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. 


Summer Preview Days

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! 


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


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. 

  • February 18
  • April 1


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 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. 

  • February 3-4
  • April 7-8


Spring into Nursing! (admitted nursing students only)

We invite admitted nursing majors to take an in-depth look at this academic program. The event will include the opportunity to attend nursing classes, have lunch with current students, meet faculty, tour our newly renovated lab facilities, and more! Students are also welcome to stay overnight with a current student on Sunday, March 26.

  • Monday, March 27



¡Tu Universidad! is designed to help Latino/a students and their parents learn more about the University community, the admissions process and all financial aid resources (the program includes a FAFSA workshop). 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.) ASISTENCIA EN ESPAÑOL ESTARÁ DISPOSABLE.

  • November 19, 2016


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 Black Student Union (BSU) Banquet event featuring keynote speaker Jamilah Lemieux. This event is free and transportation is available from the Chicago area.

  • February 26-27


Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship Visit Day (admitted students only)

We invite admitted students with any interest in Business, Engineering or Art to get a first-hand look into our DTE major. This is a great opportunity to preview the learning environment we provide and how we will prepare you to conceive and develop your own designs. Tour our campus, sit in on classes, explore our labs, test out 3-D printers, meet professors, and even spend the night in one of our residence halls!

  • Thursday, February 23
  • Tuesday, March 21