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Alumni Office
Alumni Service Center
1401 W. Green St., Suite 227, Urbana
Phone: (800) 355-2586
Alumni Services
  • Alumni Career Center
  • Credit Union
  • Explorers Travel Program
  • Find-A-Friend service
  • Library privileges
  • Loan consolidation
  • Online Directory
  • University of Illinois MasterCard credit card
Alumni Publications
Illinois Alumni comes out six times a year, and an annual membership is $30. You can also apply for the online printed version. It has news about old classmates and peers, and up-to-date information about University happenings.
Major Alumni Events
  • The Annual Reunion dinner hosted by the Illini Club in Chicago is also popular. It generally takes place in the summer and attracts majors and colleges of all types.
  • Homecoming weekend and the Homecoming football games are the biggest events and they take place in late October.
  • Several alumni reunions and other events take place throughout the year, so check out the school calendar for information about specific class reunions and departments.
Famous Alumni
  • Dick Butkus (Class of '79) - football hall of famer
  • Michael Colgrass (Class of '56) - received the Pulitzer Prize in music for his piece "Déjà Vu," which premiered with the New York Philharmonic
  • Roger Ebert (Class of '64) - world-renowned film critic, first and only person to win a Pulitzer Prize for film commentary
  • Hugh Hefner (Class of '49) - Playboy creator
  • Andy Richter (Attended '84-'85) - Conan O'Brien sidekick and sitcom star
  • Wendell Stanley (Class of '27) - received the Nobel Prize in 1946 for research on virus proteins
  • Rosalyn Sussman Yallow (Class of '42) - invented radioimmunoassay, second woman to win the Nobel Prize in medicine
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