Planning Your Visit

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus is where Red Grange vaulted to international celebrity as the greatest football player of his era; where John Philip Sousa was so impressed with the “world’s greatest college band” that he composed the “University of Illinois March” and bequeathed his personal library of band music; where Ang Lee and Roger Ebert honed their skills before shaping the movie industry; and where the inventor of the LED light is teaching a new generation of engineering students. It is where Abraham Lincoln once walked and still inspires students today as they rub the nose of his bust for good luck.

The Urbana-Champaign campus is a wealth of history. It is also a place where Midwestern values meets the cultural richness a university community has to offer. Whether your interest is in academics, athletics, or arts and entertainment, we have something to inspire you.

See the university’s resource guide for visitors to help you plan your visit. We welcome you here!