Welcome University of Illinois alumni and friends to the NEW San Francisco Bay Illini Club and website!

On behalf of the entire Executive Board and your fellow Bay Area alumni, I would like to welcome you to the San Francisco Bay Illini (SFBI), a registered University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) club.  We’re looking forward to the new year!

In October 2008, the Silicon Valley Illini Club and the Golden Gate (San Francisco) Illini Club joined together to form the San Francisco Bay Illini (SFBI), a registered University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) club. The SFBI is committed to our mission of connecting the 19,000+ Illinois alums in the Bay Area – the largest Illini population outside the state of Illinois.  


We offer a wide range of events to expand your knowledge, advance your career and connect with fellow Illini in the Bay Area: 

  • Happy Hours and networking events
  • Speaker Series – Listen to leaders, visionaries, and great thinkers discuss the latest in technology, business, science, the arts, and more
  • Illini Watch Parties: Organized events to watch our Fighting Illini! 
  • Bay Area Sports Events: Watch the Giants play the Cubs, the Sharks play the Blackhawks or the Chicago Bears when they are in town!
  • Community service events – Give back to the Bay Area community
  • Outdoor and cultural events – hiking, sailing, golfing wine tasting, museum tours and much more!


Members also enjoy free/discounted event admission, priority registration and access to members-only events, the SFBI job board and online alumni directory. Our Board continues to work in providing exciting opportunities for our members - we'd love your help in taking it to the next level! We hope you take advantage of these opportunities to meet Illinois alumni from all around the greater Bay Area and become a member.


Welcome again.  I look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!

Go Illini!

Matt Jones

President / SFBI