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Campus Visit

There's no better way to experience what makes Illinois Wesleyan a special place than to schedule a visit.

Great news! There are now multiple ways to visit Illinois Wesleyan University––virtual or in person. 

In keeping with all CDC and Illinois state guidelines regarding COVID-19, IWU is hosting single-family individual visits, as well as continuing virtual visits for both individuals and groups.  

Choose the way that works best for you!

First-Look Previews (virtual)

This special 60–75 minute, virtual, LIVE event provides an excellent introduction to IWU and our campus for all students, but in particular, high school sophomores and juniors and their families! It will be presented through the Zoom platform. 

On-Campus Visit  (Individual Students and Families)

We are hosting in-person individual student and family visits again. In an effort to keep our guests, students, faculty, staff and community as safe as possible, Illinois Wesleyan is adhering to all CDC and state guidelines around preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. All visitors MUST wear a face mask and practice social distancing of at least 6 feet while on campus. Thank you!  Schedule your individual visit now!

Virtual Visit  (Individual and Group)

We will continue to offer online, individualized appointment with an admissions counselor, and when possible a student ambassador. Additionally, as part of signing up, you will have the option to request a video chat with a faculty member and/or coach. Pending their availability, they look forward to e-chatting with you. Schedule your virtual visit now! In order to provide you with the best virtual visit possible, please allow 72 hours advance notice. 

Open Houses

Our friendly open houses are phenomenal opportunities to visit, discover the array of all that's possible here, and taste how Illinois Wesleyan can facilitate your reaching further, pushing past, and exceeding your goals. Tour campus. Interact with faculty. Ask questions of current students. Learn more about what it's really like to live, study, play, and "breakthrough" here at IWU.

Additional Visit Opportunities:

Group Visit (Organizations Bringing Multiple Students)

We are not scheduling group visits to campus until we reach phase 5 of the Recover Illinois plan.

Students must be in grades 9 - 12. 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:

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 our visit coordinator at (309) 556-3031.

Travel Vouchers

Out-of-state students who have applied to IWU and meet a certain academic threshold may be eligible for up to $200 in reimbursements to help defray travel costs associated with a visit to campus. For more details, and to find out if you qualify, contact your admissions counselor!

Overnight Guests

Overnight visits at IWU are generally reserved for high school seniors. If you are a high school senior who has been admitted to Illinois Wesleyan, and would like to schedule an overnight visit, please reach out to your admissions counselor or call (309) 556-3031.

Download Overnight Guest Form

Download Overnight Host Form