Location and Logistics

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Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Gym 4

201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820



Career Fair event sponsors will have two reserved spaces with their company name bagged over the meter in Lot E-24 which is on the west side of the ARC (southwest corner of First and Peabody). We will tow anyone parking in a bagged meter that is not authorized to do so. All other parking is to be directed to Lot E-14 (corner of First and Kirby). Be sure to park south of the "Blue Line." Shuttles will be transporting recruiters to/from E-14 to the ARC. It is strongly suggested that you unload your materials at the ARC before parking in E-14. Volunteers will be on hand to unload materials at the ARC beginning at 10:30 a.m. Click here for a printable parking pass for E-14.

Traveling by car

The University of Illinois is easily accessible by using Interstate 74, Interstate 72, and Interstate 57.

Traveling by air

The University of Illinois is serviced by the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI) which has American Eagle as a major carrier. CMI is located about 5 miles southwest of the University of Illinois. It offers a variety of ground transportation options including taxi service and onsite car rentals from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.

Other major airports within a 160-mile radius of Champaign-Urbana include: Chicago O’Hare (four-hour drive), Chicago Midway (three-and-a-half-hour drive), Bloomington (50-minute drive), and Indianapolis (two-hour drive).


Best Expo handles the inbound career fair materials to the fair. Their team will receive, store, and deliver your materials to your designated booth location at the career fair. Please click here to download the shipping registration form (order form summary). Contact Best Expo at 217-899-1321 or mjacobs@bestexpoinc.com with questions.

Note: Packages shipped directly Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) will not be accepted.

If you are planning to ship display materials to the ACES + LAS Career Fair, the Order Form Summary must be returned by mail, email, or fax to Best Expo, Inc. by Monday, September  14, 2020.

Best Expo does not manage outbound shipping after the event. ACES & Sciences Career Fair staff have made arrangements with FedEx Express for pick-up. Employers using other shipping companies must schedule next day pick-up from the ARC (Activities and Recreation Center at 201 E. Peabody, Champaign, IL 61820). Employers are required to properly label all return shipping materials as ACES & Sciences Career Fair is not responsible for missing or lost packages.

Hotel information

The I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Hawthorn Suites
101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

Illini Union
1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

The Hyatt Place
217 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820