Visitor Information

Whether you are a prospective student, parent of a current student, alumnus or alumna, or recruiter, we welcome you to visit our campus and business instructional facilities. Provided below are links to various resources to help you plan your visit.

Visitor Resources

Driving Directions

The University of Illinois is an easy drive from Chicago, St. Louis, or Indianapolis.

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 Pennsylvania Ave.
  4. Turn right (north) onto 6th Street
  5. Park at a metered spot and walk to the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) at the southwest corner of 6th St. and Gregory Dr.

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 (south) onto 4th St.
  5. Turn left (east) onto W. Gregory Dr.
  6. Turn right onto 6th St. and find a metered parking spot.
  7. Walk to the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) at the corner of 6th St. and Gregory Dr.

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 2.6 miles to Kirby Avenue (McDonalds on the SW corner)
  5. Turn left (east) on Kirby Avenue
  6. Turn left (north) on 4th Street
  7. Turn right (east) on Pennsylvania Avenue
  8. Turn left (north) on 6th Street
  9. Park at a metered spot and walk to the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) at the southwest corner of Sixth St. and Gregory Dr.

Hotel Information

Illini Union Hotel

1401 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
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  • Comfortable accommodations in the center of campus (10-minute walk to Business Instructional Facility (BIF))
  • Free parking
  • Free wireless internet access in all rooms

For rate information and to make a reservation call 217.333.1241 or visit http://www.union.illinois.edu/Hotel/.

I Hotel

1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820
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"Refresh, relax, take a break, 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

For the university visitor rate, make your reservation here.

Hawthorn Suites

101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
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  • Free shuttle service to and from Willard Airport and to campus
  • Breakfast buffett

Reservations can be made online or by phone at 217.398.3400.

Hilton Garden Inn

1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
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The Hilton Garden Inn Champaign-Urbana hotel in Champaign, Illinois is located within two blocks of the University of Illinois Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium or a short drive to the University of Illinois Research Park.

  • Free parking
  • Free wireless internet access

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: