Illini Union

Illini Union Board

-September Art Gallery Exhibit Opening Sept 2 at 4:30pm
September Exhibit: Pandemic Abstractions Art by Jay Daugherty

-Labor Day Cookout + Movie on the Quad

Monday, September 6
6:00pm Cook out 8:30pm Jumanji: The Next Level

September 10 – Back to Business Illinites!
8pm | I-Rooms
Inflatable games, a crane machine, prizes, airbrush tattoos, karaoke, and free food.

Full schedule here

-Open Mic Night September 16th 7-8:30pm
Sign up here!


– Trivia Tuesdays: Every Tuesday through Dec 7!

PM | In-person Courtyard Cafe + Zoom
Win prizes with the board in person in the Courtyard Cafe or online at

-Crafts + Snacks – Select Thursdays
7PM | Courtyard Cafe These grab-and-go events on select Thursdays are presented by the Illini Union Board and will be hosted in the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe:

-Sep 9 | Crafts + Snacks: Frisbees + Fruit
-Sep 23 | Crafts + Snacks: Rocks + Rolls
-Oct 7 | Crafts + Snacks: Illini + Ice Cream
-Oct 21 | Crafts + Snacks: Glassware & Gummies

-Fall 2021 Film Series
Every Friday + Saturday night a new film will be showing, starting at 7pm. In-Person in the Pine Lounge. In-person with masks. Full schedule here.

-Art Gallery
August 2021: Serious Silliness: the adventures of agerAnter by Steve Sager & Howard Kanter Video Experience here.

September 2021: Pandemic Abstractions by Jay Daugherty Video + Photo Experience to come.

-Noontime Performers- Every Weekday at Noon 


-Musical Mondays – Every Monday at 7PM
-Courtyard Karaoke – Every Wednesday at 7PM
-Friday Funnies – Every Friday at 7PM

-Dads Weekend: Oct 29-31
-Moms Weekend: April 1-3
Scholarships + Awards: King Dad Applications are now open! Due by September 30


Fall 2021 Classic bowling league will start on Sunday, September 12.
Fall 2021 Lunchtime bowling league starts Friday, September 10 at Noon.

Register at the Illini Union Rec Room.

Bowl off Steam: Dec 10-17 | Finals week special: $4 Bowling + Billiards

Behind the Lanes virtual look.

Social Contests & Activities
-Illini Union & Campus Rec Instagram Story BINGO. Find in the Virtual Story  Highlight on our Instagram. @IlliniUnion
-Illinois This or That on Instagram Story
-You Can Only Choose 3… Illinois landmarks!
-Zoom Backgrounds #NoPlaceLikeIllinois
-Draw Yourself: Illini Edition
-National Pet Day

Our friends at Student Affairs
-Check out all of Campus Rec’s virtual group fitness classes, cooking demos, workout plans, and more at their Virtual Programming!
Check out this list of virtual programming and activities compiled by Student Affairs.

Campus Recreation


ARC Hours of Operation: M – F 7:30am – 8pm/Sa – Su 12pm – 8pm

Programs and Facilities Open Daily

The following are programs and services open to users on a daily basis. Links are provided where appropriate for registration purposes.

Strength Equipment – our weight room is open and we have relocated some equipment to the gym to allow for more usage

Cardio Equipment – a variety of our cardio machines are available on our concourse, entrance and top level.

Indoor Track – the indoor track is available for jogging or running

Indoor Pool – The indoor pool is available for lap swim through reservation. The process is here: – swimming – etiquette/

Intramurals – Intramurals is offering a variety of single player tournaments, contests, and leagues throughout the Fall semester, starting this week and going through November in a variety of both in – person and virtual formats. Our intramural calendar with registration information is here:

Student Wellness – Our Student Wellness unit is offering a variety of programs related to health, wellness and balance. Programs include Nutrition Coaching, virtual instructional kitchen classes, Get Fresh (where you can have fresh produce provided to you along with recipes and educational resources. More information here: – wellness/nutrition – food/

Club Sport Practices – Campus Recreation will be working with the Club Sport organizations on campus to provide space after hours for drills, and team practice activities allowable under state guidelines.

MP Room Reservations (preapproved activities only) – Multi – purpose rooms at the ARC will be available for reservation by groups to host activities allowable under state guidelines. The reservation process is here: – rentals/

Climbing Wall (Bouldering only) – The Climbing Wall will be open for solo bouldering activities. Bouldering is non – secured climbing at 3 – 6 meters high with a crash pad.

Outdoor Equipment rentals – Camping equipment is available for rental from the Outdoor and Adventure Recreation center located on the concourse level of the ARC. Reservations for equipment can be made here: – adventure – rec/outdoor – equipment – rental/

Personal Training sessions – Personal training is available to provide routines which promote a healthy lifestyle. These are one on one sessions where you walk away with a program specifically designed for you. Sign up information is here: – your – spot/

Tennis Courts – The Outdoor Tennis courts are available for drop in use at the Illini Grove and Outdoor playfields (Stadium Drive)

Campus Bike Center – The Campus Bike Center will be open to provide bike registration and sales, distribute educational information and resources regarding bicycling safety, and assistance with repairs. More information on hours and services is available here: – bike – center/

Virtual Programs

Campus Recreation is offering a number of programs virtually for the convenience and safety of our users. These include:

Weekly Workout Plans are provided as ways to keep you healthy and engaged. The list is located here: – workout – plans/

Nutrition Coaching serves to provide our users with ways to achieve their goals through eating healthy and balanced WITHOUT being on a diet. Link here: – coaching – 19f – 2 – 3 – 2 – 2/

Virtual Group Fitness Classes link with dates here: – group – fitness – classes/

Virtual Cooking Classes link with dates here: – cooking – classes/

Virtual intramural competitions link with dates here:

Coming Soon

In the next 2 weeks, we will be adding the following informal activities with a reservation system to maintain safety for all of our users:

– Badminton

– Basketball shooting

– Racquetball/Squash practice

– Table Tennis