Travel/Parking Information

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

  • 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.

The “Visit Champaign County” website ( has detailed information on getting to Champaign-Urbana, hotels/lodging, and if time allows things to do during your trip.


PayByPhone:  This is the most convenient option. No more coins or pay & display receipts. You can register in one of three ways:

  • Call the number on the meter from your cell phone
  • Download the free PayByPhone App
  • Use the mobile web at

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 (see map below) which is located at the south end of the parking lot across the street from DCL and in lot B4 (see map below) which is the parking garage located at the corner of University Avenue and Goodwin/Mathews.

Here’s a map of the campus lots B1 and B4:  DCL Parking Lot Map.

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 Grainger Library.

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.