Plan Your Visit
Welcome to CEE!
One of the best ways to decide if you belong in engineering at Illinois is to experience campus first-hand. Due to safety restrictions related to COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer in-person tours. Instead, take a photo tour of the department and see what we have to offer!
Daily Visits for All Prospective & Admitted Students
The University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers daily programs consisting of an overview of the admissions information, financial aid, housing, and a student panel.
We then encourage you to join The Grainger College of Engineering for an Engineering campus tour and information session, which begins at 2:00 p.m. For the session, you'll be able to ask engineering specific questions to deans and academic advisors. Plan for about an hour for the tour and another hour for the Q & A.
Special Programs for Prospective Graduate Students
The University of Illinois is committed to diversity. The Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) program invites promising students to visit campus for an all-expense-paid, in-depth view of the outstanding programs and facilities available for graduate study in engineering.
CEE Visit Day for Admitted and Prospective Graduate Students
At various times throughout the year, admitted and prospective civil and environmental engineering graduate students are invited to campus for a departmental visiting day. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the department, attend a poster presentation session given by current graduate students, tour the department and campus, and network with students and faculty. Learn more.
Women Exploring Graduate Opportunities in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Women Exploring Graduate Opportunities in Civil and Environmental Engineering (WeGoCEE) is an annual two-day networking and professional development workshop focused on exploring graduate education and research opportunities in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Learn more.
How to Find Us
CEE at Illinois has its headquarters on the north side of the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory and the Hydrosystems Laboratory. The twin cities of Champaign and Urbana are located in central Illinois, approximately 130 miles southwest of Chicago, 180 miles northeast of St. Louis, Mo., and 120 miles west of Indianapolis, Ind.
Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
205 N. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801
217-333-8038 | fax: 217-333-9464
Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, Yeh Center. One of two main entrances to the building.
Students studying in the Yeh Center.
Students in CEE195 About Civil Engineering and CEE495 Field Methods in Water Resources help dye the Boneyard Creek orange to study methods of measuring pollutants in streams.
A student prepares a hot-mix asphalt specimen with a gyratory compactor for further testing at the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL), where technologies for airport, highway and rail systems are developed.
The Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory offers more than 11,000 square feet of instructional and experimental space.
CEE facilities are second to none, allowing students unparalleled educational and research experiences.
Some of the concrete canoes from CEE's past hang on the wall in the crane bay of Newmark Lab.
Two members of the 2020-2021 Concrete Canoe paddle team practice their rowing skills.
Senator Duckworth, right, listens to UI graduate student Tom Roadcap explain how stresses around the bolt-holes at rail joints can lead to cracking during a 2017 visit to the Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL).