Campus Life

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.

Wellness Gym

Wheelchair Athletics

Campus Venues and Community

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.

Quiet/Tranquility Spots on Campus

Feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? Need a place to meditate or re-center yourself? There are several designated public reflection rooms for prayer, meditation, or contemplation around campus.

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

Food Insecurity Resources

University of Illinois Resources

Everybody Eats

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.

If you are campus department or organization and are interested in joining Everybody Eats, email everybodyeats@illinois.edu.

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, 11:30am–1pm 
  • Dining Options: Dine-in, carry out or contactless online ordering

Supporting 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 everybodyeats@illinois.edu. Your email will generate an autoreply with specific hot box instructions. 
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-1pm, & 5pm-7pm, or until food runs out. 
  • Dining Options: Carry out.

For questions or referrals to other programs, contact University Housing Dining Services at 217-333-1407 or everybodyeats@illinois.edu.

The Food Assistance and Well-Being Program is a shopping-style pantry located in the ARC Instructional Kitchen. 

Off-Campus Resources

Champaign

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

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

Monday-Friday 9am-10am (until take-out sacks are gone)
208 W. University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
217-352-9827
Serving Champaign County

Open Thursdays 1-3pm
Located inside Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
201 West Kenyon Road, Champaign, IL 61820
217-352-7961

Open Thursday 10am-12pm
313 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
217-356-6232
Serving Champaign County

Hungry? Short on cash? Come and eat!

Mondays 5-6:30pm
Community UCC
805 S. Sixth St., Champaign
Email: jubilee.cafe@community-ucc.org
Facebook & Twitter: @jubileecafecucc

Open 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesdays 5pm-7pm
Inside Newman Hall
604 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL 61801
217-344-1266
Serving U of I & Parkland Students

Monday-Friday 12-1pm
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 1pm. Lunches are paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-1pm
1213 Parkland Court, Champaign, IL 61821
217-355-2662
Serving Champaign County

Salvation Army Pantry

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm; Tuesday 9am–5pm
2212 N. Market St., Champaign, IL 61824
Serving Champaign County

Open 3rd Saturday 10am-12pm
809 Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

Wednesdays 6-7pm
403 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820
217-352-5118

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.

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

Urbana

Open Monday 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 Rd., Urbana, IL 61801
Serving Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul, and surrounding areas

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

Articles & Additional Resources

Additional campus and local food insecurity resources are available from the Office of the Dean of Students.