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Visiting Illinois State

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

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.

Daily Campus Visits

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.

Saturday Campus Visit
Saturday Campus Visits are offered on select Saturdays from August 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. Saturday Campus Visits start in State Farm Hall of Business, Room 139.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Presentations
Financial Aid and Scholarships Presentations are offered on select Mondays and Fridays. The program is designed to accompany your Daily Campus Visit, providing additional information about costs, financial aid, and scholarships. Space is limited, so please register separately if you wish to join us. 

Honors Program Presentation
The Honors Program will host two presentations on Monday, February 15th and Friday, March 25th at 12pm in Hovey Hall, room 201. In addition, you can submit a visit request to meet individually with an Honors Advisor. Students who have an ACT score in the upper 20s and a GPA of 3.5 or above are encouraged to apply for the Honors Program.  

Transfer Student Visits

Transfer Student Visits are designed specifically for students interested in transferring from a two-year community college or a four-year college.

Group Visits

Group visits are a great opportunity to introduce your group of high school or community college students to Illinois State University.

Residence Hall Tours

Daily Campus Visits and Open Houses typically include a residence hall tour option. You may visit all residence 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.

Holiday Break (November 21st -29th and December 6th - January 10th)
No Residence Hall tours will be available during these weeks to ensure quiet for finals week and to prepare for spring opening/move in.

Monday-Friday 11:30a.m. – 1:30 p.m & 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 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.

Coming to Illinois State Events

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.

Meet with an Admissions Representative

If you are unable to participate in any of the above options, you may schedule an appointment with an admissions representative.

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