The Illinois Club is one of the oldest university social clubs serving
the University and Champaign-Urbana community. The purpose of our Club
is to promote friendship and education, this purpose is achieved through interest groups,
campus tours, University of Illinois scholarship awards, and special events.
A Note from the President...
Welcome to the homepage of the Illinois Club.
I am pleased to be serving as president this year.
The Illinois Club has been actively bringing people together in friendship
and mutual interests for 157 years. We are diverse and vibrant
with members participating in a variety of social, recreational,
educational activities and scholarship support. We started as a women's club
and evolved to include spouses, friends, and community members.
In addition to our more social activities, we award University of Illinois
students with scholarships every year through our endowments
housed with the University of Illinois Foundation. I invite you
whether you are a current member, prospective member or
someone who just stumbled upon our page to check out the many events,
interest groups and other activities listed on this website.
If you like what you see, I invite you to contact us and
attend one of our events or interest group meetings
to meet our members and learn more about our activities.
I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine, family, outdoor activities,
travel and all that summer has to offer.
Although not all our Interest Groups are currently active,
it does not mean that your board members have not been busy.
Plans are in the works for events for the year, tours and new interest groups.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Fall Gathering
on September 14th at Papa Del's.
Consider bringing a guest and plan to hear about our exciting plans for the coming year.
Our new membership year begins July 1st. I encourage you to
renew your membership today so you don't miss out on any
of the fun and to to assure that your name is included in the directory.
Renewing your membership is easy. Here are your options:
- Renew via
if there are no changes to your directory information
- Renew via mail by downloading the
Print, complete, and add a check, then mail to:
Membership, The Illinois Club, P.O. Box 2782, Champaign, IL 61825
We are still in search of a Vice-President to help me out this year and take over the reigns next year. Without members to take on the important work of the board, we have a hard time continuing to offer the events and activities of our club. Please consider taking on this important role.
More About The Illinois Club
Fall Tour: The Net-Zero Energy Electrical and Computer Engineering Building
306 N Wright Street, Urbana
Tuesday, November 28, 2023; 5:15pm
- The tour is free
- To continue the conversation and socialize, an optional
light dinner provided by the Daily Byte Café is available for $10.
- Please make your reservation by sending email to
- Deadline to register is November 17, 2023; registration is limited to 25 people
Join us for a tour of the Solar Powered UIUC Electrical and Computer Engineering Building (ECEB),
led by UI Professor Emeritus Philip Krein. This LEED Platinum Certified (2019)
and Zero Energy Certified (2023) building is a living laboratory which allows
students and faculty members to use, research, and teach about these sustainable features and more.
Meet the Newcomers!
Riggs Beer Company
1901 S. High Cross Road, Urbana
Thursday November 30, 2023; 5:30 - 7:00 PM
RSVP requested for Newcomers only.
Calling all club members! Come on out to Riggs to meet and welcome
new Illinois Club members. Newcomers, the first one's on us,
so be sure to check in to collect your one free drink ticket
on your first visit
, which can include nonalcoholic beverages.
Bringing in outside food is allowed,
but a food truck will also be available.
for more information.
TIC Holiday Party - Save the Date
Thursday, December 14, 2023
More Events, To Be Announced...