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How to Make the Most of Your UIUC Campus Visit

You’ve signed up for your UIUC campus visit! Well done. If you and your Aunt Sue are heading all the way over to Champaign-Urbana, you’re going to want to make the most of your time there. Here’s how. 

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How to Dress

In general, most parts of our tours involve being outside. Before you come, check the weather, and then don’t trust it. You’ll never know what  Mr. Blue Sky  will have in store for you, so come prepared! Maybe 45 degrees doesn’t sound too cold (here in the Midwest we’d laugh at such a suggestion), but even the mildest temperatures start to feel extreme when you’re spending an hour trekking all over campus. Here’s a short list of what you might want to wear:

  • Baseball hat or sun hat 
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate coat (even if it’s late spring, bring a light jacket in case)
  • Gloves, scarf, and winter hat if it looks chilly

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What to Bring

You don’t have to bring much for the tour, but we’ve still listed a few items. The first is an absolute must, the second would be nice, and the rest are suggestions. 

  • Your awesome self
  • A good attitude
  • A small notepad and pen
  • A water bottle
  • An umbrella (you can leave it in the car if you don’t need it)
  • Snacks (a bag of candy never goes amiss)

Questions to Ask

When you’re on campus, you’re going to want to think about how  you  like it. The best way to do that is to live in the moment and focus on what’s around you; you’re only there for a short amount of time and can think of the larger picture later, when you’re at home.

Ask your tour guide anything you want to know about campus. Some examples are:

  • Do most students live in the residence halls?
  • Where do students usually hang out? 
  • How do students get around campus? Do they need cars or bikes?

If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our comprehensive list ! Feel free to write down the ones you care about most and bring them along on the tour.

How to Take Charge of Your Visit

If you have more questions than you think your tour guide can answer (“Who am I?” “What is time?”), never fear. There are ways you can personalize your UIUC campus visit to make your experience more advantageous to you. Here are just a few of them:

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Meet with multiple units. 

Maybe you only signed up for a campus program, or maybe you only opted for an academic meeting. If this is the case, why not 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.

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.

Engage with current students.

We realize it can be intimidating to approach someone you don’t know, and not everyone is an extrovert! But know that our students are at our programs for you, and they want to help you however they can. So don’t be afraid to talk to them, whether that means peppering them with questions during a panel or chatting with them informally.

UIUC is vast, and there’s so much to discover even outside of any tours you’ve already scheduled! So if you have the time, 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.

You can look up your intended major’s webpage (this can be found under the “additional resources” section of your major or through a simple Google search) and check out what their department’s address is; that’s the building where you’ll probably have some of your classes! 

What to Do During Downtime

You might have some downtime during your visit. One way to spend it is all of you sitting in your car and getting in a big fight. But while you’re here in Champaign-Urbana, you might want to check out some of the things campustown has to offer. 

There’s a particularly interesting garbage can near the Union. Or, if dining is more your thing, head on over to Green Street. There are some great restaurants there, especially on the strip between 4th Street and Wright Street. They’re right on campus, so they’re an easy stop for lunch and a good way to scope out the types of stores available for students. After all, Champaign-Urbana is the #1 Midwest Food Town, according to  Midwest Living . 

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While you’re by Green Street, why don’t you take a photo with Alma? It’s a tradition for students to take a picture right after graduation, and those who have planned ahead enjoy comparing pictures from their first tour with ones from their graduation day! 

If you’re wiped out from your busy day, you can always go the Union, Krannert Center, or even one of the restaurants on campus to chill out. You don’t need to go crazy over trying to see everything. Just make sure that you spend your extra time in a way that makes the day better for you. 

What to Do on the Way Home

Once you’re done with your visit, you’ll be able to think about what you saw with some perspective. How much of your excitement (or apprehension) might’ve been because of the tour guide you had, or the people who you went with, or the weather, or that menacing squirrel that wouldn’t leave you alone? Can you separate your feelings about the college itself from factors that don’t really relate to the school? This is difficult to do, but you can at least get a start by thinking over these questions: 

  • What point during the visit was the most fun? 
  • What impressed you about the college?
  • If you could relive one part of your visit, what would it be? 
  • Did you see or hear anything that made you excited about college?
  • What point during the visit was the hardest?
  • Did anything disappoint you about the college?
  • Did anything you learn immediately put you off?
  • Did you see or hear anything that made you anxious about college?

