CEE Tailgate


Due to concerns about large gatherings possibly contributing to the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we have decided to cancel the 2020 Tailgate. It will be rescheduled in 2021. This page will be updated as soon as new information becomes available. Please contact Keely Ashman, kashman@illinois.edu, with any questions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For updates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign about how this rapidly changing situation is affecting the university community, please visit covid19.illinois.edu.


CEE alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to come together to network and celebrate at CEE's tailgate! Join us for a great day of tailgating with food, drinks and networking prior to the football game in Memorial Stadium. Game tickets will also be available for purchase.

CLEAR BAG POLICY: the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has adopted a clear bag policy for entrance into Memorial Stadium. Full details are available here. These rules only apply to stadium entry; if you plan to only attend the tailgate you are welcome to carry your usual bag.

Event Information:


9:00am - 11:00am (kickoff is at 11:00am)


Grange Grove at Memorial Stadium
Champaign, IL


Tailgate only: $15 (students), $38 (all other attendees)
Add a ticket to the game for an extra $10 (students) or $20 (all other attendees). Seats are near the 30-yard line.


Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana
1200 West University Ave.
Urbana, Illinois


Contact Information:

Keely Ashman
Coordinator of Alumni & Corporate Relations 
1117 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab
205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 333-6454