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Plan Your Visit

We welcome your visit!

One of the best ways to decide if you belong in engineering at Illinois is to experience campus first-hand and our goal is to make your visit as informative and worthwhile as possible. Come for a few hours, a day, or even overnight! Don’t be surprised if you’re not ready to leave.

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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.

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Special Programs for Prospective Graduate Students

MERGE Program

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

General Inquiries:
217-333-8038 | fax: 217-333-9464

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