Community Resources

A statue of Roger Ebert giving a “Thumbs Up” sits outside of the Virginia Theatre

The University of Illinois community—the micro-urban cities of Champaign and Urbana and surrounding towns—is a welcoming, vibrant, diverse community that just may surprise you.

Whether you are raising a family, looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors, hoping to catch a Big Ten sports event, or wanting to enjoy a rich arts and entertainment scene, the C-U community has it all. With its blend of high-tech companies and friendly, smaller-town hospitality, C-U offers a unique lifestyle that you can easily call home.

Experience CU

Community Publications

Community Events


How to Get Around