The Illini Union celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016. Since opening to the public on February 8, 1941, the Illini Union has been a resource to the entire campus community.

To this day, the Illini Union staff makes it a priority to offer a home rich in the university’s historical traditions. Attention to the preservation of the building has been a significant responsibility over the years, and the staff of the Illini Union works to provide guidance, support, and encouragement to all who utilize it. The Illini Union continues to thrive as a reflection of the vibrant student body.

With that commitment to being good stewards of one of the most historic buildings on the flagship Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois and to serving student needs, we are exploring the feasibility of an Illini Union renovation and expansion project.  Dewberry Architects and Workshop Architects were contracted to conduct a formal feasibility study which included feedback from students, faculty, staff and alumni.  They developed a concept that was presented at the Illini Union 75th Anniversary Celebration in February 2017.

Look through these pages for details on the renovation and expansion feasibility study.