Courtyard Café Closed

For the health and safety of our campus community, the Courtyard Café is closed until further notice. Be safe and stay healthy. 


Partner with the Illini Union Courtyard Café for your next occasion! Registered Organizations and campus departments are welcome to utilize the Courtyard Café for events that are open to the campus community. The stage provides an ideal space for music, comedy, viewings, lectures, and much more.


Courtyard Café is an entertaining, cultural, and social hub with something to offer everyone. Have a great idea for a event? We've got people to help with that. Fill out the online space request form to get started, and you will be contacted shortly by staff.

Noontime Performances

Weekdays at noon, student performers are featured in our Noontime Performer Series. If you are interested in performing, please send a performance video to the Courtyard Cafe program coordinator.

You must play an instrument (vocals encouraged, but optional) and have enough material to fill one full hour. Your musical style also must fit a coffeehouse atmosphere.

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