Campus Visit Programs

The best way to know if a school is for you is simply by being there. Visit and find out for yourself what it’s like to be an Illini.

These visits are for high school students who are interested in Illinois and haven't been admitted yet.

Daily Visits

Held most weekdays and select Saturdays, these visits are around 2 1/2 hours in length and include an overview of Illinois, a student panel, and a campus tour. College meetings are often available upon request if you’re visiting on a weekday.

Register for a Prospective Freshman Visit

Orange & Blue Days

These are larger, day-long open houses held each spring and fall. In addition to an overview of Illinois and a student panel, they also include presentations by Housing and Financial Aid, campus tours, college sessions, and a variety of optional activities.

Register for a Prospective Freshman Orange and Blue Day

These visits are for high school students who have received an offer of admission from Illinois.

Daily Visits

Held most weekdays and select Saturdays, these visits are smaller in size and last about 2 1/2 hours. They include an overview of Illinois, a student panel, and a campus tour. You can also request a meeting with your college if visiting on a weekday.

Illini Days

Illini Days are larger, day-long open houses held each spring. In addition to an overview and a student panel, you’ll choose from activities like college and departmental meetings, walk-in hours with Financial Aid and Housing, tours, and more.

Admitted Freshman Visits will be available again in January 2020.

These visits are for students who are interested in transferring to Illinois or have received an offer of admission from Illinois.

Transfer Information Sessions

Geared toward prospective and admitted transfer students, these visits are around 2 1/2 hours in length and include an overview of Illinois, a student panel, and a campus tour. You can also request a meeting with your intended college.

Register for a Prospective Transfer Visit

Transfer Orange & Blue Days

These are larger, day-long open houses for prospective transfer students that also include presentations by Housing and Financial aid, housing tours, college sessions, and a variety of optional activities.

Register for a Prospective Transfer Orange and Blue Day

Transfer Illini Day

This is a day-long open house held each spring for admitted transfer students. Those eligible to attend will receive an invitation at the email address they used to apply. In addition to an overview and a student panel, you’ll choose from activities like college and departmental meetings, walk-in hours with Financial Aid and Housing, tours, and more.

High school groups of 8 to 50 students are welcome to visit Illinois through our free program. In addition to the 2- to 3-hour visit, you’re also able to schedule a session with a cultural house. While we don’t provide lunch, groups may bring sack lunches, eat at the Illini Union, explore local restaurants on their own, or purchase dining hall tickets by calling 217-333-1766.

Register for a Group Visit

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Visit a Class

While you're on campus, sit in on real college classes taught by world-renowned professors.

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Take a Housing Tour

Check out a sample residence hall room in one or more of our housing communities.

Student planning with adult

Plan Your Trip

Get directions to campus, find accommodations, and see what else is happening in the C-U area.

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