University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Address: 806 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL, 61801

Story of Vivekananda House at UIUC

Hindu YUVA (a Hindu student organization) was started at UIUC in 2017 by Hindu Students with the help of faculty on the campus.  The Hindu YUVA at UIUC soon became a very active and vibrant student organization. 

Following the Iowa State University, the Vivekananda House at UIUC was established in a leased house in Fall 2019 in response to the increasing demand from the student community, especially undergraduates. The students loved it!  Several successful events took place at the house and a decision was made to look for a house to buy. Once the purchase agreement was signed, the Hindu Society of America (HSA) team set out to raise the money for the down payment and closing costs. With generous contributions from donors, HSA was able to raise the required funds to make this purchase possible.

Vivekananda House at UIUC is also recognized officially by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Please click here for more info about it on their directory.

Life at VH UIUC

Vivekananda House at UIUC is the Hindu Student Center on campus which hosts various cultural and Dharmic activities in collaboration with multiple cultural organizations on campus such as Hindu YUVA, SKY, Campus Sanskrit Network, Jain Student Association etc. The first floor of the house is open for all students to use upon request and has facilities such as vegetarian kitchen, mandir/pooja space, meditation room, spiritual library, music room and main hall for cultural activities. Throughout the year, we host multiple different activities at VH including major Hindu festival celebrations (Diwali, Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra, Holi, Mahashivratri, Ramnavmi, etc.), weekly cultural activities (Sri Bhagavad Gita study sessions, Yoga sessions and discussions, Bhajan Sandhyas, Classical music classes, study sessions, and more!). We work under the broader them of home away from home and aim to provide a safe space for those interested in learning more about Hindu culture and connecting with the Hindu community.

Interested in knowing more?

For more info and updates about the Vivekananda House at UIUC, please email us at or DM us on our instagram page @vivekanandahouseuiuc. Please follow us on Social Media using the link below.

Contact Person: Arushi Tiwari (

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