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. Take a photo tour of CEE and explore the visit options below.

Take a tour and see what Illinois has to offer.

Explore CEE at Illinois

Take a photo tour of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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See Grainger Engineering

Grainger offers regular tours led by Engineering Tour Guides. 

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Take a Campus Tour

Illinois has a variety of tour options, including a Virtual Reality experience.

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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

Photo Tour of
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, Yeh Center. One of two main entrances to the building.

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Students studying in the Yeh Center.

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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.

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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. 

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The Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory offers more than 11,000 square feet of instructional and experimental space.

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CEE facilities are second to none, allowing students unparalleled educational and research experiences.

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Some of the concrete canoes from CEE's past hang on the wall in the crane bay of Newmark Lab.

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Two members of the 2020-2021 Concrete Canoe paddle team practice their rowing skills.

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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).

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