Big Picture

  • How does UIUC compare to other colleges you’ve seen so far? Consider both the vibes (positive or negative) that you got from the college as well as the school’s location, size, and cost.
  • Consider filling out our College Visit Guide for UIUC and other schools you visit in order to more easily compare them later on. 

We can’t wait to see you on campus! Whatever you do, don’t forget to wear those comfortable shoes. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy your time here at UIUC. You might just fall in love. 

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My son and I are signed up for the Blue and Orange day tours on Friday. We are coming that day as I was told the biology department is open that day. He’s very keen to see that department. Is there a way we should sign up for that?

Thanks for reaching out, Trish, and we’re excited to see you and your son today! You should have received an agenda of the day at check-in, and almost all colleges, including some departments, will be represented. College/departmental breakout sessions are at 2:00 p.m. There’s no need to sign up for these sessions; they’re one of the many optional events you and your son can choose to attend throughout the day. We hope this helps, and that you and your son enjoy your time on campus!

Hi I am bringing my 2 sons to the visit this Friday Oct 28 for Blue and Orange day. Will there be an agenda emailed to us before.? We are unsure when exactly it starts. Thanks

Hi Lori, and thanks for reaching out! The check-in for Friday’s Orange & Blue Day will begin at 9:00 AM at the Illini Union, and the event will officially start at 9:30 AM. You’ll receive an agenda for the day when you check in. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Campus Visits team. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

Hello – we are attending the Orange & Blue Day visit on Friday, 11/4, with our daughter. Will the engineering department be available to speak with? Do we need to sign up separately to meet with them? Thank you!

Hi Peter, we’re excited to see your family tomorrow! You’ll received an agenda of the day when you check in. College/departmental breakout sessions are at 2:00 p.m. There’s no need to sign up for these sessions; they’re one of the many optional events your daughter can choose to attend throughout the day. We hope this helps, and that your family enjoys your time on campus!

are there discount codes for the illini hotel for prospective students?

Thanks for reaching out! You’ll want to contact the Illini Union Hotel directly to learn their rates and whether they offer discount codes to campus visitors. Here’s a link to their website for contact information: https://illiniunionhotel.illinois.edu/contact . We’re excited to see you on campus soon!

My daughter Aubrey is signed up for the campus and ACES visit on February 23rd. She is interested in playing trumpet for the band. Is there an opportunity for her to access the band department?

Thanks for reaching out! For specific questions, you’ll want to email us at [email protected] or call us at 217-333-0302 to speak directly with an admissions counselor.

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While many students and families take college visits during the school year, the summer is still a busy time for college admissions offices to coordinate campus visits. With students not bound by a school schedule or single-day campus tours during the school year, the summer offers more flexibility for students and parents to spend a longer time or multiple days on campus.

“The summer really is an ideal time for that exploration," says Kent Barnds, vice president of admissions, financial aid, and communication and marketing at Augustana College in Illinois. "There’s a little greater flexibility on a college campus then to accommodate visits. Summer is sometimes an ideal time for a student and a family that is at the beginning of the college search and may be a little uncertain about what they want."

Summer visits often allow students and families to explore campus more freely and find parking more easily, says Kelly Nolin, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Montana .

A less-crowded campus can also be good for students who may feel anxious about the college experience and can be a less-intimidating way for them to acclimate to a campus environment, she adds.

But it also means students won't get a sense of what the campus feels like when everyone is there, Nolin says. Families should also be aware that some professors may not be available and some offices or buildings may be closed or inaccessible during the summer.

But experts say that with some planning and coordination, families can still schedule effective campus visits. Here are some tips for planning summer college tours.

Be Intentional When Planning a Visit

While it's less frequent than during the academic year, some colleges hold formal visit days during the summer to ensure people from certain offices are present, such as financial aid, academic advising , counseling, residence life and career services. Augustana does this each summer, Barnds says, and he encourages families to plan their visits on those days if possible.

