Housing & Travel


The 2015 Symposium on LIS Education will take place at:
501 E. Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820-6211

More information about getting to campus is available through the University of Illinois website.

For local transporation, consider the Champaign-Urbana Bus System.


There are many hotels in Champaign-Urbana and on campus, including the Illini Union Hotel and the I Hotel. For a list of other hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast accommodations in Champaign-Urbana, check out the Champaign-Urbana Convention and Visitors Bureau websites.

We plan to facilitate local students hosting visiting students. Please be in touch with the Planning Committee at lis.edu.symposium@gmail.com if you are in need of housing.


There are many metered spaces available for visitors on the streets surrounding the symposium building. Most of these are owned by the city of Champaign and have two hour limits.

There are three parking lots in the direct vicinity of the LIS building. Here are the parking restrictions:

Lot C5—This is the surface lot that surrounds the LIS building. It is open to general parking between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. You must have a permit between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. This lot also has a few rented spaces that are closed to visitors 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week and some metered spaces, so it is important to be aware of the restrictions and pay close attention to how each space is marked.

Lot C10—This University parking structure across the street from the LIS building is open to the public between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. and on weekends. You must have a permit between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Lot C16—This is a housing parking lot across Fifth Street from the LIS building. This lot is closed to visitors at all times.

You can locate Lot C5 and C10 on the Campus Parking Map (click on the PDF at the top right of the page).

Any further questions about parking can be answered by visiting the University of Illinois parking department website or calling them at 217-333-3530.

Don’t hesitate to contact us!

We want to make your Symposium experience as stress free for you as possible. Let us know if you have any concerns, and we will do our darnedest to help you out! Promise.
Email: lis.edu.symposium@gmail.com