Virtual Admitted Student Day your breakthrough moment awaits


Hello and welcome! We're so glad you're here!

This series of videos was created specifically for you, our admitted students and your families. We hope you'll glean much of the information you would have received during our in-person Admitted Student Day had circumstances been different. More than anything, we hope they help you decide that IWU is the place you want to be.

If questions arise, jot them down. And then don't hesitate to reach out! We welcome them! You can email or text your admissions counselor or even the Dean of Students, Greg King ( Or schedule a virtual Individual visit, a new feature we've just added.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well.

Your Illinois Wesleyan Admissions Team

P.S. We are still hopeful that once it's safe to gather in larger groups, we will still be able to hold an actual Admitted Student Day on campus. Stay tuned for that.

Welcome from S. Georgia Nugent, IWU's President

President Georgia Nugent welcomes you to Illinois Wesleyan University. While you may not be able to visit in person, we hope you can take a closer look at campus via our Admitted Student Day video materials.

Admitted Student Day 101

Greg King, Dean of Admissions, kicks of our virtual Admitted Student Day.

Financial Aid FAQs

Director of Financial Aid Scott Seibring '85 answers the questions he fields the most about financial aid.

Housing for First Year Students

One of the most asked about topics for incoming students - residential life! Dean of Admissions Greg King shares about the housing process, meal options, and all that you have to look forward to with living on campus!

Ways to Get Involved Starting Day 1

Hear from Kevin Carey '13 and Marjorie Miller '14 about the various ways you can be involved at IWU.

Embracing Your Undecidedness

It's okay to not know what area you want to major in. Joanne Diaz, Associate Professor and Chair of English, shares how you can embrace your undecidedness and how attending a liberal arts school is a huge asset for those unsure of what they want to study.

A Talk for Parents

Joanne Diaz, Associate Professor and Chair of English, shares what parents and families can expect with their students entering college and the perks of attending a small, private, liberal arts university.