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Directions + Parking

Please note: As part of an ongoing project to renovate Krannert Center's parking garage elevator lobbies, the elevator lobby in Orange Parking (Illinois Street upper level) is currently closed. The elevator is not accessible from the Orange Parking garage. If you would like stair access from the Orange Parking garage, please use the door to the south (left) of the elevator lobby. If you would like elevator access from Illinois Street and are driving, please instead use the Yellow Parking (Illinois Street lower level) garage. The elevator can be accessed from Yellow Parking or from the two Oregon Street garages (Blue and Green). In addition, an accessible ramp is available from the street to the lobby-level entrance on Oregon Street. Please consider allotting some additional time to reach your destination while this work takes place. We appreciate your patience with the inconvenience you might experience as we work to serve you better!


Krannert Center is located at 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. Situated near the eastern edge of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, the Center is bordered by Goodwin Avenue on the west, Gregory Street on the east, Oregon Street on the south, and Illinois Street on the north.

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From I-74: Take the Lincoln Avenue exit. Head south on Lincoln Avenue, crossing Bradley Avenue, University Avenue, Springfield Avenue, and Green Street. Turn right on Illinois Street (one block south of Green), which borders Krannert Center on its north side, or turn right on Oregon Street (three blocks south of Green), which borders the Center on its south side. Krannert Center is one block west of Lincoln Avenue.

From I-57: If you're coming from the north, exit I-57 at I-74 heading east, then follow the above directions from I-74. If you're coming from the south, exit I-57 at Curtis Road. Head east on Curtis to Neil Street and turn left (or north). Turn right (or east) on Windsor Road, and then left (or north) on Lincoln Avenue. Follow Lincoln Avenue north past Florida Avenue to Oregon Street. Turn left on Oregon Street, which borders Krannert Center on its south side, or turn left on Illinois Street, which borders the Center on its north side. Krannert Center is one block west of Lincoln Avenue.


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Parking is free in Krannert Center’s underground garages in the evenings after 5pm and all day on weekends. Overflow parking is available in University lots D1 north of Illinois Street, and D9 at the corner of Illinois Street and Lincoln Avenue. Permits are required before 5pm on weekdays in all University lots.  Courtesy winter hours for Krannert Center’s garages allow free parking after 4pm beginning on the date that Daylight Saving Time ends in the fall until the return of Daylight Saving Time in the spring, as well as all day on weekends. For more information about parking rules and regulations, please contact the Parking Department at 217.333.3530.

Krannert Center's parking garages can be accessed from the north side off Illinois Street or the south side off Oregon Street. All four garages connect through tunnels under the east end of the building.  Before 5pm on weekdays, free 30-minute parking spots are available in the lower south garage (green), and meters are available in both north garages (orange and yellow).  Accessible parking spaces are available on all levels of Krannert Center’s underground garages. Spaces with meters require payment even if accessible plates or hangtags are displayed.

Read about temporary waiting room closures in our parking garages.

Champaign-Urbana MTD

Champaign-Urbana’s Mass Transit District hosts several routes that will let you off just steps from our doors. For the latest route and schedule information, check the MTD web site. By the way, U of I students, staff, and faculty ride for free with an i-card!