Illinois Fall Campus Visits 101

Visiting a university for the first time is truly an eye-opening experience for students and gives you one of your first opportunities to truly see yourself as an Illini. Fall is one of the best times to visit because the excitement of the new academic semester has just set in. Illinois offers a variety of visit programs created for high school seniors and transfer students who will be starting their applications soon, as well as for sophomores and juniors who are still on their college search. You can find all of our offered programs for this upcoming fall here.

Orange & Blue Days

Orange & Blue Days are day-long events that can accommodate large groups of students and their families. These visit events expose prospective students a plethora of information spanning over several topics, including the admissions process, financial aid, and housing. Orange & Blue Days provide the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of an average day at Illinois, and these visits allow students and families to tour residence halls, taste the food at dining halls, and experience some of the services provided for students on campus.

Daily Visits

We offer a shorter visit program for students and their guests almost every day during the school week with a few Saturday options. These visits include an admissions presentation, a campus tour, and the option to meet with a college, department, or admissions representative. Daily Visits are a great idea for high school sophomores and juniors visiting campus for the first time.

Observing a Class

When you visit Illinois, you will have the opportunity to observe a class. We have a published list containing a wide variety of courses that you can observe on a weekday visit, and you can find it here. Dropping in for a class is an exceptional opportunity to meet our renowned professors and students. Choose a class that interests you, even if the course is not within your intended major. Who knows? You could discover your new favorite subject

Specific College Programs

We have an abundance of majors at Illinois, numbering over 150 in total. Each one of our majors is housed within a university college. Many colleges offer unique one-day programs for prospective students.

But I can’t visit campus…

There are plenty opportunities still available to experience what Illinois has to offer! Whether it is viewing our photo tour , our Alma Cam , or a list of reasons of why to choose Illinois, you are bound to find a resource that can help answer your questions. Additionally, feel free to reach out to an admissions counselor via our contact page. Also, be sure to follow our accounts on Twitter (@uofiadmissions), Snapchat (@uofillinois) and Instagram (@Illiniview).

If you have any questions about Illinois admissions, reach out to me on Twitter (@EvanUofi).

As always, go Illini!




Admissions Counselor
I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with minors in both Communications and Business. I come from Aurora, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago and one of the largest cities within the state.