village life

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Right from the time you check in, there will be great opportunities to meet new people and experience all that college life has to offer. From theme parties and yoga lessons to study groups and workshops, life at the village will be everything but boring.


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located on the edge of campus at the University of Illinois, you are at the center of all the fun!

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top things to do near illini tower

Check out the ARC or CRCE!!! Float and chill in the pool at CRCE… Or go rock climbing at the 35.5-foot tall, state-of-the-art manufactured structure designed to challenge first-timers or seasoned vets. Only $2 for UIUC students.

Go to a play, concert or dance event at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts . There’s always something different playing at this world class performing arts center, and students get a discount!

Attend a sporting event—try a Fighting Illini Hockey game. Tickets are cheap and the crowd is boisterous and rowdy towards opponents! $5 a ticket; check out the schedule at

top 5 local cheap eats

Papa Dels

A thick crust, deep dish pizza joint that makes delicious pizzas filled with blended cheeses, tomato sauce, and covered with your choice of toppings.

Recommended Dish: ANYTHING!!

206 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 359-7700

Burrito King

At this Mexican eatery, you’ll find an army of college students, chatting with each other and making random new Its staff, too, is always amiable to all its hungry customers.

Recommended Dish:  The chips and queso dip to share with the new friends you just made, and a Super Burrito for yourself.

404 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 954-1094

Antonio’s Pizza

By-the-Slice Pizza that is you name it they create it… Pizzas like the Beef Taco, Mozzarella Tomato Basil, & Pesto Tortellini are only a few great slices.

Recommended Dish:  Try a piece of their Mac & Cheese Pizza!

619 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 365-9500

Mia Za’s

Made to order customized Italian food made simple and fresh. Salads, pizzas, sandwiches, soups, etc.

Recommended Dish: Barbeque Chicken Panini

629 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 298-3198


Delicious Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.

Green St #101, Champaign, IL 61820


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Whether you are near or far away from home, we ensure your student village provides a convenient, affordable and fun living experience.

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