The Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Illinois is world-renowned for its excellence in both teaching and research. Our students and faculty are developing the innovations that will define the future of our industry.

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ECE ILLINOIS alumnus Danny Gardner with members of his startup Mesh++

Plan Your Visit

Planning to visit the department? Please let us know of your plans, we‘ll make sure you get the most out of your visit. 

Prospective Student Visit →

Alumni Visit →

Take a Tour

Want to see the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building?Complete the form below, or, to take a self-guided tour, pick up a tour booklet near the Office of Advancement in the northeast corner of the building’s first floor. 

Tour Request Form →

Virtual Tour →

Reserving Space

Interested in reserving the ECE Building for an event? Please click below for more information and to make a request.

Reservation Policy →

Student Access to the ECE Building

Select students are granted access to the ECE Building using proximity i-cards. Access is often granted to the building itself, and specific spaces that depend on student needs. Students given access include:

  • Current Illinois ECE majors and minors
  • Students who have Open Lab privileges
  • Students enrolled in certain instructional lab courses


Metered parking is available on Wright Street and east of the nearby Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana.


All areas of the ECE Building are accessible.

ECE Building Map

Click for  full interior map of the ECE Building.

Other ECE Buildings

Additional ECE faculty offices, research groups, and laboratories are housed in other buildings on campus.

Building Hours

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

About the ECE Building

A new home building for Illinois ECE opened in the fall of 2014. Learn about the features that make the ECE Building a unique and outstanding asset for our students and faculty. You can also learn more about how financial support for the building can make a difference in our department.

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