History and Traditions

UI Histories Project

The UI Histories Project was developed as a student project by Kalev Leetaru. The site features historical information about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and provides access to many

The Land Grant of 1862

The University of Illinois owes its existence in part to the advocacy of an Illinois educator and the persistence of a Vermont congressman. In 1853, the Illinois General Assembly adopted


Memory Lane

Click on the images below to read about events in University of Illinois history.

Illini Hall 1940