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Arrival Information

The following information will assist you in navigating through your arrival process. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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AMTRAK ARRIVALS – For all students arriving on Amtrak, please contact Monique Williams, in the Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations at (217) 206.8422, so that you can arrange for someone to pick you up when you arrive and drop you off for your departure.

Please contact our office 48 hours prior to your arrival to Springfield. When calling please be prepared to give your arrival and departure times, as well as, the train names and numbers. When purchasing your train tickets, please make sure your final destination is the Springfield, IL Amtrak Station.

PARKING – All designated parking for First Yeat Student Orientation will be in Parking Lot E with overflow in Parking Lot D. Please reference the “Visitors and Residential Student Parking map” link for further detail.

CHECK IN ( Campus Map) – Check in will take place in the University Hall Building (UHB). Check in is based on last name and if you are taking a Math or Language Placement Exam. Check in times are as follows:

Check in information

The check-in process to the Lincoln Residence Hall will begin at 8:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive by 10:00 a.m. on the first day of Summer Orientation. You will be asked to check out from 7:00-7:45 a.m. the following day. A secure storage area for your luggage is provided.

Check in will take place in the University Hall Building (UHB). Check in is based on last name and if you are taking a Math or Language Placement Exam. Check in time are as follows:
9:00 a.m. (for students taking 3 or more tests)
9:30 a.m. (for students taking 2 tests)
10:00 a.m. (non-testers check-in)

If you are unsure if you will need to take a math placement exam, please contact Undergraduate Advising at (217) 206.7471. If you are unsure if you will be taking a language placement exam please contact Modern Language at (217) 206.6790.

What to Bring

STUDENTS

  • Casual clothes
  • Gym wear (outside activities)
  • Running shoe (You’ll be taking part in interactive activities)
  • Toiletries (such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, (etc.)
  • Bath Towel (optional, one is provided)
  • Pillow, Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Alarm clock
  • Spending money (Efollettes has great UIS gear!)
  • Rain wear (just in case!)
  • Sweater or jacket (some meeting rooms can be a little chilly)
  • Proof of immunization if not already provided to the university
  • Net ID and Net Password for class registration

PARENTS

  • Casual clothes
  • Comfortable gym wear (You’ll be taking part in group activities)
  • Comfortable running shoe
  • Sweater or jacket (some meeting rooms can be a little chilly)
  • Rain wear (just in case)
  • A good book ( you will have some time to relax)
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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
217-206-6600

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