Campus Resources - Get Involved

Navigating Parkland


The main Parkland College campus is located in northwest Champaign near the intersection of interstate highways 57, 72, and 74. See Parkland's Locations and Maps page to view maps and location details for all campuses. 

Campus Directory

See the Office Department Directory to view a listing of Parkland departments. See Employee Directory for individual contact information. Employee credentials can be found in the Catalog directory

Public Transportation

Many students qualify for reduced-fee or free rides with the Champaign-Urbana-Mass Transit District. In addition to serving Champaign-Urbana-Savoy, CU-MTD is the transportation provider for University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff as well as Unit 4 and District 116 middle and high school students. Visit the CU MTD website to view the Parkland College bus routes. 


Parkland College Bookstore is a local bookstore serving the students, faculty and staff of Parkland College with pride. Our primary goal is to ensure students are able to obtain the course materials they need at reasonable prices. We also provide many other items to support your academic career and school spirit. Please visit the Parkland College Bookstore webpage or stop by the store (first floor, student union/U-Wing) during business hours.

Betsy's Bistro

Betsy's Bistro is located in the student union. Visit the Betsy's Bistro webpage for hours and menu. 

Get Involved


Honors Program

The Parkland College Honors Program offers unique educational opportunities and scholarships each semester to students motivated to challenge themselves academically; find an outlet for a special academic interest or talent; or simply continue their commitment to scholastic achievement. Visit the Honors Program webpage for more information. 

Applied Media Promotions (AMP)

Applied Media Promotions (AMP) is a student-staffed strategic communications firm operated by the Fine and Applied Arts Department at Parkland College, and housed under the umbrella of Parkland's Entrepreneurial Network (PEN.) We provide students with the opportunity to enhance their writing, critical thinking, creative, and technical skills by producing promotional materials for nonprofit organizations in the Champaign-Urbana community. Visit the AMP webpage for more information. 

Center for Community Engagement 

The mission of the Parkland College Center for Community Engagement is to support and promote the active engagement of the College’s students, faculty, and staff in partnership with the communities of Illinois Community College District 505. 

In collaboration with the community-based organizations of District 505, and through such forms of community engagement as service-learning and volunteerism, the Center for Community Engagement not only supports Parkland College’s commitment to “engage the community in learning,” but also help fulfill our commitment to value “active citizenship.”

Visit the Center for Community Engagement webpage for more information. 

Perimeter Road Sound Recordings 

Perimeter Road is Parkland College's student-staffed record label. We provide students who are interested in the music business an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom to real-world experiences. Selected up and coming musicians are given an opportunity to record, release and promote their music free of charge. Visit the Perimeter Road webpage for more information.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Parkland College recognizes the profound importance of changes in the world’s political, economic, cultural, and natural environments. Parkland College encourages students to explore the world and discover the benefits of living and studying in another country through a variety of study abroad programs.  In addition living abroad the Study Abroad area offers virtual study abroad programs for students.  In order to offer more programming to students, staff and faculty Parkland’s study abroad program works closely with the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs, and Community Colleges for International Development. In addition to supporting students, the study abroad office helps develop and promote opportunities for faculty, and staff to work and study abroad.



Parkland College Cobras have 8 intercollegiate athletic teams that compete in: Baseball, Basketball-Women’s and Men’s, Golf-Men’s, Soccer-Women’s and Men’s, Softball-Women and Volleyball-Women.  Our teams are very respected both regionally and nationally. Parkland College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA Division II), also a member of Region 24 and the Mid-West Athletic Conference.  Our Cobras teams have earned 7 NJCAA National Championships, multiple national runner-ups, numerous regional and conference championships in all of our sports.  Admission to all Cobra sporting events is free to all Parkland College students, faculty, and staff (Parkland College ID is required). 

If a Parkland College student is interested in trying out for one of our teams, they should visit the Athletic department website or call 217/351-2226.


Parkland College offers over 30 student clubs and organizations designed to help students make new friends, get involved in community service, and explore their specific interests and talents. To learn more about the active clubs and organizations or to start a new one please visit the Clubs and Organization website.

Fitness Center

Parkland College Fitness Center is one of our most prized gems and is an impressive facility. Our state-of-the-art fitness center has multiple cardio machines, free weights, and the ability to work with a personal trainer.  

If you have questions on hours of operation, how to schedule an appointment, etc., please visit the Fitness Center website or call 217/353-2195.

Student Government

The Student Government (SGA) is a body of elected student leaders who serve the Parkland Student body by promoting a campus that has high standards of academic integrity and citizenship. The SGA promotes student spirit, communication, and fellowship among students and provides student input on campus programs, policies, and activities. To learn more or to get involved, visit the Student Government website.  

Student Leadership Academy

Develop your leadership skills through workshops, intensive leadership experiences, hands-on activities, and in-depth discussions. This leadership certificate program prepares Parkland students to take on leadership roles in the classroom, in their jobs, and in personal endeavors. Find out more about how to get involved so you can be eligible for 50% tuition waivers and add the student leadership certificate to your Parkland transcript. Visit the Student Leadership Academy website for more information. 


Parkland College’s award-winning student newspaper since 1968, the Prospectus reporters, contributors, and editors are exclusively students of Parkland College. Find out more about getting involved with the Prospectus website. You can also check out the latest news here.