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Asian American Cultural Center

Centrally located on campus half a block east of the Quad and on the same block as several other cultural centers and ethnic studies programs, the Asian American Cultural Center is located at 1210 West Nevada Street in Urbana. With a $1.3 million construction budget, the 6800 square feet facility is the largest of its kind in the Midwest. The entire facility meets ADA standards for accessibility. It is connected to the Asian American Studies Department building, which is one of the largest programs of its kind in the Midwest.



The lounge is an area to study, relax, or watch television. It is also used as a programming space for social events, speaker receptions, coffeehouses, cultural demonstrations, and other special events.



The kitchen is used as preparation space for food events, receptions, and fundraisers. It is fully equipped with appliances, cookware, and serving supplies. It opens to the lounge for buffet style serving.

Conference Room

The conference Room is used for speaker presentations, meetings, and film showings. It can be reserved for evenings and weekends for meetings and other activities.

Activities Room

The activities room is an open space for students to study, work on projects, or have informal meetings. Computers are available for the public and additional resources such as books, dvds, and games are available for affiliate organizations.


The unfinished basement has a storage closet and wide-open space that is used for art exhibits, and various dance practices.