An alternative would be to coordinate with a person or office your student sees as a priority, such as a coach for a prospective athlete or a professor in their field of interest, and schedule an in-person meeting with them – then plan the rest of the visit around that. Families who show up unannounced hoping to see certain people or buildings may not have much luck, Barnds says.

“It never hurts to ask if that meeting might be available, but I do think that students and families have to temper their expectations about who may be available on any given day," he says. "That’s one of the reasons why one of the formal days might be better visit opportunities, because usually college campuses might be mobilizing more resources."

Employees on 12-month contracts, such as those in career services , financial aid and residence life , will likely be on campus, Barnds says, but Nolin says it's still best to plan a meeting ahead of time, preferably at least two weeks in advance. Admissions counselors can often help with this.

"Counselors are a great resource for not just the time on campus but for what families might want to do in the area," she says. "They can recommend other things to check out. They can also set realistic expectations for who is and who isn’t on campus."

Who to Meet and What to See on Campus Visits

A crucial part of an effective college visit is getting questions answered and having conversations about important parts of the college experience, such as available courses, extracurricular activities , residence life, joining a Greek organization and what's available through student support services.

Visiting certain buildings and offices and meeting with specific campus personnel can also help students make informed college decisions. Here's who and what should be on that list, experts say.

Speak With Tour Guides

Barnds, who is also Augustana's executive vice president for strategy and innovation, says the most important resource during summer visits is often the student tour guide.

"That experience of going on a campus tour with a current student, having the ability to ask that current student questions, that’s the most important part of that summer visit experience," he says.

If possible, students should elect to take a guided rather than self-guided tour so that someone is there to answer questions or provide access to buildings that might otherwise be closed, he says.

Visit Primary Study Buildings and Meet With Faculty

College tours sometimes take students through campus without entering buildings. Whether students are set on a major or still exploring, one of the top priorities should be asking to visit a building where they might spend a lot of their time, Barnds says.

For example, a prospective biology major should ask to see a lab, while a prospective journalism student should ask to see the journalism building or student publications office.

Nolin adds that students should also visit the campus library and university center, and meet with faculty or other academic representatives in their prospective major.

"This might not be a faculty member since many professors are not on campus during the summer," Nolin says. "However, they may be able to talk with a departmental adviser or recruiter."

Though some professors are off campus or out of town conducting research during the summer, some may still be local and available to meet in person either in their office or at an off-campus location such as a coffee shop. Others may be open to meeting virtually, Barnds says.

Eat at the Campus Dining Center

Some schools require residential students, especially first-year students , to purchase a meal plan , which can cost between $3,000 and $5,500, or much more in some cases. Because of that, and the number of meals students will likely eat on campus , experts say visiting students should eat at least one meal on campus. Some schools provide at least one complimentary meal as part of the visit.

"Summer is a good time to try out the dining center because it’s a lot less crowded, although choices may be limited," Nolin says. "It’s most important for students with allergies or food intolerances to try a meal while visiting so they can make sure their nutritional needs will be met."

If the dining center is closed, Barnds encourages students to ask current students or campus employees to recommend several local restaurants where students often enjoy eating. This allows prospective students to get a taste of what’s available in town and experience the atmosphere off campus.

Tour a Residence Hall

Some schools require first-year students to live on campus , but some students may choose to do so for convenience or other reasons even as upperclassmen. Experts say visiting students should ask to see a residence hall building and a dorm room while on their visit if it's not part of the tour.

These visits can typically be set up through the school's residence life office, and some schools have a model dorm room for students to tour while visiting.

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Some students may need additional support while in college, whether for academic tutoring, mental health counseling, physical or learning disability accommodations or special health needs and accommodations. Others may want to meet with people in the diversity office, a campus religious ministry or the health center.

Scheduling those meetings over the summer may allow for more meetings and in-depth conversations with the appropriate people, experts say. Knowing where those offices are located, who to contact and what services are available is important to ask about on a summer campus tour, Barnds says.

"Those are sometimes the facilities people don’t see on their campus tours but are the most important facilities once they actually get to a campus," he says.

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Turn right once you reach Lincoln Avenue and head south. You're now on the eastern edge of campus in Urbana. As you pass Illinois Street, you'll see the Hallene Gateway , the Alice Campbell Alumni Center , Spurlock Museum , and the Office of Admissions and Records on your right. If it's warm out, you may also spot the picturesque fountain running between these landmarks.

