work by women, people of color, LGBTQ authors and students.

  • interior view of the McKechnie Family LIFE Home. Photo by Vince Lara-Cinisomo

    Campus dedicates McKechnie Family LIFE Home

    The McKechnie Family LIFE Home is a cutting-edge research center focused on innovations in home environments. It mimics existing home dwellings, and has space for the development of next generation smart homes.

  • Exterior of Siebel Center for Design

    Siebel Center for Design Grand Opening today

    Chancellor Robert Jones calls the new Siebel Center for Design a 'transformational addition to the educational experiences of the students who will find new ideas and explore the previously unimagined.'

  • Orange cape of a Marching Illini band member

    Homecoming Parade streams here, Saturday at 11 a.m.

    Even if you couldn't make it back to campus, you can watch the Homecoming Parade as it happens beginning Saturday at 11 a.m.

  • Mary and the late Lou Henson

    Mary Henson named Homecoming Parade grand marshal

    Mary Henson, the wife of the legendary Uof I basketball coach Lou Henson, will serve as grand marshal of the 2021 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m.

  • Bambi the cow, available for visits during Vet Med Open House on October 3. Photo courtesy College of Veterinary Medicine

    Vet Med Open House on Sunday, Oct. 3

    The Vet Med Open House will be in-person again, moving as many exhibits as feasible to outdoor locations for public health reasons. In addition, there will be online exhibits added to our virtual Open House website.

  • Homecoming graphic - banner

    October 3 - 9

    See the calendar of events for Homecoming Week, culminating in Illinois Football vs Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 9.

  • The Cold War’s presence on American universities would have many lasting effects, including the four episodes featured in the new documentary “Cold War: Illinois Stories.”  Graphic by Kaitlin Southworth

    Watch the new BTN documentary 'Cold War: Illinois Stories'

    Four separate stories of individuals or programs at the U of I that were either affected by harsh Cold War politics or, in one segment, shed light on a government film studio dedicated to Cold War propaganda. 

  • “Conspiracy, Misinformation and the Infodemic.”  Graphic courtesy Center for Advanced Study

    Center for Advanced Study initiative looks at 'infodemic,' how to combat misinformation

    The Center for Advanced Study will bring together experts to discuss misinformation, disinformation, 'fake news' and conspiracy theories in a yearlong initiative, 'Conspiracy, Misinformation and the Infodemic.'

  • Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of photographer Hal Fischer

    A retrospective of the work of photographer Hal Fischer, an Illinois alumnus, showcases the scope of his career and examines his development as an artist.

  • Three-time Grammy Award winner Ben Harper plays a mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock. Photo by Jacob Boll

    Krannert Center returns to in-person performances with ELLNORA Guitar Fest

    ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, Sept. 17-18, will take place on a smaller scale than previous years of the biennial event, but it will still feature leading guitar artists and a diverse range of musical styles.

  • Chancellor Jones gives a ''thumbs up' to students showing their Illini spirit

    Together Again: Chancellor Jones' video welcome to students

    Whether you are joining us for the first time, returning after a year away or continuing your Illinois experience remotely, welcome to a new year at Illinois.

  • a classroom 'in the round' features large screens and other new technologies. Photo by Fred Zwicky

    New Campus Instructional Facility opens for Fall '21 classes

    'The active learning classrooms at the Campus Instructional Facility are part of the campus mission to offer students the highest quality learning experiences possible,' said Ava Wolf of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning.

  • Director Azazel Jacobs. Photo provided

    Ebertfest announces first films and guests, COVID-19 protocols

    Directors Azazel Jacobs and Ramin Bahrani will appear at the festival’s screening of their critically acclaimed movies 'French Exit' and 'The White Tiger.' Director Bobby Farrelly will appear with the cult comedy 'There’s Something About Mary.'

  • Portrait of Venetia Patton over larger image of the Hallene Gateway at Illinois. Portrait provided without credit.

    Patton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean

    Venetria Patton, currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue, will become the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  at Illinois effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.