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UNIVERSITY GUIDE

YOUR GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN


L E A D. D I S C O V E R . E N G AG E . YO U R WAY.

Just as there’s no one like you, there’s no one University of Illinois experience.

Experience Your Journey THE POWER OF I Student Affairs is where you live. Where you work out and hang out. Where you go to get well. Student Affairs has the people you turn to when you need help, or are ready to plan your future.

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CONTENTS WELCOME1 M E E T T H E I L L I N O I S F A M I LY 

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BUILDING MOMENTUM

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Welcome to Illinois

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ince our founding in 1867, the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching and public engagement. Throughout this guide, you’ll find we are a university that has made our mark on this world by imagining what might be possible, and then figuring out how to make it reality. We’re building new bridges across disciplines with our recently elevated Humanities Research Institute. Our academic colleges are continuing to pave the way for academic excellence and innovation. And we are actively adding and rejuvenating new physical spaces.

But above all, we are building and expanding our capacity to teach, learn, research and engage. Illinois innovation is something that’s found not only within the walls of our campus, but within the minds and hearts of our Illinois students, alumni, faculty, staff and fans around the world. I hope this University Guide will give you just a glimpse of all of the amazing things that happen here. Because for us, the most exciting part is building what’s to come. Welcome to our campus. We are so glad you’re here.

Robert J. Jones, Chancellor

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Business on Purpose Gies is a place where ideas can cross-pollinate across disciplines, across departments, and across borders. Our students learn from faculty with decades of experience in their field, collaborate with fellow students in stateof-the-art facilities, and immerse themselves in leadingedge curriculum. We intentionally deliver the most comprehensive, profession-ready experiences so you’re prepared to succeed from day one. That’s more than business. That’s business on purpose.

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Play and work at Campus Recreation.

INNOVATION

A PL ACE F OR E V ERYONE • Explore and integrate the eight dimensions of Wellness into your life • Play on 23 basketball courts, 15 tennis courts, four turf fields, three sand volleyball courts, and four softball fields

COLLABORATION

• Swim in the three pools, go down the waterslide, and relax in the sauna or hot tub • Take a class in the Instructional Kitchen • Pick from over 50 Group Fitness classes offered each week • Utilize Personal Trainers to start or continue your fitness journey • Cool off Ice Skating or learn to skate • Fix or build a bike at the Campus Bike Center

LEADERSHIP

• Rent outdoor equipment at the Adventure Center to go camping, biking, canoeing, and kayaking • Scale the 35’ Climbing wall • Try the 260 pieces of cardio equipment or run on the indoor tracks • Visit Member Services for basketballs, volleyballs, and other sports equipment • Reserve a room for your RSO or group

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

• Get a team together and try a new Intramural sport • Join one of the 42 Club Sports for more competition • Work with more than 600 Student Employees that make Campus Recreation an amazing place

INCLUSION

How will you invest your time at Illinois?

Campus Recreation makes every effort to be accessible to all abilities. If you need accommodations for our facilities or programs, please contact us at campusrec@illinois.edu.

Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) • Campus Bike Center Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) • Illini Grove Complex Fields • Ice Arena • Outdoor Center Playfields (ODC)

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M eet the I llinois F amily


When you join the Illinois family, you’re joining more than 475,000 of the world’s brightest minds.

Illinois students, scholars and alumni have a history of changing the world. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, 23 Nobel laureates and countless world-changing innovations.

The Illinois family is everywhere. The university has one of the largest alumni organizations in the world. With more than 80 Illinois alumni clubs and groups across the globe, you never have to go too far to find a fellow Illini.

Illinois provides transformative learning experiences. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to one of the most comprehensive global learning environments in the world. Students leave with a worldview and knowledge that will prepare them to be competitive in the global marketplace—no matter where they come from or where they make their mark.

No surprise here, the Illinois community is a great place to be. Champaign-Urbana has been named among the top 10 college towns in the country and ranked a top city for recent graduates.

Illinois graduates are in demand. Ninety-three percent of 2019 graduates secured a job, graduate program or volunteer opportunity within six months of graduation. More than 9,000 employers recruit at the university every year.

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Building Momentum BY E. TODD WILSON

F IVE CU R R E N T CA PI TA L PR OJ ECTS AC H I EVE CA M PU S G OA LS , INCLUDING BALANCING NET ZERO CAMPUS GROWTH AND M AXI M I Z I N G E N E R G Y E F F I C I E N CY. But their key impact will be felt by the generations of students who learn, discover and collaborate within these spaces.

A conceptual rendering displays reconfigured space, restored murals and a recreated glass dome in the Altgeld Hall library foyer. (Image by CannonDesign)

A conceptual rendering of the exterior of the new Illini Hall. (Image by CannonDesign)

A LT G E L D / I L L I N I The Illini and Altgeld Halls Project calls for the construction of a new building on the site of Illini Hall by 2023 and the renovation of Altgeld Hall by 2025. It is a huge undertaking. The new building will be an advanced classroom and research facility focused on mathematics, statistics, data science and machine learning. The Altgeld Hall renovation will preserve historic features while increasing energy efficiency, improving accessibility and creating state-of-the-art classroom space for the thousands of students who take classes there each semester.

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In 2008, Jane Bergman, office manager for the Department of Mathematics, found out there was once a large stained glass dome over the library in Altgeld Hall. It had been removed in 1947. For the next 10 years, Bergman researched exactly what it looked like (there were no color pictures) and then created a replica of the old dome. Her work was recognized with the Heritage Award from the Champaign County Preservation and Conservation Association and is expected to be featured in Altgeld’s restored dome when the project is completed in 2025.