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As you travel farther south, you'll see some fraternities and sororities on your left and Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls (LAR) on your right. One of many University Housing options, LAR even has its own sustainability garden! Just past LAR is our student health center, McKinley .

Continue past Pennsylvania Avenue, where you'll see even more University Housing units, Pennsylvania and Florida Avenue Residence Halls (PAR and FAR), on your right.

After Florida Avenue, you'll come upon some of our Campus Recreation fields on your right. On your left will be our Idea Garden and larger Arboretum , a beautiful place to connect with nature and recharge. Tucked away among its landscape is the Japan House , which celebrates traditional Japanese arts and culture through tea ceremonies and special events.

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Keep an eye out for St. Mary's Road and turn right. Immediately to your left is our College of Vet Med , where graduate students study veterinary medicine. You’re in the south part of campus, but not the southern edge. Campus actually continues for miles with what we refer to as the South Farms —over 1,000 acres of land devoted to agricultural research and learning.

the rounds barns on campus' South Farms

As you continue on, you’ll see historic round barns on your left and athletic facilities on your right. As you approach First Street, you're certain to notice the State Farm Center , home to Illini basketball and many other entertainment events throughout the year, on your right.

Right on First Street

Turn right on First Street. When doing so, you might be able to catch a glimpse of Research Park beyond the southwest corner of the intersection. A leading hub of innovation and technology, it houses more than 120 companies, including over 50 startups. As you approach Kirby Avenue, Memorial Stadium will be on your right. This is home to Fighting Illini Football. I-L-L!

view of Memorial Stadium from First Street

Continue straight on First Street and you'll find the Activities and Recreation Center , or ARC for short. At 340,000 square feet, it’s one of the largest on-campus recreation centers in the country.

Farther north on your left, you’ll see more recreational fields. On your right is Ikenberry Commons . The largest University Housing complex on campus, it includes some of our newest residence halls.

Right on Gregory Drive

Turn right on Gregory Drive. You’re still looking at Ikenberry Commons on your right; it continues until your next turn on Fourth Street. Student apartments, fraternities, and sororities are located on the left.

Right on Fourth Street

Turn right on Fourth Street. The Armory is on the northeast corner of the intersection. The Armory is home to our ROTC and Marine Corp units, and its indoor track is used by our Fighting Illini track team. Once you turn, you'll see Huff Hall on your left. Huff Hall is home to our volleyball, wrestling, and gymnastics teams, as well as our College of Applied Health Sciences.

Next you’ll see our new Siebel Center for Design , a cross-disciplinary hub for design-based learning, followed by our School of Art and Design Building .

Left on Peabody Drive

Turn left on Peabody Drive, noting our world-class Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center on the southwest corner of the intersection as you do. On your right will then be the College of Law , where graduate students study (you guessed it!) law. On your left, just past the School of Art and Design Building, will be the Krannert Art Museum . This museum is free for students and houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions for all of your art-viewing needs.

view of Krannert Art Museum from Sixth Street

Left on Sixth Street

Turn left on Sixth Street. You’ll now have a better view of the Krannert Art Museum on your left. On your right will be the Education Building, home to our College of Education and its cutting-edge O’Leary Learning Center .

Farther north, on your left, is the Business Instructional Facility . This state-of-the-art building serves as the home base for our Gies College of Business. It includes both the Illinois MakerLab , the world’s first business school 3D printing lab, and the Margolis Market Information Lab , which provides exposure to real-time financial and alternative data.

Business Instructional Facility at Gies College of Business

As you cross Gregory, you'll see the Armory again to the left and our Main Library on your right. The Main Library is home to a breathtaking reading room, the stacks, and The Rare Book and Manuscript Library .

Right on Armory Avenue

Turn right on Armory Avenue. Straight ahead is Gregory Hall. It houses the College of Media, Department of History, and Communications Library, among other things. Behind Gregory Hall you’ll glimpse our Main Quad once more, along with Foellinger Auditorium . Foellinger houses some of our largest lectures—you’ll likely have at least one class here at some point!

