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Student Life

Student Life

Illinois offers the best of both worlds: the opportunity to study in the heart of agriculture, with access to the culture of a vibrant community.


The University of Illinois has a variety of housing (and dining) options for graduate students and their families including Graduate Upper-Division Residence Halls and University Apartments. There are three apartment communities to choose from University Apartments at Orchard Downs, Goodwin-Green, and Ashton Woods. For more information visit University Housing.

Off-campus housing is also available. For more information visit the Graduate College Housing Page.


There are many ways to travel to and from the Champaign-Urbana community. For a complete list of transportation options visit the Graduate College Transportation Page.

Family, Spouse, and Partner Resources

For more information regarding family, spouse, and partner resources visit the Graduate College Resource Page.

International Student Support

For more information regarding international student resources visit the International Student and Scholar Services Website.

Student Organizations

From skydiving to Greek life, there is something for everyone among the 1,400 registered student organizations at Illinois. The College of ACES student organizations offer more ways to get involved.

Crop Sciences Graduate Student Organization (CSGO)

The Crop Sciences Graduate Organization (CSGO) provides members the opportunity to network, socialize, and advance their professional development skills through seminars, symposiums, and professional meetings. Outside of research, members enjoy social events such as Fall Cookout, Spring Welcome, and social hours throughout the year.
Visit the CSGO Website.

Explore Champaign-Urbana

For a complete listing of events, things to do, and detailed information about Champaign-Urbana visit the Champaign County Visitors Bureau.