Your Guide to Visiting Illinois This Fall!

I LOVE campus visits! They are THE best opportunity for you to really picture yourself as an Illinois student (and fall is my favorite season … so come then!). We offer a lot of different visit programs in the fall. Whether you are just starting your college search as a sophomore or junior or you are eager to finally apply as a senior or transfer student, there are programs for you! You can find all of our programs online here and via your myIllini account.

Orange & Blue Days

These are our BIG open house programs. Orange and Blue Days are packed with information about admission, financial aid, and housing, as well as opportunities to meet with various colleges and department representatives. During Orange and Blue Days, you will experience the hustle and bustle of an average day at Illinois. You can tour (and taste the food) at various residence halls and learn even more about resources and services provided on campus.

Daily Visits

Almost every day during the week and some Saturdays, we offer a visit for you and your guests. These visits include an admissions presentation, campus tour, and the option to meet with a college, department, or admissions representative (me!). If this is your first time to Illinois, Daily Visits are a great place to start!

Observing a Class

In early September, we will publish a great list of courses that you can observe during your weekday visit to Illinois. Whether it is a course within your desired major or a general education course, this is an amazing opportunity to meet our esteemed professors and talented students across campus.

Specific College Programs

We have over 150 majors at Illinois! Each major is housed within a university college. In addition to opportunities at Orange and Blue Days and Daily Visits, many colleges will offer specialized one-day programs for prospective students. To find out about these programs, make sure you have completed your extended profile in myIllini.

But I can’t come to campus …

You can still experience Illinois! From checking out our photo tour and live Alma Cam, scrolling through hundreds of reasons to choose Illinois, or connecting with an admissions counselor via myIllini, we will help get your questions answered. Also, check us out on Instagram (@illiniview), Twitter (@uofiadmissions), AND Snapchat (uofillinois).

For puppies and all things Illinois admission, connect with me on Twitter, too (@kaci_uofi).


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Freeman Ikechukwu Onwunghai

October 2, 2016, 2:19 am

I will like to process an admission. What are the criteria required and what are the courses available.
Thank you.



October 4, 2016, 9:59 am

Hi! Take a look at our freshman admission requirements here ( We have a lot of great options for classes students can visit listed on our website here ( Please let me know if you have any questions!


aliyu badamasi aliyu

October 9, 2016, 3:19 pm

I will like join the school, but in the situation we are now i can’t afford to pay the tuition fee thank you.