Come for a visit, check out the campus, and see why life here is right for you. Eat lunch in the student center. Soak in the atmosphere on the Quad. This is your chance to see why Illinois State is a place where you want to live and learn.
Open Houses, held several times throughout the year, are probably the best way for you to learn and see more of Illinois State. Take a campus tour, visit a residence hall, talk with our students, hear about the application and admission process, learn about the majors we offer, talk with various campus representatives, and more.
Join us for a special visit on Saturday, October 25 called Red and White Day! We welcome you and your family to get a glimpse of life at Illinois State—talk with campus leaders, take a tour of our beautiful Quad and residence halls, enjoy dinner on us, and receive free football tickets to cheer on the Redbirds against the Missouri State Bears.
Daily Campus Visits are offered most weekdays, Monday through Friday throughout the year, and on scheduled Saturdays from September through April. This two-hour group session includes a presentation by an admissions counselor, a student-led walking tour of campus, and typically a residence hall tour.
Transfer Student Visits are designed specifically for students interested in transferring from a two-year community college or a four-year college.
Group visits are a great opportunity to introduce your group of high school or community college students to Illinois State University.
Daily Campus Visits and Open Houses typically include a residence hall tour option. You may visit East Campus (Hewett and Manchester Halls), Watterson Towers , West Campus (Haynie, Wilkins, and Wright Halls) during the hours listed below. Additionally, a show room is available during these times in the Community Center of the new Cardinal Court student apartment complex, which houses primarily sophomore students.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m & 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Our residence halls are secured by electronic access 24-hours a day. Upon arrival, please use the telephone system outside the building entrance to contact the front desk. A tour guide will be happy to show you around the building.
Appointments are not necessary Monday through Saturday during these scheduled hours. To make an appointment outside of scheduled hours, please call University Housing Services at (309) 438-8611 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please allow sufficient time for arrangements to be made. For more information about living on campus, visit Housing.IllinoisState.edu .
Attending a conference at Illinois State? Looking for a venue for your conference? Illinois State's Conference Services can assist in getting you the information you need.
Looking to come to one of the many events hosted at Illinois State? Our University Calendar will provide all the details you need to make sure you don't miss a minute of your favorite sports, fine arts events, guest speakers, or any of the other exciting events that make Illinois State University a unique experience.
If you are unable to participate in any of the above options, you may schedule an appointment with an admissions representative.