Visit Programs

See it for yourself.

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Visit Key

Prospective students

Admitted students

Transfer students

Admissions presentation

Interactive student panel

Campus tour

University residence hall tour

While on campus, you may also want to visit a class or take a Housing tour.

Bringing a group to campus?

Prospective Daily Visits

Our Prospective Daily Visit program gives you and your family a look into the Illinois experience for 2 hours and 15 minutes every weekday. When you register, you can also request a visit with your intended college.

Register for a Prospective Daily Visit

Summer Visits

Offered weekdays in July and August, Summer Visits are similar to our Prospective Daily Visit program but also include an optional afternoon visit with your intended college.

Register for a Summer Visit

Transfer Information Sessions

These 2-hour info sessions give you a glimpse into the Illinois experience. Both prospective and admitted transfer students are invited to attend.

Register for a Transfer Information Session

Orange & Blue Days

In the spring and fall, we host Orange and Blue Days for prospective students and their families. These larger, day-long programs give you a fuller view of Illinois and everything it offers.

Orange and Blue Days will be available again in fall 2017.

Saturday Visits

If you can’t visit on a weekday when classes are in session, we offer programs on select Saturdays in the fall and spring for prospective and admitted students. Note that college and departmental meetings and class visits aren't available on these days.

Saturday Visits will be available again in fall 2017.

Campus Myths & Lore Tours

During these 30-minute tours, we share the biggest urban legends surrounding some of our most storied monuments and buildings. With 150 years of history to draw from, we have a lot to choose from!

Campus Myths and Lore Tours will be available again in fall 2017.

I-Dash Running Tours

If you're looking for something different, our running tour might be for you! Over an hour and a half, 2 tour guides take you on a near 3-mile run around several athletic locations on the southwest side of campus.

I-Dash Running Tours will be available again in fall 2017.

Transfer Orange & Blue Days

In the fall, we host Transfer Orange and Blue Days for prospective transfer students and their families. These larger, day-long programs are designed to give you a fuller view of Illinois and everything it offers.

Transfer Orange and Blue Days will be available again in fall 2017.

Admitted Daily Visits

Our Admitted Daily Visit program gives you and your family a look into the Illinois experience for 2 hours and 15 minutes every weekday. When you register, you can also request a visit with your college.

Admitted Daily Visits will be available again in spring 2018.

Admitted Student Days

During February, March, and April, these day-long programs are designed to help you get to know your future home firsthand. To meet with your college, register for an available date by academic community.

Admitted Student Days will be available again in spring 2018.

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Group Visits

High school or educational community 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, try one of the countless dining options on campus, or experience a meal in a university dining hall by calling 217-333-1766.

To schedule a visit, first submit a Group Visit Request Form for any of the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays available on the Group Visit Calendar. Along with this form, a Student Information Sheet for each individual in the group must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the visit date.

If your plans change and you can no longer attend your scheduled visit, let us know at least 5 days in advance. Failure to do this may result in diminished opportunities for your group to visit in the future.