Channing Murray Venue

Channing Murray Foundation

1209 W. Oregon St. Urbana, IL 61801

The Channing Murray Foundation provides an array of educational, artistic, religious and cultural programs designed to be radically inclusive, justice-centered, and spiritually alive. Located in the heart of the University of Illinois campus, at the corner of Mathews and Oregon, Channing-Murray is a campus-community center guided by Unitarian-Universalist values, celebrating and honoring a diversity of social identities and experiences through innovative programs, activism, and cultural learning.


In University Lots (usually marked with a large blue sign) such as D2 (along Davenport Hall), D13, D15 (SW corner of Goodwin Ave and Oregon St), D16, Krannert Center underground parking, and further away D21 and D22 — one can park only at unmarked spots or at University meters. The meters at the lots are usually enforced till 5pm on the weekdays and free on the weekends but please check the meter to avoid unpleasant surprises. Parking in unmarked spaces at university lots is usually free on weekends and after 5pm on weekdays, but some lots (or some spaces) require permit 24/7, so please check the sign at the entrance.

Street-side meters on Mathews Avenue, Oregon Street, and Nevada Street – Enforced Monday-Saturday until 5pm or 9pm, free on Sunday (Depending on the location you will need to check the meter before parking.) Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is a bit further away, but they have the most open spaces to park.


Channing-Murray Foundation is a campus-community center rooted in Unitarian-Universalist values providing educational, artistic, and cultural programs designed to be radically inclusive, social justice-centered, and spiritually alive.

Commitment to Diversity

Channing-Murray Foundation has a strong commitment to diversity, celebrating a multitude of worldviews, histories, and cultural knowledge across a range of social groups including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, abilities, economic class, religion, and their intersections.