Image provided by Jane Bergman

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Architect’s model by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

SIEBEL CENTER FOR DESIGN The new Siebel Center for Design will set the bar globally for design thinking in education, says Thomas Siebel, the three-time Illinois alumnus who provided a $25 million lead gift to establish the center. The new 59,000-square-foot facility will be located between Huff Hall and the Art and Design Building. It will feature five team-based collaboration studios for up to 400 students, including one studio for large-scale construction and graded access for full-scale prototypes; a large workshop for 3D printing, metal fabrication, laser cutting, water-jet cutting and computer-controlled machining; two digital media studios for video and audio recording; immersive technologies for virtual reality applications; and public gathering spaces, meeting rooms and galleries to encourage informal interaction. Provost Andreas Cangellaris said the Siebel Center for Design will take the culture of interdisciplinary research represented by the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and develop a culture of interdisciplinary education that will transform the experience of every student on campus. Siebel said he hopes the center will be a place where students gather “to collaborate, to ideate, to create, to imagine the impossible, to advance the process of design thinking, to invent and reinvent the future and to make miracles happen.” CAMPUS INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITY The Campus Instructional Facility (CIF) project will add 122,000 square feet of instructional space at the southeast corner of Springfield Avenue and Wright Street, just west of Grainger Engineering Library. Scheduled for completion in 2021, CIF will bring together the sharpest minds across campus to teach and learn in state-of-the-art spaces. Classes throughout The Grainger College of Engineering and across the campus will be held here, with a special emphasis on active-learning spaces, distance-learning environments and cutting-edge innovation technology. The building will also serve as a testbed for entrepreneurship and student engagement while it frees up existing classroom space for new research labs. “The Campus Instructional Facility project will inspire and enable innovations in interactive and immersive learning that promotes collaboration and teamwork among our students, no matter where they happen to be in place and time,” Provost Andreas Cangellaris said.

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Innovative education is at the heart of what we do.

The Campus Instructional Facility will be a space for supporting that education through pedagogy experiments, classroom technologies and professional development for the next generation.

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-Grainger College of Engineering Dean Rashid Bashir

Campus Instructional Facility illustration by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Renderings by Booth Hansen architects

I S R R E N OVAT I O N The Illinois Street Residence (ISR) Hall project involves approximately 316,300 square feet in renovation and new construction that will increase dining capacity, improve building efficiency and sustainability, and showcase a vibrant residential experience to students, parents and guests who visit campus. The dining facility renovation and addition will increase dining space nearly 36,000 square feet, designed around nine micro-restaurants with a wide range of cuisine options. The dining building will also provide meeting, group study, recreational, lab and library space, and it will be one of the nation’s largest dining facilities on a university campus. Lower-level programmatic space features a promenade-style “main street� interior walkway with garage doors opening into engaging community spaces such as a tea bar, Innovations Living-Learning Community garage, multipurpose rooms, a fitness center, meditation room and a university Counseling Center satellite office. Townsend and Wardall residence halls will get their first major renovation since they opened in 1964. The comprehensive project will include renovation of student rooms and bathrooms, energy-efficient windows and upgrading infrastructure like climate control, plumbing and electrical power and lighting, communication and access control.

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SIDNEY LU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BUILDING The Sidney Lu Mechanical Science & Engineering building project includes additions and renovations that will transform the building from approximately 66,000 square feet of 1950s-era space to approximately 94,000 square feet of LEED-certified modern spaces, community spaces and active-learning classrooms. The reconfigured building will feature a state-ofthe-art complex of integrated, instructional and project laboratories. With nearly 7,000 square feet of makerspace, the new spaces will inspire creativity and foster teamwork, giving students greater opportunities to work, interact and learn in an environment optimized for innovation. The total project cost is estimated at $41 million, and more than half of that amount was donated by alumnus Sidney Lu, chairman and CEO of Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited.

I’m grateful to Illinois, I learned hard work here, and I learned how to learn. -Sidney Lu

Rendering by architectural firm HED

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Through the Lens A lot has happened at Illinois during the past year, and our campus photographers have been telling that story through images. Presented here is a collection of some of their favorite photos and a view of Illinois from their perspectives. All photos were taken by L. Brian Stauffer and Fred Zwicky.

ILLINOIS MOMENTS

T H E I LLI NO IS J OU RN EY IS M AD E U P O F T HO U S A ND S O F MO ME NTS

A tug-of-war match pits classmates in a friendly battle of strength. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

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The Illini 4000 team continues its cross-country ride from New York City to San Francisco, raising funds for cancer. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

On the last day of classes, these three seniors take a selfie as they get ready for graduation. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

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The Class of 2023 gathers in a Block-I formation at Memorial Stadium. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

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SCENIC CAMPUS

AS THE SEASON S C H A N G E , S O D O E S T HE U NIVE R S I TY O F I L LINO IS

The sculptural exhibit “Hive” glows in the evening sky at the Kinkead Pavilion at Krannert Art Museum. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

A young deer springs through wild grasses and flowers at Trelease Prairie, located about three miles off campus. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

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Wassaja Hall at dusk features the public art installation “The Long Way Home.” UI PHOTO/L. BRIAN STAUFFER


A crystal ball captures a winter scene as snow blankets Alma Mater and Altgeld Hall. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

Drones fly in a patriotic formation near Research Park as the Department of Aerospace Engineering celebrates its 75th anniversary. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

