Alumni & Campus Stories

Hall of Fame

This fall, the University will induct the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The 21 inductees include some of greatest athletes and coaches in Fighting Illini history. “These men and women represent all...

Encore!

A half-century ago, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts opened as a facility of unprecedented scale and design for any educational institution anywhere. In the coming two seasons, the U of I’s remarkable...

A century and a half of greatness

A new website titled, “150 for 150,” celebrates the accomplishments of women during the 150-year history of the University of Illinois. Created as part of the University’s sesquicentennial celebration, the website highlights the work...

GreenStreet and Springfield Avenue

The early years

Its beginnings were modest. When Illinois Industrial University opened its doors on March 2, 1868, the campus—if one could call it that—occupied a muddy pasture in the prairie town of Urbana. That day, the...