The college experience extends beyond the walls of the classroom. At UIUC, it's up to you how you choose to broaden your perspective and passions.

Experience Campustown.

Iconic in appearance and constantly buzzing with energy, Campustown is dedicated to student life. It's where you study, eat, play, and live.

Student Feature: Kennedy

When Kennedy saw a need on campus for help in navigating the journey to medical school, she created Mentors in Medicine. This student organization connects first-year pre-med students to mentoring, volunteering, and research opportunities at UIUC.

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1,000 registered student organizations

Grow through experience.

There's a community for everyone at UIUC, and it's easy to get involved. With so many student groups to choose from, it's just a matter of finding the right place for you. Our annual Quad Day is a great first chance to explore your options.

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Illini 4000

Illini 4000 is a student-run, non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for cancer research by biking across the United States.

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Paint your body orange and blue.

Students are filled with school spirit as they root the Fighting Illini on to victory. Illini Pride, our student cheering section, is the largest group on campus and knows just how to set the atmosphere for big games. I-L-L and I-N-I!

Student Feature: Sydney & Chase

Twin football players Sydney and Chase talk training and competing at a national level and how football at UIUC has changed their lives, teaching them the power of leadership, determination, and fighting through adversity.

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21 Big Ten, Division I sports teams

Find what entertains you.

Krannert is a nationally renowned performing arts venue, and State Farm Center brings in huge names. Our local scene is also exciting, with festivals galore related to music, art, and films.

Work it out with Campus Rec.

We offer approximately 500,000 square feet of indoor and 75 acres of outdoor rec space for you to engage in recreation and wellness opportunities. Work out solo, play intramurals, take healthy cooking classes—whatever gets you motivated!