Check-in for all programs is on Sunday morning of your respective week. Parents are free to go after lunch.


Please arrive at Illinois Street Residence Hall between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. 

1010 West Illinois Street
Urbana, IL 61801


Parking on the street and inside the Krannert Center Deck, across the street, is free on Sundays. Some surface lots are reserved 24/7 so be sure to read the blue signs at the entrance.

Check-in and Placement Auditions

Upon arrival, students should bring their instrument with them, but leave luggage with parents until after they have checked in.

At the end of the check-in line most students will be directed to another location for their placement audition.

Students should play their audition first and then find their luggage to move into their room.

Parent may help with move-in, but due to high volume we ask to limit to one parent on the floor and to consider the stairs if your floor isn’t too high.

If you arrive after the check-in line closes, follow the signs to the ISYM Counseling Office located in the main floor of Wardall Hall. Counselors will guide the check in and help get the student delivered to the right place.


9:00 AM – Registration Line opens
11:30 AM – Parent Orientation Meeting in Smith Recital Hall (Get Directions)
12:00 Noon – Parents and students dismissed for lunch on your own.
1:30 PM – Parents drop student off at ISR. Parents dismissed. Students begin with a walking tour of campus with the counselors.
3:00 PM – Instruction starts.
5:00 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – Student Orientation Meeting, Smith Memorial Hall

ISYM Counseling Office

The ISYM counseling office is open all day and is located in the lower level of Wardall Hall (the taller of the two buildings of ISR).

ISYM Counseling Office
113 Wardall Hall
Illinois Street Residence Halls
1010 W. Illinois St.
Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 333-5209 |

The counseling office closes at night and the phone is forwarded to a counselor on duty for night-time emergencies.

Where to go for help

Check-in Line handles check-in, any final payments due, collecting medical forms and distributing keys, ID, meal cards, and t-shirts. Parents do not need to go thru the line.

The Counseling Office handles issues related to room assignments, elective assignments, and general questions.

Feel free to ask the ISR reception desk for help, but generally ISYM questions may be answered at the info table in the lobby or at the counseling office.