Welcome to the University of illinois alumni club of greater washington dc!

(also known as the "DC Illini")


Our club strives to support the educational purposes of the University, cultivate friendship among club members, and express loyalty to the University. We are also committed to providing community service and giving back to the area as well as to U of I.  We do this through a variety of educational, social, cultural and athletic activities and programs.

  • Who Can Be A Member?  Graduates, former students, and friends of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, or Springfield may join.
  • Why Join?  Joining provides a great way to get to know the area and to expand your social and professional networks.  It will make you a part of the largest alumni club outside of Illinois.
  • Activities & Events  The club hosts a variety of activities and events each year.  Past activities and events have included:
    • Football and basketball game watching parties at local bars and road trips when games are within 6 hours of D.C.
    • Group outings to the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and other cultural centers along with tours of area attractions
    • Membership parties and alumni speakers
    • Trips to local sports events: Nationals, Wizards, Capitals
    • Local intramural sports leagues and golf outings
    • Luncheons to honor local alumnus and their accomplishments
    • And many more!
  • Giving Back  We offer many ways to support this area and your Alma Mater. For example:
    • Each year, we award scholarships to outstanding area students who will attend the University of Illinois.  Two thirds of your annual dues go to this scholarship fund, and many members make additional contributions.
    • We help U of I recruit students by attending local college fairs and prospective student receptions along with participating in telephone outreach campaigns.

Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!