Crossing campus is made more efficient with the bus system, which connects the university to the greater Champaign-Urbana community. UI PHOTO/L. BRIAN STAUFFER

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STUDENTS IN ACTION

IL L INO I S STU D EN TS M A KE AN I MPACT I N T HE WO R L D

A graduate research student measures bacteria samples as she runs overnight lab tests to better understand the defense mechanisms in cells. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

Veterinary medicine students work as a team to perform a general wellness check. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

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The Marching Illini is featured at many prominent campus events, including the University of Illinois Homecoming parade. UI PHOTO/L. BRIAN STAUFFER


An art student shows off their skills as they paint a window display for Homecoming. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

Engineering students rev up their engines during Engineering Open House. UI PHOTO/FRED ZWICKY

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• Imported Swine Research Laboratory • LIttlefuse Research Center • Natural Resources Studies Annex • Physiology Research Laboratory • Remote Library Storage Facility • Robert A. Evers Laboratory • Special Materials Storage Facility • State Regional Office Building • State Universities Retirement System • State Water Survey Research Building • U of I Employees Credit Union • Waste Management Research Center • Wildlife Research Laboratory • Z Building • Z-2 Building

SOUTH CAMPUS LOCATIONS NOT PICTURED: • Administrative Information Technology (AITS) Building • Art Studios • Ashton Woods Family and Graduate Housing • Bee Research Facility • Biological Control Laboratory • Children’s Research Center • EnterpriseWorks • Fire Service Institute Building • I Building • iCyt • Illinois Sustainable Technology Center • Illinois Technology Center

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ALPHABETICAL LEGEND 219 Abbott Power Plant (H2) 18 ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center (D4) Activities and Recreation Center/ARC (F2) 209 19 Admissions and Records (D6) 35 Advanced Computation Bldg. (E7) 266 Aerodynamics Research Lab. (E7) Aeronautical Lab. A (F6) 93 68 708 South Mathews Avenue (E6) 64 Afro-American Studies and Research Program (D5) 59 Agricultural Bioprocess Lab. (D4) 160 Agriculture Engineering Sciences Bldg. (D4) 238 Agriculture Services Bldg. (C1) 239 Agriculture Services Warehouse (B1) 241 Agronomy/Plant Pathology Farm (B1) 242a Agronomy Seed House (B1) 247 Agronomy Soybean Research Farm (A1) 262 Alice Campbell Alumni Ctr. (D6) Alma Mater (F5) 267 132 Altgeld Hall (F5) Animal Sciences Lab. (D4) 62 192 Arcade Bldg. (F5) 61 Architecture Annex (D4) 152 Architecture Bldg. (E4) 169 Armory (F4) 167 Art and Design Bldg. (E3) Asian American Cultural Ctr. (E5) 256 Astronomy Bldg. (E7) 25 230 Atkins Bldg. (E1) Atkins Tennis Ctr. (C2) 269 87 Atmospheric Sciences Annex 2 (E6) 29 Atmospheric Sciences Bldg. (E7) Aviation Ground School (E6) 88 111 Beckman Inst. for Advanced Science and Technology (G7) 205 Beckwith Hall (H4) Bevier Hall (D5) 63 Bielfeldt Athletic Administration 176 Bldg (D1) 108 Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Facility (A1) Burnsides Research Lab. (C4) 58 85 Burrill Hall (E6) Campbell Hall for Public 107 Telecommunication (WILL A M-FM-TV (F7) 5 Campus Recreation Ctr. East/CRCE (D5) 211 Campus Recreation Outdoor Ctr. (H2) 258 Carl R. Woese Inst. for Genomic Biology (D5) Ctr. for Advanced Study (D6) 23 226 Central Receiving Warehouse (G1) Ceramics Bldg. (F6) 91 90 Ceramics Kiln House (F6) Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. (E5) 81 139 Chemistry Annex (E5) 9 Chez Family Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education (D6) 15 Child Development Lab. (D5) 70 Children and Family Research Ctr. (E5) 283 Clark Hall (F3) 186 Coble Hall (F5) 271 College of Business Instructional Facility (E4) 203 Colonel Wolfe School (H5) 113b Computer and Systems Research Lab (G7) 199 Computing Applications Bldg. (G6) 188 Credit Union Mini-branch (G5) 246 Dairy Experimental Round Barns (B2) 6 Dance Administration Bldg. (C5) 7 Dance Studio (C5) 140 Davenport Hall (E5) 151 David Kinley Hall (E4) 118 Digital Computer Lab. (F6) 259 Doris Kelley Christopher Hall (C6) 237 Duplicating/Quick Copy Bldg. (C1) 17 Early Child Development Lab. (D5) 257 Gregory Place I (D5) 235b Eichelberger Field (C3) Electrical and Computer 279 Engineering Bldg. (G7) 130 Engineering Hall (F6) 36b Engineering Sciences Bldg. (F7) 37 Engineering Senior Design Studio (E7) Engineering Student Project Lab. (E7) 265 138 English Bldg. (F5) 30 Environmental Health and Safety Bldg. (E7) 28 Environmental Research Annex (E7) 131 Everitt Lab. (F5)

