From the President...

Dear Alumni, Friends and Illini Family,

I-L-L!   I-N-I!

Welcome to our digital home – This site is a forum for communicating information about the chapter and our events to members in San Diego County. Plus, we make it easy for you to find out what’s happening on campus. We have made significant upgrades to better serve local alumni and friends of the University of Illinois.

The above award was presented during homecoming this year for having the best Local Alumni Award.  Actually, we think we have the best local alumni, so finding candidates to receive our annual award has been easy, but making the selection has been difficult.   Let us know if you know of a deserving Illini for our award.

The Outstanding Club Award banner is displayed below.  Clubs are only eligible to win this award every third year, and we have won it 4 times in the last 15 years. We are very proud of our accomplishment.

Despite being 2000 miles away from campus, the Illini Club of San Diego County is here to help chapter members continue their lifelong Illini experience. In addition to San Diego alumni and their families, our chapter serves current students, parents, and families of students, as well friends and fans that live in the greater San Diego region.

Our volunteer Board of Directors works hard to keep the Illini spirit alive through a variety of service and social events. Whether it’s football and basketball viewing parties, local entertainment events, or scholarship distribution to local students, the Illini are mixing it up throughout San Diego. Regardless of what your interests are, we’re likely to have something that will suit you. If we don’t, please let us know, and we’ll work on scheduling an event that brings your love of San Diego and University of Illinois together!

We all have wonderful memories of our time in Champaign-Urbana…but we’re still creating new Illini memories right here in America’s Finest City. If you’re an Illini we want to encourage you to get involved!

If you are interested in planning/helping with chapter activities, please email us at

On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome, and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Oskee-wow-wow, Illinois!