Spring Visits

Don’t have any spring break plans this year?  You should consider a visit to Illinois!  Spring is a great time to visit Illinois’ campus.  The weather is getting warmer and it’s a perfect opportunity to see our students in action.  I would like to inform you of all the visit opportunities Illinois has to offer this spring.


Spring Orange and Blue Days: On March 31 and April 1, 2, 3, 6, we will host an all day program for prospective high school sophomores and juniors considering applying to the University of Illinois. The program will begin with an overview of Illinois, admissions information, and a housing presentation. There will also be an information fair that will allow you to visit with a variety of college and department representatives. The afternoon will consist of concurrent sessions including, a financial aid presentation, a campus tour, an Engineering campus tour, Recreation Center tours and Cultural House visits.  I encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.  These programs are very popular and can fill up quickly.


Daily Visit Programs:  We offer a daily visit Monday-Friday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.  From January 20-May 1, the 10:00 am program is geared towards admitted students and the 1:00 program is geared towards prospective students.  After May 1, both programs are geared towards prospective students.  This program includes an hourlong admissions presentation, a student panel, and a campus tour.  Appointments with individuals from different departments can be made and some colleges have a daily meeting.  Contact our Campus Visitor’s Center for more information.


Saturday Visits: On select Saturdays during the spring semester we will offer programs and tours for our visitors. We offer a program for both admitted and prospective students.  This program will offer an overview of Illinois, admissions information, and a campus tour. 


Reservations can be made online or by calling our Campus Visitor’s Center at 217-333-0824.


We look forward to seeing you on campus this spring!




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March 5, 2009, 3:57 pm

just had a quick question. i have been offered the wait list and am still interested. i still wanted to see the university and was hoping to come march 31. Now is that fine. I can only come this date if i do come because i am going to an admitted visit on the 30th for my school i plan on attending if not accepted here.



March 6, 2009, 11:58 am

March 31 is a Spring Orange and Blue Day. Spring Orange and Blue Days do provide a great overview of the university and our programs, but is really geared more towards prospective students just starting their college search. We also talk about the admissions process and the different colleges and majors in the presentation. You have already applied so you probably already have most of that information. If you have never visited campus before, it would be a good way to get to know a little more about the different programs, learn more about campus resources, and take a campus tour. I hope this helps.





March 6, 2009, 12:38 pm

I was planning on visiting some time during March 30 – Apr 2, the week after UIUC’s spring break. Is it better to go M/T or W/Th (or T/W or no difference)? I have already applied as a transfer student.



March 6, 2009, 2:57 pm

The admissions presentation that is done during our Orange and Blue Days is geared towards freshman admission. However, you could make an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor to discuss transfer options then maybe participate in the rest of the Orange and Blue Day. I would call our Campus Visitor’s Center for more information about how you could set this up.




March 6, 2009, 4:16 pm

I am asking with the 10:30 am visits geared towards the admitted students, what is different then the 1pm scheduled visits for prospective students? Also, the President’s Awards porgram reception : is it mandatory for the students to go?
Thank you!



March 7, 2009, 12:36 pm

I was accepted to University of Illinois for Fall 2009. I wanted to sign up for the April 13th admitted students day but can not figure out how to do that. Can you help me with this?
Thank you!



March 7, 2009, 6:10 pm

Hi Kristin,
Do you know if the information fair has information about clubs and sports?




March 7, 2009, 9:59 pm

If I want to visit during spring break.is there any good way transportation I can ride from Chicago.

Thank You.



March 9, 2009, 10:28 am

Yes, the 10:00 am visit is geared towards admitted students until May 1. The 1:00 is geared towards students who have not yet applied to Illinois. This group is usually sophomores or juniors in high school. The President’s Award Program is not a requirement, but is a great way to see campus once again.




March 9, 2009, 2:50 pm

Where can I find the list of admitted students visiting days? Or is there such a list? I would like to visit on Monday March 30 or Tuesday March 31



March 10, 2009, 9:28 am

All of our visits are listed online: http://www.admissions.illinois.edu/visit/visit_illinois.html

I do believe the Admitted Student Day on March 30 is full. You could check and see if we have space for our 10:00 am program on March 31 though. You can also always contact our Campus Visitor’s Center with questions.




March 10, 2009, 10:49 pm

Is there an admitted student day on Monday, March 23, 2009?



March 11, 2009, 2:05 pm

There is not an Admitted Student Day on the 23rd, but at 10:00 am we do have the admitted student presentation. You should call our Visitor’s Center to make an appointment (or do it online) as the program might already be full.




March 14, 2009, 3:36 am

When and how will admitted students find out about the scholarships offered and honors program selection?



March 15, 2009, 7:22 pm

Hey Kristin! Are there any campus visits where an admitted student can spend the night with another student and/or attend classes with them?



March 16, 2009, 11:25 am

We do not offer any visits where students have the opportunity to stay all night. If you happen to know someone here already, you could work out staying with them on your own though.




March 16, 2009, 11:27 am

Mid March to early April is when admitted students typically receive notification about merit based aid and honors programs.



Amy Walton

April 1, 2009, 6:59 am

My daughter (Camryn) and I are scheduled to come to Orange and Blue Day tomorrow and I have accidentally deleted all the information:) Could you please send me another schedule and parking/shuttle information?



Rich Ward

April 2, 2009, 9:59 pm

My daughter and I are scheduled to come to Orange and Blue Day tomorrow and I have accidentally deleted all the information.Could you please send me another schedule and parking/shuttle information?



April 4, 2009, 8:21 am

I am sorry I didn’t get your message sooner. I was out of town for the past two days. I hope you found your way and had a great visit!




April 4, 2009, 8:22 am

I also got your message just today as I was out of town for the past two days. I hope you had a good visit!




April 8, 2009, 7:14 am

Hi Kristin,
I was admitted to UIUC for the Fall ’09 term and am looking forward to go to college here. However, due to some official reasons, the test dates of my graduation tests have to be deferred. Therefore I won’t be able to receive my graduation test scores until mid-August, 2009, and I can’t get my high school diploma until October, 2009.
I am really worried about my enrollment because of this inconvenience. After reading the line “Students who expect to arrive later than the first day of classes must defer their admission to a later term”, I wonder whether I could attend UIUC in September 2009 and present my high school diploma later in October, or I will have to defer my admission to a later term. What do you think should I do?
Thank you very much for advice!



April 10, 2009, 4:10 pm

Please contact our office and ask to speak with an Admissions Counselor: 217-333-0302. You may also email us at: admissions@illinois.edu



Ann M

May 11, 2009, 11:00 am

My now-sophomore son and our family scheduled a visit and tour on July 9. Are there any opportunities to have my son speak with any professors or students in his prospective major(s) of history/archeology and/or history/microbiology? Also will the tour info include anything re: housing/student life info? Trying to get as much info as possible during our visit. Thanks!



May 11, 2009, 1:19 pm

Yes, your presentation will cover information regarding housing and student life as well as admissions information. If you would like to try and set up an appointment with someone in any of those departments you mentioned, you may want to contact our Campus Visitor’s Center: 217-333-0824. They will be able to assist you.