Our Community


The University of Illinois community—the cities of Champaign, Urbana, and surrounding towns—is a warm and welcoming environment.

You will find a richly diverse population, four beautiful seasons, a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, and the excitement of Big Ten sports events. It is an area that features a unique blend of high-tech companies and friendly, small-town hospitality.

The Champaign-Urbana area offers a range of businesses, recreation, and culture unmatched by other communities its size, due in large part to the presence of the University of Illinois. Whether you’re looking to raise a family, enjoy the outdoors, partake in a variety of cultural activities, or become part of the University of Illinois community, Champaign-Urbana has something to offer you.

Community Guides

Champaign County Convention and Visitors
Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
Champaign Park District

Publications

The Daily Illini
Inside Illinois
The News-Gazette

University Events

State Farm Center
Intercollegiate Athletics
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts