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Living in Stadium Terrace: Housing the University of Illinois’ G.I. Students

Student Housing, G.I. Bill, University of Illinois

At the end of World War II, the United States created an assitance program for returning veterans to help with the return to civilian life. This was known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, commonly identified as the G.I. Bill. One of the most visible benefits in the Champaign-Urbana area was the low-cost student housing situated across the street from Memorial Stadium: Stadium Terrace. 

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