In-Person Visit Options

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.

Tips for Scheduling Your Visit

  1. If you're interested in attending multiple programs when visiting campus, you need to sign up for each one separately. Note that campus visits are offered consistently, while academic meetings vary in availability.
  2. Although we consider a lot of factors when making an admission decision, visiting campus isn't one of them. (Trust us, though, you'll be glad if you do!)

All Visits

Explore all of our in-person visit options by date! This calendar includes both campus visits and academic meetings. In most cases, a variety of visit programs are offered each day. If you're interested in attending multiple programs, make sure to sign up for each one separately.

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Campus Visits

Tour campus and learn about everything UIUC has to offer you!

The UIUC Experience & Campus Tour (Prospective Students)

Held most weekdays and select Saturdays, these events are around two-and-a-half hours in length. You'll begin your day with a 30-minute presentation all about life on campus, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session with current students. A student will then lead you on an hour-and-a-half walking tour through the heart of campus. Note that these events are an immersive view into the UIUC experience; if you're looking for insight on our admissions process, we encourage you to sign up for a virtual application workshop or explore our website.

Register for a Prospective First-Year UIUC Experience and Campus Tour

Orange & Blue Days (Prospective Students)

These are larger, day-long open houses held each fall and spring. You'll begin your visit with a presentation all about life on campus, followed by a Q&A session with current students. Next, you'll hear from both Housing and Financial Aid. After breaking for lunch, you'll have the chance to attend two information sessions with the academic communities of your choice, followed by a variety of optional activities, including campus tours. The availability of our colleges varies by event, so if you're interested in meeting with a specific academic community, make sure to review the list of those attending when you sign up. Note that these events are an immersive view into the UIUC experience; if you're looking for insight on our admissions process, we encourage you to sign up for a virtual application workshop or explore our website.

Register for a Prospective First-Year Orange and Blue Day

Admitted first-year events will be available in late January.

Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour (Admitted Transfer Students)

Held on select Fridays, these events are around two-and-a-half hours in length. You'll begin your day with a 45-minute presentation on your next steps as an admitted transfer student, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with current students. A student will then lead you on an hour-and-a-half walking tour through the heart of campus.

Register for an Admitted Transfer Info Session and Campus Tour

Prospective Info Session & Campus Tour (Prospective Transfer Students)

Held on select Fridays, these events are around two-and-a-half hours in length. You'll begin your day with a 45-minute presentation on our transfer admissions process and life at UIUC, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with current students. A student will then lead you on an hour-and-a-half walking tour through the heart of campus.

Register for a Prospective Transfer Info Session and Campus Tour

Prospective Orange & Blue Days (Prospective Transfer Students)

These are larger, day-long open houses held each fall and spring. You'll begin your visit with an overview of UIUC and our transfer admissions process, followed by a Q&A session with current students. Next, you'll hear from both Housing and Financial Aid. After breaking for lunch, you'll have the chance to attend two information sessions with the academic communities of your choice, followed by a variety of optional activities, including campus tours. The availability of our colleges varies by event, so if you're interested in meeting with a specific academic community, make sure to review the list of those attending when you sign up.

Register for a Prospective Transfer Orange and Blue Day

High school groups of 8 to 50 students are welcome to visit UIUC through our free program. Register now to request a group visit to UIUC!

Register for a Group Visit

Academic Meetings, Info Sessions, & Tours

At UIUC, we offer over 150 majors within 11 academic communities. Note that available dates vary by academic community. Reach out to an academic community directly if you have any questions.

The Admissions campus tour includes a housing tour of our Illinois Street Residence (ISR) Halls. Additional housing tours are offered from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. every weekday (excluding holidays and university breaks). Walk-in tours offered through University Housing include Nugent Hall or a more in-depth look at Illinois Street Residence (ISR) Halls. You can also pre-arrange a Private Certified Housing tour directly with the facility of your choice.

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Preparing to Visit

Find everything you need to plan for your trip to campus, including our current COVID-19 guidelines, directions and parking, and accommodations.

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Visit Us Virtually

Can't make it to campus right now? No worries! We also offer a variety of virtual options, including admissions info sessions, college meettings, and video and photo tours.

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