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UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALLS Champaign Residence Halls BR Barton (F3) BF Bousfield Hall (G2) CL Clark Hall (F3) GR Garner (G3) HP Hopkins (G2) LN Lundgren (F3) NG Nugent Hall (G3) SC Scott (F2) SN Snyder (F2) TF Taft (F3) VD Van Doren (F2) WJ Wassaja Hall (G3) WS Weston (F3) Urbana North Residence Halls AL Allen (C5) BS Busey (D5) EV Evans (D5) LA Lincoln Avenue (C5) Illinois Street Residence Halls TW Townsend (D6) WR Wardall (E6) Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls BB Babcock (B4) BL Blaisdell (B4) CR Carr (B4) SD Saunders (B4) Florida Avenue Residence Halls OG Oglesby (B4) TR Trelease (B4) Graduate Halls DN Daniels (E6) SM Sherman (G4) Family Housing AW Ashton Woods Family and Graduate Housing (see C1) GG Goodwin/Green Apts. (E6) OD Orchard Downs Apts. (see A4) Privately Owned Residence Halls AH Armory House (G3) BH Bromley Hall (G4) HH Hendrick House (D7) NH Newman Hall (F4)


McKinley Health Center

McKinley Health Center’s mission is to provide convenient, high-quality healthcare and health education to students. Download the newly relaunched McKinley Wellness App to schedule an appointment and to connect you to wellness resources on campus. Available in the App Store and Google Play. Visit our website mckinley.illinois.edu


ASKING QUESTIONS, PUSHING BOUNDARIES, ADVOCATING CHANGE Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine at a campus reading in 2019. The Humanities Research Institute hosts many celebrated writers; past guests have included U.S. poet laureates Juan Felipe Herrera and Joy Harjo.

Humanities Research Institute connects humanists with innovative inquiry BY S H A R I TA FO R R E ST, E D U CAT I O N E D I TO R

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As the institute adapts its teaching, research and public programming to socially distanced formats, “We’re looking for opportunities to think creatively about how to convene conversations about COVID-19 throughout the academic year and to wrestle with what’s occurred as part of an ongoing national trauma over Black death, such as the murder of George Floyd,” Burton said. Since its inception in 1997 as a program within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the institute has promoted studies that explore a variety of

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interdisciplinary subjects, many related to contemporary social justice issues. Over the years, it evolved into a campus hub of humanities research and a community of scholars uniquely equipped to examine the human complexities of the world’s most pressing challenges. In June, upon approval by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, it was elevated to institute status and renamed the Humanities Research Institute, officially acknowledging its prominence and stature as a research center, said Burton, who has led the organization since 2015. The promotion added significant campus funding to the institute, enhancing its capacity to fund graduate student fellowships. Under her leadership, the institute has secured $12 million in competitive external grants, including funding from the


Managed by the Humanities Research Institute, the Odyssey Project provides free college courses in the humanities for adults in the local community.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that supports the institute’s groundbreaking Humanities Without Walls initiative. Led by Illinois, Humanities Without Walls is a consortium of scholars at 16 research universities that supports studies that are only possible with cross-institutional collaboration, such as research on the effects of climate variation and the changing racial compositions of communities in the U.S. Midwest. This year, the institute is launching a new intergenerational research group in the legal humanities, an emerging discipline that examines how the law, society, culture, politics and the economy are mutually constituted.

The new initiative is the third undergraduate curricula and research opportunity the institute has fostered with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Emerging Areas in the Humanities, along with those in the bio-humanities and the environmental humanities. “We have a lot to say about how we got here and a lot of thinking to do about how we can drive the future,” Burton said. “The Humanities Research Institute is open to all those who want that challenge.”

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Antoinette Burton, director of the Humanities Research Institute, is a leader in promoting collaborative research in the humanities.

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The University of Illinois is known as one of the nation’s premier public universities. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant societal impact. And our colleges and instructional units provide more than 150 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate and professional fields of study.

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The College of

LAW

law.illinois.edu

The College of Law is one of the oldest and best-regarded law schools in the country. Located on the campus of one of the nation’s top public research universities, this is a place where the spirit of innovation resides. Illinois is home to the founding chapter of the law honor society known as the Order of the Coif and the birthplace of such interdisciplinary movements as law and economics and law and psychology. Illinois has produced many of the nation’s great law textbook and treatise writers.

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#31 law school - U.S. News & World Report

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94% of students find full-time, long-term employment for which a J.D. was required or preferred (Class of 2019)

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94% pass the Illinois bar exam their first time (July 2019)

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The College of Law offers four degree programs, a minor in legal studies for undergraduates, approximately 150 course options and a number of real-life learning experiences to complement coursework. The college’s faculty are acclaimed teachers, community-minded innovators and respected legal experts. Law students may take advantage of unique Illinois opportunities such as the Global Law Fellows Program, which enables students to live and work abroad, and the Chicago Program, which allows third-year students to take a semester of courses in Chicago, network with alumni and expand their professional opportunities.


The Grainger College of

ENGINEERING grainger.illinois.edu

The Grainger College of Engineering is home to 13 topfive-ranked programs and is where students, faculty and alumni continue to set the standard for excellence. Grainger Engineering drives the economy, reimagines engineering education and brings revolutionary ideas to the world. Here, students have the opportunity to perform groundbreaking research, start new businesses, work with their peers across disciplines on complex modern challenges and develop the skills to make a real impact.

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#3 in the country for number of women engineers

Grainger Engineering offers a number of interesting specialization courses, a joint minor with the Gies College of Business, internships at Research Park, diversity-focused organizations and programs, and many more resources to make your academic experience as varied as your interests. Imagine a future in which new solutions from the best engineers bring nuclear security and cybersecurity, global access to clean water, cures and treatments for diseases, effective health care and a sustainable environment. Grainger Engineering does the impossible every day.

