Information for Rockford Interviews

Information for Rockford Interviews

We look forward to welcoming you to the Rockford campus. The campus is located at 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, Illinois.  The following information is provided to assist you in making travel arrangements. If you have questions, contact Matthew Strobel in the Office of Student Affairs at 815.395.5755 or at or Terri Blevins at

Interview Schedule

11:45 am Check-in and welcome Partners Pavilion
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 pm Building Tour
1:00 - 1:45 pm Dean's Welcome, Q & A sessions for applicants
2:00 - 4:45 pm Applicant interviews

About the Interview

Rockford interviews are conducted in a panel format. Each applicant typically meets with three interviewers, including two faculty and a third- or fourth-year medical student. The interview is 30 minutes in length. The interviewers will ask questions for 25 minutes and allow 5 minutes to answer any questions you may have.  Interview times are assigned randomly between 2 and 4:00 p.m. Anticipate that there may be some waiting time before your interview.


You may park anywhere on campus. The main entrance is near the back (east) end of the building.

Directions to the College of Medicine from Interstate 90

Click here for directions from I-90

Hotel Accommodations

The University of Illinois College of Medicine has a discounted rate at several hotels. When you contact the reservation desk, tell them you are interviewing at the College of Medicine and ask about a discounted rate.  Check the hotel’s website for directions. Visit the Rockford Visitors Bureau for hotel options.

Daily Bus Service from O'Hare Airport to Rockford

Van Galder Bus provides daily roundtrip service. No advance reservation is required. Cost is $20.00 one way. For more information, call 1.800.747.0994 or visit You will need to arrange transportation from the Rockford Bus Center to the College of Medicine campus.