Campaign for Altgeld and Illini Halls

The University of Illinois has embarked on a project to restore and renovate Altgeld Hall and replace its neighbor across Wright Street, Illini Hall, with a new building. Funds from the state, campus, and private donors will support the projected $192 million cost of the project. We invite you to partner with other alumni and friends to build the future for our campus and its students, as well as for these important campus buildings.

An investment in these spaces will directly benefit thousands of students and faculty members. The renovation of Altgeld and a new Illini Hall will provide students and faculty collaborative spaces that are essential for learning and discovery in the 21st century and make both buildings accessible to all students.

Project details
This project will renovate Altgeld Hall and replace Illini Hall with a new facility.
Altgeld and Illini Halls history
Altgeld and Illini Halls have served campus for over a century.
Construction live stream

Watch construction on the Illini Hall sight and see the steps being taken to create a building full of collaborative spaces that are essential for learning in the 21st century.

Illini Hall rendering
The Altgeld Hall chimes
The Altgeld Hall chimes

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Altgeld and Illini Halls news

Read the latest news about the Altgeld Hall and Illini Hall project.