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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 Message from the President


Keith Jarosinski (Vice-President)
& Helen Valentine (President)

A Message From The President:

Hello, and welcome to The Illinois Club Website. This website is intended to be a source of information for both current and potential new club members. Please take a few moments to browse the links to the left to learn more about all that our club has to offer. The Interest Groups link will show you all the currently available interest groups and how to join them. Click on the Calendar link for quick access to Group Events and Interest Group meeting dates and times. Or, check out the Announcements link for info on upcoming tours and events.

For non-members, you are welcome to attend an interest group event twice before committing to joining The Illinois Club membership. Contact the interest group email for specific event details. I hope you enjoy, and consider joining. We are always eager to welcome new members.

Sincerely,
Helen Valentine

More About The Illinois Club


Next Event(s):

Tour of the University Library Oak Street facility and the John Velde Library Conservation Laboratory

809 S. Oak Street, Champaign (map)
Friday, November 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, followed by an optional, pay on your own, lunch at Baxter's American Grill.
Registration deadline: Tuesday, November 19. Please indicate if you might be interested in lunch.

Join us for a FREE, behind-the-scenes guided tour of the University Library high-density storage unit, which primarily houses items with low circulation history.

Please see Tours for details.

2019 Holiday Party

(event info)
Wednesday December 11, 2019;
Social Hour 5:00pm - 6:00pm, followed by Dinner at 6:00pm


We started the year with a grand party
at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
The party continues at the
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Lobby
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana (map)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
5 PM Cocktail Hour - Cash Bar
6 PM Dinner Buffet
  • Celebrate holiday fellowship with friends
  • Enjoy a Prime Rib and Chicken Buffet (Pre-paid)
  • Listen to Holiday and Swing Piano Music by Rick Murphy
  • Join in a Sing-a-long or Swing-a-long or just sit back, listen and watch.
Reservation Deadline: Saturday, November 30
Tickets: Members $25, Guests $30 each
Parking is available in the underground parking garage.

Mail the RESERVATION FORM with check payable to The Illinois Club or
Reserve with PayPal ONLINE
PayPal adds $1 to each ticket.
Contact: reservations@theillinoisclub.org.