Also known as the Bardeen Quad or the North Quad, the Engineering Quad is home to one of the university's most prestigious colleges.
Grainger Library is the largest and most technologically advanced engineering library in the world (and therefore also one of the nicest places on campus to study!).
Designed to be an interactive computing habitat, the Siebel Center serves as a laboratory for exploring and evaluating 21st-century computing environments.
One of the first interdisciplinary research facilities in the world when it opened in 1989, the Beckman Institute is the largest research facility on campus.
A popular student hangout, the Illini Union welcomes students, families, alumni, and faculty to the heart of campus.
Symbolizing the Illinois motto "Learning and Labor," the Alma Mater statue stands on the northwest side of the Quad to welcome students with open arms.
As the main road running through Campustown, Green Street is a diverse hot spot featuring a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, apartments, and more.
The Quad stands in the center of campus as one of the most quintessential fixtures of the university. It's a great place to soak up some sun and hang out with friends between classes!
Altgeld Hall is home to the Math and Actuarial Science Department, the Mathematics Library, a bell tower, and even a post office. You'll hear its chimes mark the time across campus each day.
Don't let its name fool you: The Illini Union Bookstore is filled with more than textbooks. It's even an Amazon pick-up location!
Redone in 2012 to become one of the nation's greenest and most wired academic buildings, Lincoln Hall is a memorial to Abraham Lincoln.
One of the largest auditoriums on campus, Foellinger Auditorium hosts lectures, concerts, and special events. The pineapple that sits at the top of the building is a universal symbol of welcome.
Originally part of the sandstone portal of New Main University Hall in 1871, the Hallene Gateway is now on display on the northeast side of campus.
The Career Center provides numerous services to give you an edge when pursuing your dream job and preparing for your professional career.
The University Library is one of the largest university libraries in the country, with 25 departmental libraries and 13 million volumes.
The Undergraduate Library gives you all the resources you need to study: a writing help center, technology checkout, and a coffee shop!
As the oldest experimental field in the Western Hemisphere, the Morrow Plots are the most valuable cornfields in the world.
Centrally located between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, Champaign-Urbana provides a small-city setting with all the benefits of urban life.
The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation's premier university-based performing arts complexes, is home to 350+ performances and 180+ productions each year.
The Spurlock Museum showcases approximately 45,000 culture-related artifacts spanning 1,000,000 years and 6 continents.
Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE), located on the east side of campus, will fulfill all of your fitness needs. Check out the indoor pool that includes a hot tub, volleyball net, and slide!
The English Building houses the departments of English and Creative Writing, as well as the Center for Writing Studies. Just outside stands the Eternal Flame, which promises lasting love for anyone who kisses beneath it.
The Alice Campbell Alumni Center is home to a network of 470,000+ living alumni and provides them with valuable benefits, services, and resources.
Is your stomach grumbling? Our food truck, 7 dining halls, 11 specialty restaurants, and 6 á la carte locations have plenty of delicious options no matter your dietary restrictions.
Approximately 75% of the freshman class lives in University Housing, forming tight-knit communities to help transition to campus life. Many options are available, including 11 Living-Learning Communities.
Nearly 25% of Illinois undergrads are part of a fraternity or sorority. We have 90 chapters to choose from!
The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) is one of the nation's largest on-campus recreation centers. The fitness possibilities are endless when you have 340,000 square feet to work with!
Approximately 10 to 15 intramural sports are available each semester, and the fields on the southwest side of campus are open for their use.
Home to the Fighting Illini football team since 1923, Memorial Stadium is the place to show your school spirit and cheer on one of our 19 NCAA Division I teams.
Illini fans bleed orange and blue! The State Farm Center is home to the Fighting Illini basketball team and the student cheering section, Orange Krush.
Welcome to our business students' home away from home, the Business Instructional Facility (BIF). It was one of the first green buildings built on campus!
Temple Hoyne Buell Hall was designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching among the schools of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning.
Made possible through the philanthropy of Herman and Ellnora Krannert, the Krannert Art Museum is connected to the School of Art and Design and acts as a refuge for its students.
On the South Quad, the McFarland Memorial Bell Tower rings in unison with (and sometimes echoes) the chimes of Altgeld Hall.
Research Park, located on the south end of campus, is home to 120+ companies and employs 800+ student interns at any given time.
Surrounded by a Japanese tea garden, a Zen-style rock garden, and the university's arboretum, the Japan House instructs and shares Japanese culture with the community.
One of the best places to study on the South Quad, the ACES Library was built to integrate traditional information sources with new learning and information technologies.
The Arboretum's Idea Garden was conceived as an educational tool to promote environmentally responsible gardening practices. This planted space offers something new and exciting every year!
The university's South Farms encompass 1,000+ acres of land used for research by the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES).
With many overnight routes, arrivals every 10 minutes, and bus stops throughout campus and across town, our Mass Transit District (MTD) provides unlimited transportation access to all students.
With a bronze-level certification as a bike-friendly university and bike racks at every university and residential building, you can easily get out of bed late and get to class on time.
Just outside Campustown, students can explore the thriving downtowns of Champaign and Urbana. With access to local shops, music venues, an art theater, and various eateries, you'll never be bored!
One of the largest and most diverse farmers' markets in Illinois, Urbana's Market at the Square is held every Saturday morning, May through November, right next door to campus.