Visiting Campus FAQ


Yes, you can schedule a campus visit online or by calling 217-333-0824.

We offer walk-in hours Mondays through Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. Individual appointments with our admissions counselors do not need to be pre-arranged. Just drop by and we'll be happy to talk!

Yes, although available dates vary by academic community. Select the program you're interested in from our list, and you’ll have the option to add an admissions info session and campus tour while registering.


You can view our current COVID-19 guidelines on our Preparing to Visit webpage.

Brief financial aid information is provided during our programs. In addition, the Office of Student Financial Aid has walk-in hours available for speaking with financial aid counselors Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines on campus, guests cannot attend in-person classes at this time. Please check out our virtual classes online.

If you're interested in touring a university residence hall, visit our Housing website to view your options. You also have the option of visiting private certified housing units while on campus.

Directions & Accommodations

Champaign-Urbana is easily accessed by I-72, I-74, and I-57. If you’re flying, you can fly directly into University of Illinois Willard Airport (code CMI). The airport is about 5 miles south of Champaign, just off U.S. Route 45.

Travel instructions are included when a reservation is made for a visit. Our office is located at 901 West Illinois Street in Urbana, but please check the location of your event in your instructions since programs are held across campus.

Visit programs are held at different locations across campus, so please check your event confirmation email for parking information. No free parking is available. Metered parking ($1 per hour) is offered in lot D-9 on the corner of Lincoln and Illinois Streets in Urbana. Additional metered parking is available on the street or in lots near our office and the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. You can pay with coins or electronically by downloading the MobileMeter app. If you forget to bring change, it can be made at our program check-in table.

For more parking information, contact Campus Parking at 217-333-3530.

Because more than 30,000 people visit us each year, we’re unable to schedule overnight visits. However, prospective students are welcome to make individual arrangements with friends on campus. Visitors may also check out local accommodations.