A world-class engineering education Grainger Engineering is consistently ranked among the top engineering programs in the world, with a reputation for excellence in education and research in every field. Grainger Engineering leads the nation in funding from the National Science Foundation and conducts research in many important areas, including advanced materials and manufacturing, big data/data analytics/computing, biomedical/ bioengineering and energy technologies. Grainger Engineering is also a leader in entrepreneurship, with more than 150 startups to date that have grown their innovations at top-ranked incubator Research Park. Engineering alumni have gone on to become astronauts (six in all), lead BP as CEO, own the Jacksonville Jaguars and build companies like YouTube, Yelp, Tesla Motors, Bloom Energy, PayPal and more.

- American Society for Engineering Education

96% of graduates have their first destination secured within six months

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LABOR & EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ler.illinois.edu

Nearly 100% of domestic interns and more than 90% of domestic graduates are placed each year

$81,665

$4,900

$81,665 average full-time salary

$4,900/month average internship salary

The School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) is known as one of the world’s premier programs for human resources and industrial relations. A recognized leader in education and research, LER is dedicated to creating the best leaders in the workforce who have the ability to create flexible and diverse workplaces that allow employees to thrive in today’s employment climate. The school’s degree programs provide students with the breadth of knowledge to become effective practitioners in corporate settings or in labor leadership, as well as the flexibility to build a depth of knowledge in critical aspects of employment.

LER offers two graduate degrees in Human Resources and Industrial Relations: a Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) for HR/ IR practicing professionals and a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) for professional researchers and teachers. The master’s degree is available in an online format for working professionals who already have some experience in the field and wish to advance their career. Investing in a graduate degree from LER allows for the opportunity to obtain a professional career in HR while experiencing the amazing community created by excellent faculty and staff and a strong and successful alumni network. Graduates gain a competitive edge for their career and go to work for organizations that include Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and startups.

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It’s an exciting time to be part of the College of Media. Increasingly, advertising, computer science + advertising, journalism and media and cinema studies are converging in areas such as digital storytelling, virtual and augmented reality and social media. Media at Illinois facilitates real-world application of these skills by connecting students with paid internships, industry immersions and hands-on media access. With awardwinning professors who are also engaged in cutting-edge scholarship, the college prepares students to make their own contributions to these fields.

Media at Illinois offers students personalized experiences while building their skills to make a global impact. Supported by the Student Services Center and a network of engaged alumni, students have the resources and opportunities to explore everything Media at Illinois has to offer. Students have access to on-campus media, including The Daily Illini, WPGU-FM, UI-7, Big Ten Network and WILL AM-FM-TV-Online (Illinois Public Media). The college is also home to the largest student chapter of the American Advertising Federation in the nation. Media at Illinois provides opportunities for students to attend, organize or participate in local, national and international film festivals, from our student-run film festival to Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (Ebertfest) to Sunny Side of the Doc Film Festival.

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Gies College of

BUSINESS GiesBusiness.illinois.edu

Gies College of Business intentionally designs its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions. Today, Gies faculty prepare business leaders from around the world to put their purpose into practice and make the world a better place.

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99% undergraduate placement rate

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Prepare for success Gies College of Business produces professionals who are prepared to lead in a rapidly changing world. The College’s commitment to action learning means students gain experience solving real problems for actual clients, preparing them to succeed in their careers from day one. Gies Business is a place where students’ ideas crosspollinate with those of others, where they learn bold thinking, and where they make lifelong connections and friendships. At Gies, students discover a nurturing, supportive, and challenging educational environment. That’s more than business. That’s Business on Purpose.


The College of

AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES aces.illinois.edu

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) offers tremendous opportunities for students to pursue impactful careers that can change the world. ACES teaching, research and outreach addresses the safety and abundance of the global food supply, promotes healthy families and children, advances reliable energy and supports a thriving, sustainable environment.

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#8 best school for agriculture

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#4 best school for animal science

$3.5 MILLION

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$3.5 million in ACES scholarships awarded yearly

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77% students graduate in four years

The College of ACES includes a diverse array of academic offerings. Majors include concentrations in everything from animal physiology to advertising, plant biotechnology to child and adolescent development, engineering to public policy and law, wildlife conservation to education, dietetics to technical systems management and much more. With an ACES degree and a workforce hungry for changemakers, graduates are highly sought after, having developed not only valuable technical expertise but also essential real-world experience.

Join the ACES family ACES is unique in that it combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the closeknit feel of a smaller community. From an academic perspective, the college is continually developing new initiatives and paths of study, including the popular computer science + crop science and computer science + animal science programs, as well as the new metropolitan food and environmental systems undergraduate major. Students are encouraged to get involved in faculty research from their freshman year, developing essential skills they can take into graduate school or the workplace. Student retention and graduation rates, including a four-year graduation rate of 77 percent, translate to a competitive advantage when compared with other universities. ACES approaches relevant global challenges to train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

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The College of

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) is a special place at Illinois. LAS offers 71 majors across the physical and mathematical sciences, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences, and is home to about a third of students and faculty members on the Illinois campus. More than 99 percent of all Illinois undergraduates take an LAS course while on campus.

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The power of “&” The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences believes in the power of “&” and provides numerous opportunities to students to go beyond their major during their time here. The “&” means most students have the opportunity to double major, add a minor or certificate, study abroad, find an internship, conduct research or get involved. LAS has countless resources to help students make the most of their college experience and prepare for their future.

