For the most part, many of the buildings on the UIC campus are old and in need of renovation. Nonetheless, there are a few buildings on campus that are worthy of veneration. Some of these are the lecture halls like Lincoln, Grant, and Douglas, which were recently renovated. The UIC Forum and James Stukel Towers are also pretty elegant, in that they are newly constructed and contain exceptional amenities. Recreational and athletic facilities around campus are also very beautiful. The UIC Pavilion and Flames Athletic Center, where sporting events are held, contain many state-of-the-art conveniences. The only downside is that recreational facilities, like the Student Recreation Facility on East Campus, are usually packed with people during the day.
Overall, the beauty of the UIC campus doesn’t really blossom until the spring. Flowers bloom and students take a break from studying in the three libraries around campus (two of which are huge) to hang out in the quad. Student organizations hold fun events in the quad, where one can win prizes and sign up for membership. Besides these events and a bowling alley in the student center, there isn’t a lot of fun to be had on campus. So, to make UIC bearable, people go into the city to party and attend fun festivals which are usually free. In the end, one’s experience at UIC depends on the ability to cope with stress and still have fun.