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Over the years, our beautiful campus has attracted presidents, CEOs, Nobel Laureates, foreign dignitaries, and thousands of students like you. See for yourself what our campus, our community, and our MBA program have to offer by scheduling a visit.

When you come to campus, you'll receive a tour of our new state-of-the-art Business Instructional Facility as well as Illinois' central campus. To get the most from your visit, please schedule your trip during the school year when classes are in session so that you can attend an MBA class and meet with current students and admissions advisors.

The Business Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois

To schedule your visit, email us or call (217) 244-7602. If you are unable to visit campus or are anxious to take a sneak peek before your trip, you can take a photo tour of the University of Illinois.


Useful Information For Your Visit


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Please arrive ten minutes prior to your scheduled time and check in with the receptionist located in 3019 Business Instructional Facility.

If you are driving a car to campus, please plan to allow extra time to locate parking. You will need to park at a metered spot, which is located along the sides of most campus streets. The charge for parking meters is $0.75 per hour.

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Driving Directions

The University of Illinois is an easy drive from Chicago, St. Louis, or Indianapolis.

Driving West on Interstate 74

  1. Drive west on I-74 to Lincoln Ave. (Exit 183)
  2. Turn left (south) onto Lincoln Ave.
  3. Turn right (west) onto Pennsylvania Ave.
  4. Turn right (north) onto 6th Street
  5. Park at a metered spot and walk to the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) at the southwest corner of 6th St. and Gregory Dr.
  6. The Illinois MBA is located on the 3rd floor of BIF, room 3019

Driving East on Interstate 74

  1. Drive east on I-74 to Neil St. (Exit 182)
  2. Turn right (south) onto Neil St.
  3. Turn left (east) onto Springfield Ave.
  4. Turn right (south) onto 4th St.
  5. Turn left (east) onto W. Gregory Dr.
  6. Turn right onto 6th St. and find a metered parking spot.
  7. Walk to the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) at the corner of 6th St. and Gregory Dr.
  8. The Illinois MBA is located on the 3rd floor of BIF, room 3019

Driving North or South on Interstate 57

  1. From I-57 turn east on I-74
  2. Drive east on I-74 to the Neil Street exit
  3. Turn right (south) onto Neil Street
  4. Drive 2.6 miles to Kirby Avenue (McDonalds on the SW corner)
  5. Turn left (east) on Kirby Avenue
  6. Turn left (north) on 4th Street
  7. Turn right (east) on Pennsylvania Avenue
  8. Turn left (north) on 6th Street
  9. Park at a metered spot and walk to the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) at the southwest corner of Sixth St. and Gregory Dr.
  10. The Illinois MBA is located on the 3rd floor of BIF, room 3019
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Hotel Information

The Illinois MBA has made arrangements for reduced rates for prospective MBAs at several area hotels:

Illini Union Hotel

1401 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
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  • Comfortable accommodations in the center of campus (10-minute walk to Business Instructional Facility (BIF))
  • Free parking
  • Free wireless internet access in all rooms

For rate information and to make a reservation call 217.333.1241 or visit http://www.union.illinois.edu/Hotel/.

I Hotel

1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820
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"Refresh, relax, take a break, sleep tight. Stay at the I, on-campus, where rooms and suites blend luxury, privacy, and comfort to help you unwind after a long day and recharge your batteries."

  • Free shuttle to and from Willard airport, Illinois terminal, any campus building
  • Complimentary breakfast at the I-cafe or half-off at Houlihan's
  • Free wireless & parking
  • Custom-designed furnishings
  • ADA-accessible rooms are available
  • All rooms are, of course, smoke-free

For the university visitor rate, make your reservation here.

Hawthorn Suites

101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
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  • Free shuttle service to and from Willard Airport and to campus
  • Breakfast buffett

Reservations can be made online or by phone at 217.398.3400.

Hilton Garden Inn

1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
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The Hilton Garden Inn Champaign-Urbana hotel in Champaign, Illinois is located within two blocks of the University of Illinois Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium or a short drive to the University of Illinois Research Park.

  • Free parking
  • Free wireless internet access
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Local Airports

The University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI) is five miles south of Champaign, just off US 45. Major airlines link the community to six major hubs where passengers can make connections to destinations worldwide. Taxis and buses are available to pick you up at the airport.

Other airports nearby are:

Train & Bus

AMTRAK

Champaign (CHM)
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LEX Express

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