University Mall is located at 1237 East Main, Carbondale, IL 62901. The guest services booth is near Dr's ValuVision. Guests can find out the directions to stores, learn the stores phone numbers, rent strollers, wheel chairs, get gifts wrapped and receive store coupons. They also sell University Mall gift cards that can be used in all of the stores at the mall as well as the restaurants that take American Express. Gift cards can be purchased in amounts between twenty dollars and three hundred dollars during the center hours. There is a two dollar per card fee for each gift card. University Mall is owned, leased and managed by Stoltz.
Visitors to the mall can receive shopping bags, have copies made, send or receive faxes, get local newspapers and see bus schedules at University Mall's Guest Services at Center Court as well. Mall walkers can become part of the Strutter's Club that has a breakfast meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am. They can also partake in the free blood pressure checks every Wednesday morning; membership is free and available at Customer Service. The public restrooms are handicap accessible and have baby changing stations. The bathrooms are between Romancing the Stone and Vanity and also by the Food Court, Macy's and JC Penney's.
Mall hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Stores that are located in University Mall are: Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, African American Museum, AGD Shades, AT&T, Bath & Body Works, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Buckle, Carbondale Convention & Tourism Bureau, Christopher & Banks, Claire's, Day by Day Calendar, Embroidery Station, Finish Line, Fred's Casual and Urban Wear, Game Stop, Gap Outlet, Gloria Jean's Coffee, GNC Live Well, Hibbett Sports, Hollister Co., Hot Topic, International Fashions, JC Penney, Jibber Jabber, Journeys, Kay Jewelers, Kirlin's Hallmark, La Nails, Macy's, MasterCuts, My Favorite Toys, New York and Company, Old Navy, PacSun, Payless Shoe Source, Piercing Pagoda, Rice Art, Rue21, Saluki Team Store, The Science Center, Breast Center, Hot Heads, The Shoe Department, Showplace 8 Theatre, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Sunglass Hut, Times Square Arcade, Tradehome Shoes, Vanity, Victoria's Secret, and Wet Seal. Garfield's Restaurant & Pub is in the mall for fine dining. Fast food restaurants include: Panera Bread, Sam's Cafy and Wise Guy Pizza.
Hotels near the University Mall in Carbondale are: Super 8, America's Best Inns, Ramada, Quality Inn, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Ramada LTD, Motel 6, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Royal Plaza Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites.
If visitors to the University Mall are looking for outside entertainment they can go to the Science Center, the Black History Museum, Times Square, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, and the African American Museum of Southern Illinois.
Guests of the mall that wish to dine in a restaurant can find the Great Wall Chinese Super Buffet, Long John Silver's and Subway.
There is plenty of parking at the mall along with spaces for handicapped parking near the entrances.