Me again, here to tell you all about the visit options we have specifically for our admitted students. But first …
If you haven’t yet, give yourself a big pat on the back! You’ve been admitted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!! We want you to join our historic, innovative, and legendary institution, and we know that’s a big decision. As you’re weighing your choice, a first, second, or third visit can really help you feel confident in your decision. You can find all of our admitted programs in one place here. Be sure to log into your myIllini account when you register.
When we schedule campus visits, we do our best to make sure we give you multiple programs, dates, and times to choose from (we know you are busy people!). Here are your two options for the spring:
1. Admitted Daily Visits
Offered most Mondays through Fridays and select Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
These visits start at Spurlock Museum with a presentation by an admissions counselor (maybe me!). The entire audience will be admitted students and their guests, so we can really give you the information you need to learn more Illinois and next steps, including housing, financial aid, Summer Registration, and more.
After the presentation, we will divide the group for the main campus tour at 11:00 a.m. When you register for a Monday through Friday program, you have the option to attend a pre-scheduled meeting with your admitted department if available, or you can submit a request and we will do our best to schedule a meeting.
2. Admitted Student Days
Offered on select Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
These are my favorite! Admitted Student Days are all-day programs that start in the Illini Union with the same presentation as the Daily Visits. Before the presentation starts, you also have the option to take a quad tour or speak to the 30+ departments that will have tables set up (just for YOU!).
After the admissions presentation, we will divide up for meetings with the college or department to which you’ve been admitted. You’ll get to meet your future classmates, teachers, advisors, and more—it’s really the best. Before you sign up for a specific day, though, be sure to review which colleges will be present that day.
Throughout the program, you’ll have various opportunities to tour campus and housing options, hear from campus departments including Financial Aid, University Housing, and the Career Center, and interact with a number of current students. I’d recommend arriving to campus by 8:30 or 8:45 a.m. Most students and guests wrap up the day by 3:30 p.m.
Wait for it … there’s more!
College Open Houses, Classes, and More
Continue to check your myIllini account and email for information about College Open Houses. This page highlights a lot of the programs that are offered throughout the spring for specific programs. We also offer a great list of classes in which admitted students can observe and participate during your visit. (We’ll be updating it with spring courses very soon.)
Finally, I know visiting Illinois isn’t an option for every admitted student. So if you can’t make it, we, including some of your future peers, have created some awesome ways to virtually explore campus.
That’s it for now. As always, comment with any questions, and I hope to meet you on campus soon!