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One of the best ways to know whether Illinois is a good fit for you is to experience the beautiful campus first hand. Over the years, our magnificent campus has attracted presidents, CEOs, foreign dignitaries and thousands of perspective students. Come see what Illinois has to offer - guided tours are available.

The College of Engineering conducts daily tours, M-F at 2:00pm, and information can be found at here or you may call 217-333-2280. 

If you would like a general campus tour, you can register at this website or call 217-333-0824.

In addition, either the Director of the MSFE Program or one of the members of the MSFE Admissions Committee will be able to meet with you to give more in-depth information about the program and answer any questions you may have. Please send inquiries to msfe-apply@illinois.edu

 

Useful Information for Your Visit....

Driving Directions

The University of Illinois is centrally located between three major US cities: Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis.
Champaign-Urbana

Driving West on Interstate 74

  1. Drive west on I-74 to Lincoln Ave. (Exit 183)
  2. Turn left (south) onto Lincoln Ave.
  3. Turn right (west) onto Springfield Ave.
  4. Turn right (north) onto Mathews Ave
  5. Park at a metered spot and walk to the Digital Computer Lab (DCL) at the northwest corner of Mathews and Springfield.
  6. The Illinois MSFE Program is located on the 3rd floor, room 3252

Driving East on Interstate 74

  1. Drive east on I-74 to Neil St. (Exit 182)
  2. Turn right (south) onto Neil St.
  3. Turn left (east) onto Springfield Ave.
  4. Turn right (north) onto Mathews Ave.
  5. Park at a metered spot and walk to the Digital Computer Lab (DCL) at the northwest corner of Mathews and Springfield.
  6. The Illinois MSFE Program is located on the 3rd floor, room 3252

Driving North or South on Interstate 57

  1. From I-57 turn east on I-74
  2. Drive east on I-74 to the Neil Street exit
  3. Turn right (south) onto Neil Street
  4. Drive 1. 5 miles to Springfield Avenue
  5. Turn left (east) on Springfield Avenue
  6. Turn left (north) on Mathews Avenue
  7. Turn right (east) on Pennsylvania Avenue
  8. Turn left (north) on 6th Street
  9. Park at a metered spot and walk to the Digital Computer Lab (DCL) at the northwest corner of Mathews and Springfield.
  10. The Illinois MSFE Program is located on the 3rd floor, room 3252
  • Hotel Information

Accommodations

The University of Illinois is surrounded by numerous hotels to accommodate you on your stay.

Illini Union Hotel

1401 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Website - http://union. illinois. edu/Hotel/
Phone Number: 217-333-1241

  • Comfortable accommodations in the center of campus (10-minute walk to College of Business and 5-minute walk to the College of Engineering
  • Free wireless internet access in all rooms

I Hotel

1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Website - http://stayatthei. com/
Phone Number: 217-819-5000

"Refresh, relax, take a break, and sleep tight. Stay at the I, on-campus, where rooms and suites blend luxury, privacy, and comfort to help you unwind after a long day and recharge your batteries."

  • Free shuttle to and from Willard airport, Illinois terminal, any campus building
  • Complimentary Breakfast at the I-cafe or half-off at Houlihan's
  • Free wireless & parking
  • Custom-designed furnishings
  • ADA-accessible rooms are available
  • All rooms are, of course, smoke-free

Hampton Inn

1200 West University Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Website - http://hamptoninn3. hilton. com/en/hotels/illinois/hampton-inn-champaign-urbana-CMIILHX/index. html
Phone Number: 217-337-1100

"Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana is conveniently located in downtown Urbana, Illinois across the street from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus."

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Clean and fresh Hampton bed ®
  • Free high-speed internet access in every room

Local Airports

The University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI) is five miles south of Champaign, just off US 45. Major airlines link the community to six major hubs where passengers can make connections to destinations worldwide. Taxis and buses are available to pick you up at the airport.
Other airports nearby are:

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