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Bone Student Center

Bone Student Center 200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
(309) 438-4636

The Bone Student Center serves as the gateway to campus and the hub of campus activities. Adjacent to the Bone Student Center is the Bowling and Billiards Center and a 500-space parking lot.

Braden Auditorium is connected to the Bone Student Center and seats 3,457. It offers premier entertainment for the University and the community.

The Bone Student Center is named after Robert G. Bone, President of Illinois State University from 1956–67, whom many say knew every student’s name on campus. In 1973, the Illinois State University Union and Auditorium was constructed. 

During the University’s 125th Anniversary Celebration in February of 1982, the facility was renamed the Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium; honoring Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bone (President 1960–1967) and Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Braden (President 1967–1970). The Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium stand as a reminder of their dedication and commitment to the University’s students.

Upcoming Public Events

April 2021

Earth Week: Fix It Friday

Friday, April 23rd
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fix It Friday is back in action with free mending in honor of Earth Day and Fashion Revolution Week. Bring in your items in need of basic repair and the fix it crew will sew them up for FREE from 1-3 p.m. April 23 at the ISU Bookstore in the Bone Student Center.

May 2021

Bone Student Center Rededication Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, May 7th
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Illinois State University Board of Trustees and President Larry H. Dietz cordially invite you to the Bone Student Center Rededication Ceremony taking place at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the east side of the Bone Student Center.