Campus Visit

There's no better way to experience what makes Illinois Wesleyan unique than to come for a visit, and a variety of ways to do it! 


First Look Preview Days

Summer is the perfect time to visit the beautiful Illinois Wesleyan campus. Our Summer Preview Days provide the opportunity learn what makes IWU distinctive, tour campus, chat with representatives from various campus departments in an informal setting, talk to an admissions counselor, attend a parent and/or student session, and more! Don't miss this day designed just for students and families who are experiencing Illinois Wesleyan for the first time!


Individual Visit (Individual Students and Families)

Even if one of our group preview days doesn't fit into your schedule, don't worry! We'd love to set up an individual visit for you. A typical visit to campus lasts approximately two hours and includes speaking with an admissions counselor and touring the campus. At Illinois Wesleyan University, great emphasis is placed on individual attention. Our counselors personalize conversations with prospective students based on their unique interests and questions, much in the same way our faculty and staff actively engage with our current students. 

During the school year, seniors and transfer candidates may also sit in on classes* and meet with faculty, and student-athletes may meet with coaches.

Individual visit registration

You can also call the Admissions Office at 800-332-2498 to schedule your visit over the phone. 



Diversity and Inclusion Visit Program

Diversity and inclusion are intrinsic to the mission of Illinois Wesleyan University. We are excited to announce our Diversity & Inclusion Visit Program for prospective students and hope you will consider attending. Eligible students will have the opportunity to stay overnight with a current student in a residence hall, observe a class, tour the campus, and meet with faculty/staff/students, and attend our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. teach-in. This event is free and transportation assistance is available upon request. 

  • January 14-15, 2018

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¡Tu Universidad! is designed to help Latinx students and their parents learn more about the University community, the admissions process and all financial aid resources. Participants will also meet current students, faculty and staff. Preference will be given to seniors who have applied for admissions, but juniors are also welcome to attend. This program is FREE of cost and transportation may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. (Travel Vouchers are available for out-of-state students.) All sessions will be in Spanish. 

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018

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¡Tu Universidad! Es un programa diseñado para ayudar a estudiantes Latinx y sus padres a aprender más acerca de la comunidad universitaria, el proceso de admisiones y todos los recursos de ayuda financiera. Todas las sesiones serán en español. Los participantes también se reunirán con estudiantes actuales y profesores. Se dará preferencia a los estudiantes del grado 12 que han entregado la solicitud de admisiones, pero estudiantes del grado 11 también son bienvenidos a asistir. Este programa es GRATIS y el transporte puede ser reservado. (Se proveerá asistencia financiera a estudiantes fuera del estado). TODAS LAS SESIONES SERÁN EN ESPAÑOL

  • Sábado, 10 de febrero del 2018

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Group Visit (Organizations Bringing Multiple Students)

We love sharing Illinois Wesleyan with groups of students. To ensure a positive experience for all, we ask that all small groups adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Students must be in grades 9 - 12
  • Groups are limited to 50 students  
  • One chaperone must be present for every 10 students attending a campus visit 
  • A chaperone must accompany every group of students going out on a tour
  • Requests should come from schools or other academic programs

Although we will do our best, we may be unable to accommodate your group during peak visit times in October, March, or April.

If your group would like to eat lunch on campus in our cafeteria (for a discounted $7.00 per person), please be certain to note that as part of the group visit request form

A typical visit will consist of an information session (approximately 30 minutes) and a campus tour (approximately one hour).  To facilitate the scheduling of your tour, please provide as much detailed information as you can on this form so we can begin arranging your visit.

Group visit request form

Should you have any questions regarding a group tour to campus, please contact Shannon Wisecup at (309) 556-3221. 






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