Foellinger Auditorium, completed in 1907, resembles Thomas Jefferson's rotunda on the University of Virginia campus. It’s home to the largest lectures at UIUC, but it’s not just for academics. Foellinger is also home to major campus lectures and performances. Past guests include Ralph Nader, Bill Gates, Dave Brubeck, Andrew Bird, the Mythbusters, and former President Barack Obama.
Foellinger Auditorium has quite a few secrets to discover. For example, did you know that our Quad Cam is positioned on top of the building? What’s more, if you walk onto the lower patio of Foellinger, position yourself on the round medallion, face the building, and whisper, it should echo back to you.
Where to next?
Get back on the east-edge sidewalk and continue to head south, behind Foellinger Auditorium. The building just to the east, past the Foreign Language Building, is Smith Memorial Hall.