The Illini Union is the perfect venue to plan an event and bring people together. Our Event Services team will assist you in creating lasting memories and successful events that loved ones and colleagues will be talking about for years to come.



Friday, September 1, 2017: As the MCORE project continues, the Illini Union’s north circle drive and entrance is now open for public use. Vehicles should approach the Illini Union from Springfield Ave., travel to Wright Street, go South on Wright Street, and then go East onto Green Street to the Illini Union drive entrance. (see Illini Union map

Complete details of this project

We sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding while this project takes place and we hope you look forward to the completed outcome as much as we do.

What is MCORE:
As the local and campus communities in Champaign-Urbana continue to witness unprecedented growth, ease of transportation is more important than ever. A new project, MCORE, is comprised of five projects that will improve mobility throughout the community, including Campustown. The $44 million MCORE Project will transform Green, White, and Wright Streets and Armory Avenue over the next four years by better balancing all modes of transportation with complete streets, upgrading infrastructure, and improving connections between the University of Illinois and the cities of Champaign and Urbana. This federally funded project will not only improve mobility, but will also enhance Green St. and the Illini Union aesthetically.

*Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visual of the redesign, continuous updates, and detailed information


Illini Union Front Exterior

host in the heart of the campus


The Illini Union has a variety of rooms to hold conferences where students and academics can come together and learn about new developments in their field while forming new relationships with colleagues. 


Over the years, distinguished alumni and guests have come to address our campus community. Actors, artists, innovators, politicians and more have inspired crowds here at the Illini Union.


The Illini Union has the space to accommodate both large and small meetings. Students, staff, faculty and guests are all welcome to reserve a room.


Whether returning to that special place where you first met, or simply finding a centralized location to bring two families together, the Illini Union has become popular space for couples to celebrate their vows over the years. The beauty and history of the building serves as an elegant setting for your special day.

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