Illinois is home to nearly 33,000 undergraduate students in more than 150 programs of study.  Last year, nearly 1,000 students attended the Graduate & Professional School Fair! 

Registration Cost:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate or Professional Programs: $175.00

All Other Graduate or Professional Programs (In or Out of State): $250.00

Corporate: $350.00 (beginning Sept. 2 if available)


The registration fee includes up to four representatives, one table with two chairs, electricity, wireless internet access, parking, shuttle, and lunch the day of the fair. 


5pm, August 30, 2019. Registration may be closed well before this date if all booths are filled. Registration opens to Corporate Partners if booths still available on September 2, 2019.

Fair Location & Schedule

Fair Location  

This year's fair will be held at the Illini Union, Rooms ABC & the Pine Lounge, located at 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois. We encourage recruiters to arrive at the Illini Union no later than 11:00 a.m. to provide adequate time to set up your table and enjoy lunch before students arrive.


Fair Schedule 

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.:  Representative check-in and set-up

11 a.m.:               Lunch service begins

12 p.m.:                Fair opens to students

 4 p.m.                 Fair concludes     


Shuttle Service

10:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.  -   5:00 p.m. 
Important Deadlines

August 30, 2019 – Registration and cancellations                           

Shipping and Materials

Displays and materials may be shipped directly to the Illini Union. Materials will only be accepted up to five business days before the event.

Packages can arrive no earlier than October 9, 2019.

Facilities managers reserve the right to refuse delivery or charge an additional storage room fee for any and all shipments arriving prior to Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

All packages must be clearly marked with your organization’s name and “Graduate & Professional School Fair”.

Return Shipments (shipping packages from the event)

If your representatives are shipping displays and materials back at the conclusion of the event, be sure they have an account number and shipping labels for your preferred vendor (UPS, FedEx). Materials can be picked up by your vendor at the Illini Union. You are responsible for calling your vendor for pick-up.


Address for shipping and pick-up

Illini Union
Attn: Graduate & Professional School Fair (Oct. 16, 2019)
1401 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801


Printing Materials and Handouts

Please note that printing services are NOT available at the Illini Union. Be sure to bring several copies of your recruiting materials.  Nearly 1,000 students are expected to attend.

Parking, Travel and Lodging

On the day of the fair, you may drop off your materials in front of the Illini Union before parking your vehicle.  Volunteers will be available beginning at 9:45 a.m. to help you unload your materials. You may then proceed to Lot B22 at the corner of University and Goodwin to park your vehicle. No parking permit is required. Shuttle vans will be available between 10:00 a.m. - Noon p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. to transport you between the parking lot and the Union. 

All parking lots and meters are enforced as they are marked.  Be sure to park only in Lot B22 to avoid receiving a ticket. The Career Center and The University is not responsible for any tickets received.