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+1,450 unique classes taught each semester

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85% history and philosophy graduates have their first destination secured within six months

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94% mathematics and statistics graduates have their first destination secured within six months


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EDUCATION education.illinois.edu

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13% international student population

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28% undergraduate students from underrepresented populations

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32% graduate students from underrepresented populations

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The College of Education addresses the challenges facing today’s learners by advancing knowledge and creating impact through research, teaching and outreach. Education at Illinois develops the tools, methods and habits of minds that innovate, contributes to making education equitable and accessible to all learners, and prepares leaders, researchers and passionate advocates committed to transforming learners of all ages.

The College of Education pioneered “Cronbach’s alpha,” “new math,” the field of special education, early childhood development and made significant contributions to the field of literacy through the Center for the Study of Reading. Significant investment in faculty and technology-enhanced classrooms and labs positions Education at Illinois as a leader in the field of educational technology. The college is known for nurturing and populating the academy with education scholars of color. Unlike many peer institutions, graduate online programs are taught by the same faculty found in Education at Illinois classrooms. Education at Illinois also offers study-abroad opportunities for on-campus and online graduate students. All undergraduate students who are eligible to study abroad have access to a $500 study-abroad scholarship.

97% of 2018 graduates with degrees in education plus licensure are employed in the field of education

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31 active National Science Foundation grants

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The School of

SOCIAL WORK socialwork.illinois.edu

The School of Social Work prepares tomorrow’s leaders to be advocates for and agents of social change. Students are educated for careers that help improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals, families and communities. In every endeavor, program and initiative, the School of Social Work is focused on cultivating future leaders. The school’s passion for helping those in need defines not only what they do but also who they are. From award-winning faculty who provide cutting-edge research to bright, energetic students, the School of Social Work’s dedication drives the work and collaborations they undertake to transform and rebuild lives.

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70 scholarships awarded each year

$31,000

$31,000 average BSW graduate starting salary

$49,000

$49,000 average MSW graduate starting salary

$65,000

$65,000 average Ph.D. graduate starting salary

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#6 among all social work programs

96%

96% of graduates have their first destination secured within six months

90%

90% four-year graduation rate

- Center for World University Rankings

#5 of the top-45 online MSW programs - Onlinemasters.com

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The School of Social Work emphasizes handson education that is central to its curriculum, and the block internship placement is a unique feature of the program. After extensive classroom preparation, students gain supervised social work practice experience as they are immersed in a full-time internship. The school has relationships with more than 300 agencies throughout Illinois and beyond. A dedicated Field Education Team works closely with students throughout the process to ensure placement in an organization appropriate to learning needs and interests, and to provide support and encouragement during the duration of the internship experience.

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The College of

APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES ahs.illinois.edu

Government statistics show that employment in health-related occupations will grow much faster than average through 2026, and leisure-related industries are among the most dynamic in the country. The College of Applied Health Sciences prepares students for leadership in these industries through community engagement courses, study-abroad opportunities, internships, volunteer experiences and research assistantships that apply classroom learning to real-world problems. By delivering education and

health care services throughout the state of Illinois, the nation and in developing countries, designing resources and activities for park districts and enhancing communication across the lifespan for individuals with communication disorders, students develop critical thinking skills valued by graduate schools. The college’s internationally renowned faculty and outstanding professional advisers guide students throughout their undergraduate careers, helping them to achieve their highest potential.

Mission The College of Applied Health Sciences promotes culturally relevant individual and community health and well-being across the lifespan, facilitates optimal living with disability and fosters the development of livable communities in a diverse society through learning, discovery and engagement.

#1 #1 #20 #24 #4

#1 kinesiology doctoral program – National Academy of Kinesiology

91%

91% secured a first destination within the first six months after graduation

#1 recreation, sport & tourism program – Study.com

#20 kinesiology doctoral program

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54% undergraduates immediately attend graduate or professional schools such as Duke University, Brown University, Carle Illinois College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University

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28% of undergraduates are underrepresented minority students

72%

72% of students graduate in four years

– National Academy of Kinesiology

#24 best audiology programs – 2020 U.S. News and World Report

#4 interdisciplinary health sciences program – Onlinecollegeplan.com

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The College of

VETERINARY MEDICINE vetmed.illinois.edu

The College of Veterinary Medicine unites experts from a wide range of disciplines who work together to improve the health of animals, humans and the environment. Areas of research strength include cancer biology, infectious disease, reproductive biology and neuroscience. Illinois veterinary students get a holistic and hands-on education with outstanding opportunities in research, public health, business and a wide variety of species and specialties, including zoo/exotic/wildlife medicine. The college is also among the first and best at delivering online and executive-level postgraduate education.

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27,068 animals helped at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2019

6th-largest veterinary program in the U.S. – Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

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The College of Veterinary Medicine operates the state’s most comprehensive veterinary specialty college right here in Urbana. The hospital provides wellness care to dogs and cats at satellite clinics in Urbana and Chicago, operates an equine-only clinic, serves shelter animals in nine counties and cares for around 2,000 native wildlife every year. In response to COVID-19, researchers looked at methods of transmission among workers at local packing plants. Its diagnostic laboratory helped develop rapid testing to facilitate a safe return to campus. Additionally, the College of Veterinary Medicine did the test that identified COVID-19 infection in Nadia, a Bronx Zoo tiger.


The College of

FINE & APPLIED ARTS faa.illinois.edu

The College of Fine & Applied Arts is dedicated to the advancement, practice and understanding of the arts. The college’s seven academic units combine to offer more than 40 undergraduate majors: architecture, art and design, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. The college fosters cultural understanding through its arts venues, Krannert Art Museum, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and Japan House.

