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.

Grow through experience.

There's a community for everyone at UIUC, and it's easy to get involved. With 1,000+ 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.

Get Involved

Kennedy in front of a mural in the newly renovated Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Feature: Kennedy

When Kennedy saw a need for help in navigating the journey to medical school, she created a student group, Mentors in Medicine, that connects first-year pre-med students to opportunities at UIUC.

Watch Video of Kennedy segment in UIUC's episode of The College Tour

Illini 4000 team members posing together in their bike jerseys leaning on a bright red wall

Feature: Illini 4000

Illini 4000 is a student-run, non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for cancer research by biking all the way across the United States, from New York City to San Francisco, each summer.

Read More about Illini 4000

Paint your body orange and blue.

Students are filled with school spirit as they root our 21 Big Ten, Division I sports teams 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, plus everything Fighting Illini football has taught them.

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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!