Plan a Visit

Admitted Student Visits

There are many ways to learn more about your admitted major and department to help you make the most informed decision. Meet your future peers and get an idea of what life at Grainger Engineering is like through one of our student organization-led events!

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Prospective Student Visits

Prospective students interested in pursuing an engineering degree can choose a comprehensive overview of our college or dive deeper into any of our departments.  If you'd like to learn about the student experience from current students, register for one of our student organization-led events!

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Admitted IlliniFest

Join us on Saturday, April 20 for Admitted IlliniFest, a campus-wide event designed to help you explore Illinois to the fullest and see yourself as part of it!

P.S. Grainger Engineering is hosting some special events during IlliniFest!

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Visitor Guide

Make the most of your on-campus visit at Illinois with Grainger Engineering. If you've found this page pre-arrival, we recommend visiting the campus "preparing to visit" page as well. 

Here are our recommendations for restaurants and food truck options near the Engineering Quads and Alice Campbell Alumni Center. 

Food Trucks 


Pre-orders available at all locations. 

Locations closest to Engineering Hall and Campus Instructional Facility (CIF)

Locations closest to Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Other nearby restaurants

Need somewhere to stay for a multi-day visit with us or the night before? Here are our recommendations for hotels near the University of Illinois. 

The primary way to park on campus is by paid meter parking. Our campus uses mobilemeter, PayByPhone, and ParkMobile apps. You can also pay with coins (quarters, dimes & nickles). 

Metered parking on the street closest to the Campus Instruction Facility is located on Springfield Ave., Wright St., and Mathews Ave., all north of Green St.

A permit is required to park in University Parking Lots and Garages from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays or 7 days a week. You must read the blue lot sign for details. Parking is free outside of days and hours denoted. 

For information on parking for campus visitors or to purchase a temporary permit, visit our University Parking Department

Maybe you only signed up for a campus program, or maybe you only opted for an academic meeting. If this is the case, see what else is available the day you’ll be on campus. Attending multiple programs can be a good way to get in-depth info about all facets of our university, or to explore multiple options if you’re torn over what it is you want to study.

Didn’t get a tour of the other parts of UIUC campus? Take a self-guided tour or a driving tour for a fuller picture of campus, or scope out the buildings related to your intended major. View the campus map.

Take a housing tour. If you’re taking a campus tour, it includes a housing tour of our Illinois Street Residence (ISR) Halls. Additional walk-in University Housing tours are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. every weekday, excluding holidays and university breaks. You can also pre-arrange a Private Certified Housing tour directly with the facility of your choice.

The best way to get to know what the community feels like at Illinois as an engineering majors is by talking to our students and academic advisors.

  • Visit an Engineering Student Group office weekdays between 2 – 5 PM.
    • Engineering Hall 1st floor – 1308 W. Green Street Urbana 
    • Siebel Center for Computer Science 1st floor - 201 N. Goodwin Ave. Urbana
  • Meet with a Grainger Engineering Department. Schedule an appointment with any of our academic units that are not offering programming on your visit day.
  • Consider filling out our College Visit Guide for UIUC and other schools you visit to easily compare them later on. 

Budding aerospace engineers enjoy their first day of GAMES Aerospace Camp

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Summer Programs

During the summer, WYSE offers multiple Engineering Summer Camps and STEM research experiences for middle school and high school students.

Learn more about WYSE summer programs


Get a Bird's-Eye View

Take a drone tour through the Grainger Engineering campus

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Take a Photo Tour of Grainger Engineering 

Check out our snapshot slideshow to get a peek inside a few landmark locations, classrooms, labs, and hangout spots on the Grainger Engineering campus.

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Grainger Engineering Visit Presentations

You're welcome to review the college's prospective or admitted student presentation slides at any time.

Find or revisit the campus admissions presentations here.

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