About CARE

Supporting Student Success

The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE) creates a dynamic learning community where services, resources, and expertise converge to support engineering students as they work to realize their academic, professional, and personal aspirations.

At CARE, students find an engaging commons area designed to encourage interaction and collaboration. Scheduled and on-demand tutoring, study groups, teaching assistants, and a variety of resources are available to help students excel. The center is state-of-the-art, with flexibility to accommodate changing needs of engineering students.

With 20,000 sq. ft. of space spanning the entire fourth floor of the Grainger Engineering Library, CARE offers a variety of designated areas for group study, individual study, tutoring, computer workstations, exam review sessions, and workshops. Rooms can be reserved for study groups, tutoring, practicing presentations, workshops, videoconferencing, and other activities.

CARE/Grainger Hours

Fall & Spring Hours:
Open Sundays at 10am and remain open until Fridays at Midnight.
Open Saturdays from 10am to Midnight

Finals Hours:
Beginning Reading Day, open 24 hours until last day of finals


What do students think of CARE?

Nicholas_Klein-PhotoNicholas, Mechanical Engineering

During my freshman year the University of Illinois, I found out about the CARE Program in the Grainger Engineering Library.  I used the resources provided by CARE while I was studying calculus and physics.  The tutors were very helpful and always ready to provide insight about the subject matter.  In addition, the hours of the program were very convenient to my schedule.  It was quite beneficial to have been able to supplement my study with the experienced guidance that the tutors offered in giving me direction on what was important in calculus and physics.

I have now finished my freshman year at Illinois.  I am a Dean’s List student and a James Scholar in Engineering.  I recognize that an important part of what I have achieved at Illinois was due to the support and insight I obtained from the CARE program.  I would highly recommend it to any student who would like to enhance their perspectives while studying in the engineering curricula.


Jenna, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Entering into The College of Engineering my freshman year, I feared that such a prestigious and vast academic program would overwhelm me. Within CARE, I always found exactly what I need to succeed, whether it is one on one attention, group learning or just an ideal place to study.  CARE made a huge impact in my studies, as well as helped me form strong friendships with other engineering students who have the same drive and motivation to achieve the impossible.

Jenn Lee