University of Illinois System

System Offices

Due to COVID-19 precautions, some programs may be cancelled or postponed. Please check with the event sponsor to verify the availability of in-person programs. You may continue participating in Know Your U programs via virtual events and lectures. View the new compilation of University of Illinois System videos below.

Virtual Opportunities

CMS Wellness Webinars

Central Management Services (CMS) offers monthly wellness webinars through the Be Well Illinois program. Visit the link above to view available webinars.

Know Your U Video Compilations 

University of Illinois System – total time: 51 minutes

Altogether Extraordinary
Discovery Partners Institute at The 78
Economic Impact of the University of Illinois System
Illinois Connection Advocates
U of I System Budget 101
UI Ride
Capital Projects
Office of the Vice President for Research
Turning 'Uncertain' Into 'Extraordinary'
Rising to the Challenge
University of Illinois President on reopening: We're testing everyone - CNBC Television
How University of Illinois Curbed Surge in Coronavirus Cases on Campus - NBC News NOW
Song of Hope: "Made It This Far"
UIS Campus 360 Tour
University of Illinois Springfield Overview

History of the University of Illinois System – total time: 55 minutes

Illini Union Construction, 1939 - 1940
Serving the Whole State (1959)
Campus Overview, 1997
The Living Arts and the Krannert, 1970
A university for Chicago

Accessibility at the University of Illinois – total time: 38 minutes

The Game Changer - the story of Dr. Tim Nugent
Tim Nugent: Creating an Accessible World

History of the University of Illinois Springfield – total time: 1 hour

History of SSU/UIS: Pre-1970
History of SSU/UIS: 1970 - 1975
History of SSU/UIS: 1975 - 1980
History of SSU/UIS: 1980 - 1985
History of SSU/UIS: 1985- 1990
History of SSU/UIS: 1990- 1995
History of SSU/UIS: 1995- 2000
History of SSU/UIS: 2000- 2005
History of SSU/UIS: 2005- 2010

Research at the University of Illinois System – total time: 48 minutes

Future Environments: Doctor's Office of the Future
Future Environments: Energy Everywhere
Future Environments: Cancer Microenvironments
Future Environments: Household Chemicals
Future Environments: Bio-Inspired Materials
Future Environments: Future Farming
Biography of Arnold Beckman
Overview of the Beckman Institute
UIC Neuropsychiatric Institute Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary
UI Health's Craniofacial Center develops N95 mask prototype
Using EEG to help guide treatment
Turning Big Data into Cures
Mannequins, actors help train future health care professionals
‘Artificial leaf' solar cell

The Illinois Professional – total time: 58 minutes

The Illinois Professional Kick Off
Maria Yfantis, Culinary Worker II
Kimberly Otchere, Assistant Director for Residential Life, Social Justice & Leadership Education
Jill Odom, Administrative Assistant for the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Comptroller
Clint Harper, Research Facility Attendant
Morris Mosley, LCSW, Faculty/Staff Assistance Services (podcast)
Jeffrey Stein, Senior Research Scientist, Illinois Natural History Survey
Mariana Seda, Communications & Outreach Specialist, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Bill Connor, Steam Distribution Foreman, Facilities & Services
Stephanie Wheeler, Head Coach, Women's Basketball, Disability Resources & Educational Services
Killivalavan Solai, Digital Art Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Rachael Johns, Digital Imaging Specialist, University Library
Laura Ketchum, Assistant to the Head, Dept. of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Urbana Location

To schedule a tour of one of these opportunities within the System Offices, contact the unit directly at the links below.

AITS Service Desk Tour

Come and explore the round-the-clock functioning of the AITS Service Desk, located at L 50 Gerty Drive. Engage with their proficient technical team and gain insights into the tools they employ to address and resolve your concerns. Acquire knowledge on effective methods to seek assistance and discover the intricacies of front-line enterprise IT customer support for University of Illinois System. To get in touch, reach out to JC Steenbergen or Chris Burdette at AITS via email:

i-Card Programs Tour

Take a tour of the ID Center or the i-Card Programs office for a behind-the-scenes look at the i-Card Programs and the services they offer.