Places on Campus to Relieve Stress

By Mariah McBride




It’s that time of year again. Midterms, papers, and quizzes are piling up. You feel sleep deprived, and your free time is consumed with responsibilities. The University of Illinois can be stressful, but don’t forget that these can be some of the best years of your life. Dare to create the memories you tell (or refuse to tell) your kids about. Here are seven places to on the UIUC Campus to relieve stress and have fun.


The State Farm Center




Upcoming concerts:

  • Oct 27, 2016: Dierks Bentley
  • Oct 28, 2016: The 1975
  • Oct 29, 2016: Pentatonix

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The Canopy Club




Upcoming concerts:

  • Oct 28, 2016: Lupe Fiasco
  • Nov 17, 2016: CASH CASH

For more, see


Krannert Center for the Performing Arts




Upcoming performances:

  • Sept 29- October 14, 2016: Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea
  • Oct 15, 2016: Art of Time Ensemble performs Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
  • Oct 21, 2016: Dance for People with Parkinson’s
  • Oct 30, 2016: Illinois Wind Symphony Halloween Concert

For more, see


Krannert Art Museum




Upcoming events:

  • Now- Oct 25, 2016: KAM Exhibition: Borderland Collective: Northern Triangle
  • Oct 26, 2016: KAM artist residency: Conversations with Antena artists Jen Hofer and Gelare Khoshgozaran
  • Oct 27, 2016: KAM artist residency: Brown Bag Workshop with Antena “Language Justice as an Element of Social Justice”

For more, see


Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)




Some activities:

  • Swimming
  • Rock climbing
  • Ice Skating
  • Zumba
  • Yoga

For more, see


The Illini Union




Some activities:

  • Weekend Films at the Union
  • Open Mic Nights
  • Friday Night comedy
  • Bowling
  • Yoga in the Gallery

For more, see


Memorial Stadium




Upcoming games:

  • Oct 29, 2016: Homecoming Games against Minnesota
  • Nov 5, 2016: Dad’s Day: Game against Michigan State

For more, see



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