Left on Wright Street

Turn left on Wright Street. Gregory Hall will be on your right, followed by Lincoln Hall. A bust of Abraham Lincoln can be found inside this building’s entrance; it’s tradition for students to rub his nose for good luck before a big test! Lincoln Hall is also home to our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Left on Chalmers Street

Turn left on Chalmers Street. As you approach Fifth Street, our International Studies Building will be on your right. This building is home to our study abroad office . After passing Fifth Street, you'll see an apartment complex, Illini Tower, on your left. This living unit is one of many Private Certified Housing options approved by the university for incoming students.

Continue until you get to Fourth Street, then turn right. Here you'll see more student apartments, fraternities, and sororities.

Right on Springfield Avenue

Continue until you arrive at Springfield Avenue, then turn right. Once you pass Wright Street, you're in the heart of our Engineering campus. Grainger Engineering Library is on your right. It sits on the north side of the Bardeen Quad opposite Engineering Hall, which we passed earlier. The Digital Computer Lab , which houses Engineering Career Services, is on your left.

Left on Mathews Avenue

Turn left on Mathews Avenue. Once you cross Stoughton Street, you'll see Siebel Center for Computer Science (home to our computer science department) on your right, and Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory (home to our civil and environmental engineering department) on your left.

Continue north on Mathews. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications , a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship, is next on your right. On the left is our Hydro-Systems Lab , an 11,000 square-foot hydraulic research laboratory.

Right on University Avenue & Right on Goodwin Avenue

Turn right onto University Avenue, then turn right onto Goodwin Avenue. To your left will soon be Campbell Hall, home of Illinois Public Media —a not-for-profit public media service of the College of Media. Siebel Center for Computer Science will again be on your right, followed by additional engineering buildings until you reach Green Street.

view of the front of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts from Goodwin Avenue

Keep heading south on Goodwin. When you pass Illinois Street, you'll see the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on your left. This impressive performance facility has five stories, most of which is underground. It serves as home for many College of Fine and Applied Arts students. On your right is our Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory; students studying chemistry, biochemistry, and biology will become very familiar with this building!

You'll see our Music Building , the heart of our School of Music, on your left as you approach Nevada Street. Nevada Street itself is home to our cultural houses; the Asian American Cultural Center , the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center , La Casa Cultural Latina , and the Native American House will all be to your right. Just past Nevada Street you'll see University Housing’s Busey-Evans residence halls on your left.

Continue on, and Bevier Hall (home to multiple College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences departments and Bevier Cafe , a tasty student-operated restaurant) will be on your right and Freer Hall (home to our kinesiology department) on your left. The Edward R. Madigan Laboratory, which provides space for research in areas such as nutrition and biotechnology, will be straight ahead, across Gregory Drive.

Left on Gregory Drive

Turn left on Gregory Drive. Straight ahead you’ll see Allen Hall , a creative, arts-immersive University Housing option. On your left you’ll see Campus Recreation Center East , or CRCE for short. Smaller than the ARC, yet still an impressive recreation facility!

Right on Dormer Drive

Turn right on Dormer Drive. On your right you’ll see the Plant Sciences Laboratory , a large greenhouse complex, and part of our College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (beyond lies the South Quad and McFarland Bell Tower). Just past Peabody Drive you’ll see the National Soybean Research Laboratory on your right.

Left on Pennsylvania Avenue

Turn left on Pennsylvania Avenue. On your right will be University Housing’s Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls once more. On your left is Illini Grove , part of Campus Recreation and a great place to enjoy the outdoors!

Right on Lincoln Avenue & Right on Florida Avenue

Turn right on Lincoln Avenue, then take another right on Florida Avenue. As you continue to head west on Florida Avenue, it will eventually turn into Kirby Avenue. You’ll get another view of many of our sports facilities as you travel along this strip, including ball diamonds and tennis courts on your left, Memorial Stadium on your right, and State Farm Center on your left.

Right on Neil Street

Eventually, you’ll run into Neil Street (Route 45), where you’ll turn right. This will bring you back to Neil and Green, where you began your tour. (If your stomach is now rumbling and you choose to continue north, you’ll arrive in Downtown Champaign , a charming area with a wide variety of delicious restaurants.)

We hope you enjoyed your drive around campus and that you get to experience all of it (sans car) soon enough. Go Illini!

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