Campus Visit

Individual Visit (Individual Students and Families)

A typical visit to campus lasts approximately two hours and includes speaking individually with an admissions counselor and touring the facilities. 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. 


Group Visit (Organizations Bringing Multiple Students)

We are happy to host your group visit! Group visit requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the visit date. A typical visit will consist of an information session (approximately 45 minutes) and a campus tour (approximately one hour). Please provide us with as much detailed information as you can on this form and we will begin working to arrange your visit.

Group visit request form

Faculty Open Houses

An open house is a great time to discover why Illinois Wesleyan is one of the nation's top liberal arts universities. During the program, you will have the opportunity to learn about our exceptional academic programs and faculty, get a taste of the vibrant campus life that our students experience through campus programming and the 190+ active student groups, and see our beautiful 80-acre campus and facilities.  

Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)

Saturday, November 12

Diversity and Inclusion Visit Programs

Diversity and inclusion are intrinsic to the mission of Illinois Wesleyan University. We are excited to announce our Diversity & Inclusion Visit Programs 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.  

  • 2016-17 dates to be announced



¡Tu Universidad! is a program that allows Latino/a students and their families to explore Illinois Wesleyan in a bilingual setting. This event will enable prospective students to meet with current students, faculty and staff through networking activities, and will help them discover what other successful Latino/a student leaders have found helpful in navigating the college search process. Seniors who have applied for admission or have been admitted will be given preference. Juniors are welcome to apply. Eligibility is also determined by academic qualifications and available space in the program.

  • 2017 date to be announced

Titan Weekend (admitted students only)

Titan Weekend is a fun and exciting way for students to experience campus life. During this program, students will have an extended opportunity to actively learn more about the academic and social life at Illinois Wesleyan. Participants will enjoy lunch and dinner on campus, attend a class, meet with faculty, interact with current students, and spend the night on campus with a student host. 

  • 2016-17 dates to be announced


Scholars Day (admitted students only)

Join us for a Scholars Day, during which you and your family can learn more about the many ways in which IWU will enhance your educational experience. You will hear from current students, faculty and alumni about the distinctive characteristics of Illinois Wesleyan. The programs include a catered lunch, the opportunity to tour campus, breakout sessions focused on Post-Graduate Planning, Study Abroad, Research, Student Life, and much more. 

  • 2017 dates to be announced