The central focus of the college is the synergy between research and the preparation of students for professional careers in the creation and interpretation of the environmental, visual and performing arts. Deeply related to that focus is the commitment to elevate and sustain the study of the arts as both a necessary mode of understanding and a vibrant expression of human experience within the local, national and international communities.

College of Fine & Applied Arts faculty and alumni have won Oscars, Emmys, Bessies and Tonys

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Prestigious artists, revolutionary architects and planners The College of Fine & Applied Arts at Illinois is singular in the nation for its diversity, innovation and breadth. Home to creative thinkers in the performing, visual, design and environmental arts, the college encourages daring collaborations and deeper cultural understandings. The college’s bold artists, researchers and educators include Guggenheim Fellows, Doris Duke Award winners, Fulbright Scholars, members of learned societies, decorated educators and renowned performers. The dynamic atmosphere motivates students and faculty members to generate work that pushes boundaries and blends art forms; to focus artistry, research and teaching at the intersection of the arts, place and community; and to contribute uniquely to addressing the environmental, socioeconomic, cultural and civic challenges of an increasingly urbanized society.

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The Carle Illinois College of

MEDICINE medicine.illinois.edu

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. A partnership between Illinois and the Carle Health System, the college envisions a future where, by leveraging engineering and advanced technology, doctors provide more humanistic care for patients. It also envisions a future where excellent health care is available to everyone who needs it, no matter who they are or where they live. The physician-innovators developed at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine will revolutionize health care as we know it.

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine offers a casedriven, problem-based, active-learning environment where early clinical experience, engineering and innovation are central to training exceptional physicians. The inaugural class was welcomed in July 2018 and joined in 2019 by 32 students from the class of 2023. Two-thirds of the class of 2023 have degrees in engineering, and 11 students hold advanced degrees. Students and citizen scientists have access to the Health Maker Lab, an Illinois lab network where anyone with an idea has the chance to bring their idea to life to improve human health.

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A physician-innovator is someone who goes beyond the status quo, who questions how things are done to understand if there is a better way to do them.

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– Pavel Galchenko, Class of 2023

It’s important to learn in an environment that integrates problem-based learning and clinical experience. Carle Illinois gets us into real situations early in med school so we can see multiple presentations of a single pathology.

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The School of

INFORMATION SCIENCES ischool.illinois.edu

The School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing field of information. Graduates hold a variety of positions such as librarians, knowledge managers, data analysts and scientists, user experience researchers, archivists and consultants. Through their innovative work, they embrace the opportunities of contemporary information technologies and offer strategic solutions to current social issues.

Developing human-centered information solutions for a technology-driven world The iSchool at Illinois is home to world-class faculty, top-tier research and academic programs consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report. A leader in online education since 1996, the iSchool offers an interactive online learning option combining rigorous academics with realtime virtual-classroom engagement. Faculty address key challenges at the intersection of people, information and technology, with support for their interdisciplinary research from a range of government agencies, foundations and corporations. Students benefit from customized, high-touch programs and services that ensure academic and career success.

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$51,937 average starting salary for Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MS/LIS)

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$75,121 average starting salary for Master of Science in Information Management (MS/IM)

Now offering a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences

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The flexibility of the MS/IM program allowed me to take coursework relevant to my interest in natural language processing, such as text mining, data cleaning, ontology development, database design and information storage and retrieval. I was able to apply what I learned to land a more technical role in my company.

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The artist J. Seward Johnson Jr. spent hours meticulously detailing life-like clothing, hair and skin made entirely of bronze. With an electric tool much like a dentist’s drill, Johnson was able to imitate textures such as corduroy, tweed and cable-knit sweater patterns.

A L M A M AT E R

Standing tall with her arms stretched wide, Alma Mater welcomes new and returning students to campus. Alma is with you through it all—she’s in your first photo on campus during freshman registration and she poses with your family on graduation day. Designed by university graduate Lorado Taft, the statue was unveiled on June 12, 1929. Alma Mater is shown as a woman in academic robes flanked by two figures representing the university’s motto, “Learning and Labor.” An inscription reads: “To thy happy children of the future those of the past send greetings.”

QUINTESSENTIAL E N G I N E E R (QUINN) “The Quintessential Engineer” is located outside the Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory on the North Quad. Her friends call her Quinn for short. Quinn is a product of a campaign started by engineering alumna Sakshi Srivastava. In 2017, The Grainger College of Engineering dedicated the statue to honor and inspire both current and future female engineering students. Statue creator Julie Rotblatt-Amrany made Quinn to be engaging for students and observers. She reflects the era from which she is from, allowing observers to interpret what her future holds.

LINCOLN’S BUST IN LINCOLN HALL Lincoln’s nose is shiny bright from the thousands of students who have reached out for good luck before exams. Originally dedicated in 1912, then renovated and rededicated 100 years later, Lincoln Hall memorializes President Abraham Lincoln, who signed legislation creating land-grant universities such as the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. Over the years, Lincoln Hall has emerged as the second-most-used classroom building on campus. Almost every student will have taken a class in Lincoln Hall by graduation.

