U of I’s campus has many places to keep students busy with daytime and evening activities. During the day at the Illini Union, students lounge between classes and eat in the basement food court, with a variety of food from Chinese to McDonald’s to Blimpie. The student bank and computer lab are here too, which is convenient for students who want to get work done between classes. In the Union’s basement the bowling alleys and the billiards area are student favorites. For students who don’t want to spend their nights at a bar, the Union is definitely a viable alternative. The gyms also attract many students; they’re up to par for Division I Big Ten athletes. Coffeehouses are always popular as well, especially the ones next to campus. Most offer wireless hookups, which makes them a great place for students to work and relax.
Beyond the gyms and arcade, the University’s greatest features are its beautiful buildings and grounds. From Foellinger Auditorium to the English Building, the buildings are aestheticially pleasing and interesting. Lined by striking brick buildings on all sides, the Main Quad maintains a classic feel with its tree-lined walkways and crisscrossed sidewalks, and the South Quad and Engineering Quad make the campus easily walkable. Students at U of I enjoy all the facilities the University has to offer, both in and out of doors.