Campus Visit

There's no better way to experience what makes us unique than to come for a visit! 


Fall and Spring Open Houses 

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


Individual Visit (Individual Students and Families)

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. 


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. 


First Look Preview 

Summer is a great 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! 

  • Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Friday, August 10, 2018