Travel Information

All College of Engineering interviews scheduled through ECS are held in our 39-room interview suite adjacent to the ECS office at 3270 Digital Computer Lab, located at 1304 W. Springfield Avenue in Urbana.

  • DCL is located 4 blocks west of Lincoln Avenue on the north side of the street, across from the Grainger Engineering Library, at the corner of Springfield and Mathews Avenue.
  • Engineering Career Services is located within DCL in the southeast corner of the building on the 3rd floor

Driving Instructions to DCL (Digital Computer Lab) & ECS

1304 W. Springfield Avenue (corner of Springfield & Mathews)
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-1960

From I-74

  • Take Lincoln Avenue (exit 183) from I-74
  • Travel south on Lincoln Avenue to Springfield Avenue and turn right
  • DCL is located 4 blocks west of Lincoln Avenue on the north side of the street
  • ECS is located within DCL in the southeast corner of the building on the 3rd floor in Suite 3270

From I-72

  • As you arrive in Champaign, I-72 becomes University Avenue
  • Follow University Avenue to the second traffic light at Mattis Avenue and turn right
  • Follow Mattis Avenue south to Springfield Avenue and turn left
  • Follow Springfield Avenue east for approximately 4 miles
  • DCL is located across the street from the Grainger Engineering Library, at the corner of Springfield and Mathews Avenue
  • ECS is located within DCL in the southeast corner of the building on the 3rd floor in Suite 3270

From I-57

  • Exit at the University Avenue exit and follow the directions from I-72

Parking Information

You can choose from several parking options:

  • PayByPhone: (most convenient way to pay for parking) No more coins or pay & display receipts! Download our free app, use the mobile web (m.paybyphone.com) or call the number on the meter from any phone. PayByPhone users love the text message reminders as well as the ability to add more time from anywhere without having to rush back to the meter. Other great features include email receipts (ideal for submitting travel expenses), managing your account online, and adding multiple vehicles.
  • Metered parking: Metered parking is available throughout campus, including on the streets adjacent to DCL (Springfield Avenue and Mathews Avenue). Additional visitor meters are located in the University Avenue parking deck B4 or on the south side of the permit lot B1. All metered parking is $1.00 per hour. A change machine is available in the ECS office.
  • Other options: Hampton Inn Hotel and the Illini Union Hotel both offer complimentary parking to hotel guests and are within a 5-minute walk to DCL. Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Eastland Suites also offer complimentary parking and shuttle service, and are located about 10 minutes from the Engineering campus.

Hotels

*The following hotels are within walking distance of DCL or provide shuttle service to campus. Please note that Engineering Career Services does not endorse specific hotels. For a complete listing of local accommodations, please visit http://engineering.illinois.edu/corporations/travel-information.

*Hampton Inn

1200 W. University Avenue, Urbana
Reservations: (217) 337-1100

Amenities
  • Double room
  • Located 3 blocks north of DCL and ECS
  • High speed wireless internet access throughout hotel
  • Indoor pool, exercise room, and spa
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Adjacent to Perkins restaurant

*Illini Union Hotel

1401 W. Green Street, Urbana
Reservations: (217) 333-1241

Amenities
  • Single room
  • Located 2 blocks south of DCL and ECS
  • Free parking
  • Access to food court and cafes
  • Conference rooms available

iHotel & Conference Center

1800 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
Reservations: stayatthei.com or 217/819-5000
Recruiters visiting campus for University events can request a discounted University rate of $109. Book online or call the I Hotel Sales Office at (217) 819-5484 to request the discounted rate.

Amenities
  • AAA Four Diamond Quality Standards
  • Complimentary luxury transportation services to/from Willard Airport and campus buildings
  • High speed internet access
  • 24-hour Business Suite
  • Onsite full-service restaurant and coffee bar

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

1001 Killarney Street, Urbana
Reservations: (217) 328-0328

Amenities
  • Onsite fitness center
  • High speed internet access
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Onsite Business Center
  • Free campus shuttle services

Other hotels in the Champaign-Urbana area

Best Western
Country Inn and Suites by Carlson
Courtyard by Marriott
Hawthorn Suites by Hyatt
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn
Homewood Suites by Hilton

Airports

The University of Illinois is serviced by the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI) and American Airlines.

Willard is located approximately 5 miles southwest of campus. It offers a variety of transportation options, including a mass transit shuttle and taxi service.

Other major airports within a 160-mile radius of Champaign-Urbana include Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Chicago Midway (MDW), Bloomington, IL (BMI), and Indianapolis (IND).
h3>Car Rental

On-site car rental is available at Willard Airport from the following providers:

  • Avis – (217) 359-5442
  • Budget – (217) 378-8584
  • Hertz – (217) 359-5413
  • National/Enterprise – (217) 359-5259