A Collection of all of the Spring 2021 Programming, both virtual and in-person (starting Feb 8), happening NOW #AtTheUnion. Check back often for new events and updates!

Spring Programming


Coming Up: 

Earth Day Extravaganza: Crafts + Snacks & Recycling Center Launch

Thursday, April 22 7-8:30PM
Courtyard Cafe + North Lounge

Join Illini Union Board and the Student Sustainability Committee on Earth Day as they raise awareness of the Illinois Climate Action Plan through effective recycling!

  • Pick up a plant + pretzel from the IUBoard Arts Committee in the North Lounge then visit the Student Sustainability Committee in the Courtyard Cafe to learn more about the iCap initiative on campus and help kick off the new Recycling Centers for the Illini Union. 
  • Win green! Door prizes for first 200 attendees + grand prize if you accurately estimate the number of water bottles in a 55 gallon container.

Thank you to our sponsor: Illini Union Bookstore 

Earth Day Crafts and Snacks event at the Illini Union

Illini Union Board

Last Chance Week April 26-30

Monday, April 26 | Music on the Plaza: JEJ Vinson from the Voice
7-9PM | Anniversary Plaza (North side of Quad) 
Enjoy free snacks and hits performed by JEJ Vinson from The Voice.

Tuesday, April 27 | Trivia Tuesday 
7PM | In-person Courtyard Cafe + Zoom 
Win prizes with the board in person in the Courtyard Cafe or online at go.illinois.edu/IUBoardTriviaNight.

Thursday, April 29 | Geena Rocero Q&A 
7-8PM Zoom: go.illinois.edu/TalkwGeena In-person Viewing: Courtyard Cafe

 This will be an interactive Q&A event over Zoom with supermodel and transgender advocate Geena Rocero, born and raised in the Philippines, is an Award Winning Producer, Writer, TEDtalk speaker and Founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories of the transgender community worldwideUnable to attend? Find an update of the recorded Zoom at a later time at go.illinois.edu/TalkwGeena.

Friday, April 30 | Illinites: Illini Spirit

Monday, May 3 | Craft + Snack Pantry Raid + Musical Monday
7PM | Anniversary Plaza
Help us sift through our Craft + Snack closet! It's time for a refresh. Enjoy a Noontime Performers Showcase singing and playing their top hits from the past year. 

All Week: 
My Illini Memories Social Media Photo Contest 
April 26-30 Social Media: Twitter + Instagram
Illini, we want to reminisce with you! Share your favorite Illini Memories with us on social media!
Post your favorite Illini Memory photos on Twitter or Instagram and tag us (@IUBoardPresents on Twitter + @IlliniUnionBoard on IG) for your chance to win. 

Trivia Tuesday - Every Tuesday through May 4!
7PM | In-person Courtyard Cafe + Zoom 
Win prizes with the board in person in the Courtyard Cafe or online at go.illinois.edu/IUBoardTriviaNight.

Crafts + Snacks - Select Thursdays
7PM | In-person North Lounge 
These grab-and-go events on select Thursdays are presented by the Illini Union Board and will be hosted in the Illini Union North Lounge:

  • April 22 | Earth Day Celebration - Plants + Pretzels 


Spring 2021 Film Series

Each Friday until April 30 there will be a Throwback film, starting at 7pm. In-Person in the Courtyard Café. In-person with physical distancing rules: masks required and chairs distanced to adhere to safety standards.

Every Saturday there will be an animation film, starting at 7pm. In-Person in the Courtyard Café. In-person with physical distancing rules: masks required and chairs distanced to adhere to safety standards.


Art Gallery

Rec Room

Social Contests & Activities


Our friends at Student Affairs

  • Check out all of Campus Rec's virtual group fitness classes, cooking demos, workout plans, and more at their Virtual Programming page here!
  • The Counseling Center has virtual assistance available.
  • Check out this list of virtual programming and activities compiled by Student Affairs. 

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