Welcome to the InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) homepage!

For American & International Graduate students

NEW! If you are a graduate student and in GCF, please seek to join the Illinois GCF Facebook group!  And please CONTACT us

Summer 2018

If you are around this Summer and want to be in a dinner group (hosting/cooking rotates within the group!) please fill out this form soon (groups will begin the week of May 21 but new graduate students can join throughout the summer as they arrive to campus!  So sign up here. Questions about these summer dinner groups? Contact Katie at katiepbruner “at” gmail.com.

Winter Retreat was January 12-13, 2018 with GCFs at U of I, Northwestern, U of Chicago, Purdue and Indiana University (see photo).



Monday prayer meeting that meets most Mondays 5:15 to 6 pm in the worship space at St. Andrew’s on the corner of Wright and Chalmers Streets in Champaign. Just come into the building and cross through the lounge area and to into the worship space to join us for prayer.  
Especially if you are new to the U of Illinois or new to GCF, thank you for looking for us or stumbling upon our site.  If you are a graduate student – American or International – at the University of Illinois and you’re interested in joining Christian graduate students as we seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, then please let us know who you are!    Please contact us here.

We are affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and in particular part of InterVarsity’s ministry to graduate students and faculty members. GCF seeks to be a community of graduate students that embodies, believes and shares generously the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Whether you’re an American or International graduate student, single or married, follower of Jesus or still spiritually searching, whatever your academic discipline, ethnicity or culture, GCF warmly welcomes you.

If you are an International student who is at the U of I to earn your PhD or your masters degree, then please contact us about getting involved in GCF.  We love and want International graduate students as part of the life of our graduate fellowship.