Travel Information

All College of Engineering interviews scheduled through Engineering Career Services (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

PayByPhone: This is the most convenient option. No more coins or pay & display receipts! Download the free app, use the mobile web (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. These meters are located in lot B1 (located in the south end of the parking lot across the street from DCL) and in lot B4 (which is the parking garage located at the corner of University Avenue and Goodwin/Mathews). No more coins or pay & display receipts! Call the number on the meter from your cell phone. Or you can Download the free app or use the mobile web (m.paybyphone.com). Below is a map to view where these lots are located related to our building.

Also, there is street metered parking on two sides of our building; cost is $1 per hour for up to 10 hours. There is a change machine in Grainger Library across the street, southside.

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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

*TownePlace Suites by Marriott

524 East Green Street, Champaign
Reservations: (217) 344-1600 (Ask for recruiter rate $129/$139)

Amenities

  • Queen/King studio suites or One bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens
  • Ample well-lit work desk, personalized voicemail and free high speed Internet access
  • Oversized windows in every suite to enhance natural lighting
  • Sundry/Convenience store and free breakfast

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).

 

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