Illinois State University
Jump over the header navigation

Illinois State University

Students and families on campus leading in teaching and research explore illinois state stay involved

Family Weekend photo recap

Illinois State's Family Weekend 2014 was a big hit, thanks to a Redbird football win and a performance by alum Craig Robinson. Check out your best photos on STATEside.

Leading in Teaching and Research

Illinois State's proud academic history is supported through the collections and staff at its Milner Library. Learn more about resources available to our students, faculty, and staff.

Explore Illinois State

Illinois State University's campus is in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal near the geographic center of Illinois. Come experience the Illinois State community.

Stay Involved

There's always something to see and do at Illinois State, from athletics events, concerts and performances, to guest speakers and cultural fairs. See what's happening today!

Visit Campus

Visit CampusCome see for yourself what it is like to live and learn at Illinois State. Sign up today!

Illinois State magazine

Illinois State MagazineThe latest issue of Illinois State magazine is available. Check out the online edition today.

Apply Today


Apply Now

Support Your Passion

Make a gift to help support Illinois' first public institution.

Make a Gift

Events Calendar


University High School - Schedule A Day
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 7:00am - 3:00pm
University High School (UH)
Brown Bag: Step Away From the Test
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Instructional Technology and Development Center (ITD)
Working Moms Chat n Chew
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Law School Fair and Conference
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)


Midterm (APA) Grade Submission Open
Mon, Sep 22, 2014, 7:00am - Sat, Oct 4, 2014, 10:00pm
Spring 2015 Course Information Available
Wed, Oct 1, 2014, 12:00am - 12:00am
4th Annual Homecoming Tailgate Tent
Sat, Oct 4, 2014, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Fine Arts

Festival of India
Sat, Sep 20, 2014, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Choral Showcase
Sun, Sep 21, 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
GOLD SERIES: Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra Concert
Sun, Sep 21, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)
Guest Artist Recital: Apollo Duo
Mon, Sep 22, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall


Law School Fair and Conference
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Bone Student Center (BON)
Informal Physics Seminar Series
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Moulton Hall (MLT)
Earthquakes, Volcanos, and Storms: The Politics of Natural Disasters
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Felmley Hall of Science Annex (FSA)
Philosophy Colloquium - Kenton Machina
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)

University News

Media Relations

Dietz Delivers State of the University Address
President Larry Dietz delivered the annual State of the University address Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Center for the Performing Arts.
Festival of India Sept. 20
The McLean County India Association (MCIA) and Illinois State University will bring the Festival of India to Normal from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on the University’s Quad. The event is free and open to the public.
Planetarium Celebrates 50 Years at Sept. 20 Event
The Illinois State University Planetarium will celebrate its golden anniversary during a free event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, under the Planetarium dome.
Palestinian-Israeli Writer Sayed Kashua to Speak Sept. 23, 24
Palestinian-Israeli novelist, journalist, essayist and television series creator and writer Sayed Kashua will present The Foreign Mother Tongue at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Old Main Room in the Bone Student Center.


M.F.A. alums become engines for art in Central Illinois
The Central Illinois art scene is benefiting from the entrepreneurial spirit of two [...]
Sorority life FAQ: Quick answers to your big questions
#BirdofMouth student blogger Lily answers some common sorority recruitment questions to [...]
Video: President Dietz talks new job, rankings, Athletics
Redbird football fans got to know Illinois State President Larry Dietz during a video [...]
Craig Robinson headlines Family Weekend festivities
Craig Robinson was joined by The Nasty Delicious for his Family Weekend show at Braden [...]

The Vidette

Senior Facts
With spring commencement right around the corner, Chris Roberts, the procedures and [...]
Things to keep in mind as you prepare to cross the stage
DETAILS: This upcoming commencement will allow spring 2014 graduates to be recognized at [...]
Top 5 ways to stay mentally sharp this summer
Over the summer the average college student is probably working, hanging out with friends [...]
Q&A with recent alumna: Abbey Hanson
As anxious seniors count down their final days at ISU, we all begin to wonder, what are [...]


Craig Robinson headlines Family Weekend festivities
Craig Robinson was joined by The Nasty Delicious for his Family Weekend show at Braden [...]
Three College of Education alumni among finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year
Three College of Education alumni are among the 12 finalists for the 2015 Illinois [...]
MCN hosts annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
The Mennonite College of Nursing held its annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the [...]
College of Fine Arts alumni to be honored at Homecoming
The College of Fine Arts is thrilled to have several outstanding alumni returning for [...]


Watch Men’s Basketball Video: “Red Winter. It’s Coming.”
In less than two months, the 2014-15 Illinois State men's basketball season officially [...]
ISU's Offense Explodes Against Lake Land College
After the first game of the fall season, Illinois State head softball coach Melinda [...]
Redbirds Open MVC Slate at Wichita State, Missouri State
The Illinois State volleyball team will open the Missouri Valley Conference portion of [...]
Wear Red On Fridays
Illinois State University Athletics hopes you can show off your Redbird pride by wearing [...]
2014-08-29T14:31:35.502-05:00 2014