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The downstate campus
brought to you in downtown Chicago


With more than 125,000 alumni and several hundred faculty and staff living and working in the Chicago area, the Illini Center brings a bit of (217) to (312). From degree programs to training workshops to corporate meetings, the Illini Center brings them all together right in the heart of downtown Chicago.


Conveniences and services at the Illini Center include:

  • Comfortable and affordable space for meetings and social functions
  • Distance learning between Urbana campus and Chicago
  • Home to several campus units
  • Alumni Career Center offers networking contacts, workshops and career advising
  • Admissions services for prospective students