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RED GRANGE Memorial Stadium was dedicated on Oct. 18, 1924, with an infamous football game against the University of Michigan. Fighting Illini Harold “Red” Grange scored four touchdowns against Michigan in the first 12 minutes, then ran for a fifth touchdown and threw for a sixth. In 2009, the 12-foot statue of Red Grange was dedicated as the capstone of Memorial Stadium’s “Illinois Renaissance” renovations. The statue was created by Illinois alumnus and sculptor George Lundeen. Harold Edward “Red” Grange, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost,” will forever be a focal point as fans enter Memorial Stadium. Since its arrival, Fighting Illini fans have flocked to the statue for game-day-photos.

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“Computing a Future,” affectionately known as Grainger Bob, is a bronze statue of a man sitting outside Grainger Engineering Library. Grainger Bob is always photo-ready and often poses with a student or two.

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The Heart of Campus ILLINI UNION

Generations of students have enjoyed the Illini Union’s programs, services and resources since the student center first opened its doors in 1941. It’s considered one of the most iconic buildings on campus because of its location, character, quality and use. The Illini Union is the central home for student organizations, meetings, student programs and activities. Many renovations have taken place over the years. Today, the Illini Union contains a convenience store, student performance spaces, a food court, a bowling alley and arcade, and much more.

FOELLINGER AUDITORIUM One of the oldest buildings on campus, Foellinger Auditorium hosts classes, public lectures, concerts and student performances. Foellinger Auditorium is located at the south end of the Main Quad. Since its construction in 1907, Foellinger Auditorium has been a cultural and entertainment center serving two distinctly different functions: classroom and performance. As the largest lecture hall on campus, approximately half of the auditorium’s typical day is devoted to instructional activities. Frequently, it’s also the site of many student productions, lectures and commercial performances.

A LT G E L D H A L L You know you’re on campus when you hear the stately ring of “Hail to the Orange” from the Altgeld Hall chimes. Altgeld Hall is one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. Dedicated on June 8, 1897, it was designed by Professor James McLaren 49

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ETERNAL FLAME Located on the Main Quad, the Eternal Flame offers eternal love after kissing your significant other beneath it. The rumor was: “A lover’s kiss will bring eternal bliss.” The Eternal Flame pillar between Lincoln Hall and the English Building was a gift from the graduating class of 1912. Formerly an ever-burning oil lamp, the flame promised eternal love. Now, the electric light tends to flicker on and off, so students have changed the myth to: “Lovers who kiss underneath the flame are doomed to an on-again, offagain relationship.”

THE U N D E R G R A D UAT E LIBRARY The Undergraduate Library (UGL) sits underground in the heart of campus. The most frequently asked question about the UGL is why it was built underground. The common answer given by most is that the architects didn’t want to cast shade on the neighboring Morrow Plots, however this is only partially correct. The main reason was to maintain symmetry of the Campus Master Plan at that time. The UGL is connected to the Main Library through an underground tunnel. The Main Library was purposely built away from the center of campus in order to allow the building to expand. Collectively, University Library houses more than 14 million volumes and 24 million items, making up the second largest university library collection in the United States.


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Hallene Gateway greets visitors at the east entrance of campus. The sandstone portal sharing the Illinois motto was originally part of the New Main University Hall, the first university-built classroom building, erected in 1871. After the New Main University Hall was demolished in 1938 and rebuilt as the Illini Union, its portal was saved and stored, first behind the architecture building and later at Robert Allerton Park. In 1994, the Gateway was rediscovered, restored and relocated to its Lincoln Avenue and Illinois Street home. It is now part of Hallene Gateway Plaza—a popular backdrop for student photos, especially during commencement weekend.

M E M O R I A L STA D I U M Memorial Stadium was dedicated on Oct. 18, 1924 and is considered one of the nation’s most distinctive sports stadiums. The second story is a colonnade of paired limestone Roman Doric columns, representing students who gave their lives for their country in World War I. More than 20,000 students, alumni and friends of the university contributed approximately $1.7 million to fund the construction. Heavy rain during construction of the new stadium resulted in a bulldozer sinking into the field. It was decided the expense of removing the bulldozer would have been greater than leaving it buried under the field, and it remains there today.

KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS One of the top university performance facilities in the nation, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to the advancement of UNIVERSITY GUIDE / 2020-2021

education, research and public engagement through the pursuit of excellence and innovation in the performing arts. Completed in 1969, the center covers seven acres and includes four theaters and an outdoor amphitheater. The complex was designed by alumnus and architect Max Abramovitz, who also designed what is now State Farm Center and served on the design team for the Lincoln Center in New York City. It is home to more than 350 performances each year.

MORROW PLOTS Sitting between the underground Undergraduate Library and the Carle R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Morrow Plots is the oldest continuous agricultural experimental field in the Western Hemisphere. The plots were originally divided into 10 half acre plots. Some of the land formerly included in the plots was used to build the observatory or turned into green space. Now only three plots remain, but they are protected as a National Historic Landmark. With crops being consistently grown in the same place for well over 100 years, research and records on the Morrow Plots continue to provide valuable information for a variety of topics, including soil carbon sequestration and long-term effects of fertilizers on soil bacteria. Corn, wheat, soybeans and other crops are still grown on the plots today.

STAT E FA R M C E N T E R From rock shows and Broadway performances to family shows and Fighting Illini basketball games, State Farm Center has hosted the top names in show business, as well as numerous university and community events. From a purely structural standpoint, State Farm Center is one of the university’s most significant and revolutionary buildings. Designed by alumnus Max Abramovitz initially as Assembly Hall, the reinforced concrete structure is one of the world’s largest edgesupported domes, spanning 400 feet in diameter and rising 128 feet above the floor. The building is the site of commencement ceremonies and basketball games and hosts many performances, plays and concerts.

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