Whether you came to visit or stay, the Illini Union provides the essentials: great food, banking accommodations, convenient shopping, entertainment, and more.

convenience all around

Take a look at what you will have within reach when you come and visit or stay at the Illini Union. Also, be sure to check out the Illini Union virtual tours.


Never be without cash. The U of I Community Credit Union has a branch located in the east hall on the main floor to meet all your banking needs. ATMs are also located in the southeast corner of the main level. These include:

  • Busey
  • Bank of America
  • PNC


The Computer Lab and Study Space (CLASS) in the lower level of the Union is equipped with Apple computers. And in the fall of 2013, the lab underwent a complete transformation as more computers, seating areas, and two conference rooms were installed. Meet for a group project or stay to study!


Space is available to faculty, staff, students, and guests looking to formalize a meeting or conference. The Illini Union staff is happy to assist and help you reserve a meeting area. Easily accessible and convenient, the Illini Union has plenty of space to serve the campus community. 

convenience shopping

The Quad Shop in the Illini Union acts as its very own convenience store. Quad Shop offers all types of beverages, from fresh coffee in the morning, to bottled and fountain drinks to energy drinks and juice options. Quad Shop doesn't just offer food, however. School and office supplies as well as commonly sold household necessities are found here. And don't forget to pick up some Illini gear on the way out.


The Illini Union Food Court has all the good eats and tasty treats to deliciously indulge in. You can have a lovely lunch in the Colonial Room or grab something to sink your teeth into from any of the other quick stops located throughout the building. We have nine great options to tempt your taste buds!


The Illini Union Hotel is the place to stay when you visit campus. As the only place where you will receive the entire Fighting Illini experience, it’s steeped in historic University tradition. When you stay with us, you become a member of the U of I family. All of the campus attractions are within reach, and you will enjoy accommodations of free Wi-Fi, and cable TV.


Are you preparing a presentation at the Illini Union? Or maybe putting together a performance? The Multimedia Department can help you with all your electronic needs. If you aren't a tech genius (how many of us are?) you can count on the staff to “plug you in.”

recreational fun

The Illini Union Rec Room is located on the lower level and is the place to let loose and have some fun with friends. The Rec Room offers billiards, bowling and a whole lot of gaming options like arcade games, X-Box and Wii and during the warm months, outdoor. Candy, snacks and popcorn are also served in the Rec Room in case you work up an appetite! Seeking some serious competition? Join one of the leagues - there are many to choose from.


Illini Cash offers convenience for students, faculty and staff to use your i-card for purchases. No need to carry cash, as Illini Cash is accepted at numerous locations on campus. Adding Illini Cash to your i-card is a quick and convenient way to purchase food, books, computer equipment, printing and other select services across campus. See the university housing website for more details.

The illini union accepts Illini Cash:

  • Colonial Room
  • Illini Union Bookstore
  • Illini Union Dining (Einstein Bros. Bagels, Wendy's, Auntie Anne's, Qdoba)
  • Illini Union Hotel
  • Quad Shop
  • Rec Room
  • Starbucks (Courtyard Cafe)
  • Starbucks (Illini Union Bookstore)
  • Tech Zone

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