Campus Life

Campus Venues and Community

The mission of the Office of Campus Life, within the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), at the University of Illinois is to provide opportunities for students with disabilities to pursue their goals for athletic, recreational, leisure and personal achievement and well-being, utilizing responsive, state-of-the-art programs and services; collaborative partnerships; and, innovative research and outreach activities within a supportive and stimulating environment.

There are many recreation and leisure venues within and outside of campus.  The following links provide information about campus and community venues as well as accessibility.

Recreation and Leisure Activity Links:

Accessible Seating Options:

Quiet/Tranquility Spots on Campus

Feeling stressed out or overwhelmed?  Need a place to meditate or re-center yourself?  The Undergraduate Library has two Reflection Rooms to be used for meditation or prayer.  The rooms are equipped with different and user controlled lighting, a sound machine, and rocking chair.  Here is a description:

The Undergraduate Library also has Tranquility Kits which contain a variety of items including all spectrum lights, noise canceling headphones, and fidget toys:

Community Information:

Resources for Food Insecurity

Local Area Resources:

University of Illinois Resources-


Everybody Eats is an initiative to ensure those in our Illini community have access to a hot meal and are provided with adequate nutrition.  

Currently, Everybody Eats has two programs under its umbrella, each with a different meal offering, Bevier Café (College of ACES) and Everybody Eats (University Housing). See descriptions, locations, and hours for each below:

Bevier Café: No matter how much or how little you give; everyone has a place at our table.

  • How It Works: Order from the daily menu, then chose from four ways to pay:

    • Pay the menu price
    • Pay what you can
    • Pay more
    • Pay it forward
  • Location: Bevier Hall, Second Floor, 905 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Dining Options: Dine-in, carry out or contactless online ordering

University HousingSupporting our Illini community one hot meal at a time. 

  • How It Works: Visit one of the two designated hot box locations and help yourself to the daily soup and rice inside. Completely free, no ID required. 
  • Locations: For hot box locations, email email will generate an autoreply with specific hot box instructions. 
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. or until food runs out. 
  • Dining Options: Carry out.


Additional campus and local food insecurity resources can be found here.

In addition to those, there is also the Food Assistance and Well-Being Program, which is a shopping style pantry located in the ARC Instructional Kitchen. 

For questions or referrals to other programs, contact University Housing Dining Services at 217- 333-1407 or

If you are campus department or organization and are interested in joining Everybody Eats, email

Jubilee Cafe CUCC

Hungry? Short on cash? Come and eat! Mondays 5-6:30 pm at Community UCC, 805 S. 6th St., Champaign.

Email:, Facebook & Twitter: @jubileecafecucc

Wesley Food Pantry

  • Wesley Student Center at Green and Goodwin in Urbana
  • Every Thursday, 5pm to 7pm
  • No parking available before 5pm
  • STUDENT ONLY HOURS: 1st Monday of the Month from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm; student ID required.

The Canteen Run goes out every week all year round on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. It goes from 6:30 pm to about 9:00 pm each weeknight, and about 3:00-5:00 pm on Sundays. Each time out, the truck usually visits the following places: MTD Illinois Terminal Scott Park/Boneyard Champaign Public Library Urbana Public Library

Open 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays 5pm-7pm
Inside Newman Hall
604 E. Armory Ave. Champaign, IL 61801
Serving U of I & Parkland Students

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-1pm
1213 Parkland Court   Champaign, IL 61821
Serving Champaign County

Salvation Army Pantry

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm / Tuesdays 9 am – 5 pm
2212 North Market Street   Champaign, IL 61824
Serving Champaign County

Lunch served 7 days a week 11 am – 12:30 pm
116 N First Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal

Monday-Friday 9am-10am (until take out sacks are gone)
208 W University Ave Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

(located inside Champaign-Urbana Public Health District)
Open Thursday 1-3pm
201 West Kenyon Road Champaign, IL 61820

Open Thursday 10am-12pm
313 S. Prospect Ave Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

12-1pm, Monday-Friday

Location changes between cultural centers each day,  so please look at the website.

Join OIIR every weekday for a noontime discussion, and learn something new. Featuring speakers, panels, and resources at the University of Illinois, all lunches introduce you to the cultures, histories, and societal issues that the diverse communities of our campus face. Programs take place from noon to 1 pm. Lunches are paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

St. Luke CME Food Pantry

Open 3rd Saturday 10am-12pm
809 5th Street  Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

403 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820

Wednesdays, 6-7pm

Since 2012, UniPlace Christian Church has hosted a free community dinner for those in the Champaign-Urbana community. Every Wednesday during the University of Illinois academic school year, students at the university volunteer in the UniPlace Christian Church kitchen where they serve free meals to those who live in the Champaign-Urbana community.


Open Wednesdays 10am-12pm, & 5pm-6pm
Inside Hope Center
1802 N. Lincoln  Urbana, IL 61801
Serving Champaign County

Open Mondays 10:30am-1pm
*will be closed Monday, August 7, September 4, October 9, November 27 and December 25**
Inside Grace and Quest Church Bldg.
2004 Philo Road  Urbana, IL 61801
Serving Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul and surrounding areas