Illinois Wesleyan University is located in Bloomington, Illinois. Bloomington adjoins
the town of Normal, Illinois, and the two are often referred to as Bloomington-Normal.
Bloomington-Normal is approximately 2.5 hours by car south of Chicago, Illinois, and
about 3 hours by car north of St. Louis, Missouri. Bloomington is also accessible
by plane, train and bus.
What to Pack
You can bring small items that make you comfortable and feel at home here in your
residence hall. They could be pictures of family and friends or decorative items representing
your interests or your home country. The key is: pack light. You have long hours of travel ahead of you.
Do not bring small toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant) or stationary
items (pens and notebooks) that you could easily get here.
Billing & Payment
Student Account Payment Deadline
International students are automatically placed on 1 payment per term for their first
term at IWU. Payment for the first term is due on or before July 30th, prior to arrival
on campus. For subsequent terms, International students may choose either the 2-Payment
Plan (1 each term) or the 10-Payment Plan (5 each term).In the subsequent terms, you
will receive a bill each month in your respective residence halls from the
Business Office. The bills will not be sent to your home country.
Please refer to the brochure which is included with the June statement to calculate
your monthly payments.
Student Health Insurance is mandatory for all International students. You will have
to make payment once a year for the Health Insurance. The International Office will
guide you through the process during the beginning of Fall semester.
Pay your bill
You can pay online or through checks. Learn more about Making Payments, the Business Office, or read other Frequently Asked Questions.
Summer Reading Program
Illinois Wesleyan University’s Summer Reading Program is designed as an opportunity for incoming students to participate in a shared intellectual
conversation about a common text. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni read a selected
book through the summer (before arriving to campus as first year students) and gather
during Turning Titan: New Student Orientation for a discussion.