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Campus Visit

Illinois Wesleyan is more than a place. It is a welcoming and supportive community that prides itself on sparking the curiosity within our students. There's no better way to experience that than to schedule a visit - virtual or in-person. 

In keeping with current CDC and Illinois state guidelines regarding COVID-19, we will be hosting single-family individual visits, as well as continuing virtual visits. 


On-Campus Visit  (Individual Students and Families)

On June 3, we will begin hosting 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. 

First-Look Preview Days (virtual)

Our summer preview days serve as great introductions to IWU and our campus. These days are perfect for high school sophomores and juniors to get to know us. 

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 - 12We 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:

  • 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 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