Visiting UIUC Virtually

The college that you choose will be your home for four years. That’s a long time! Since this year looks different than any year before and we need to keep ourselves and others safe, we’ve made many of our visit options virtual so that you are still able to experience our dynamic campus. Here’s a list of Fall 2020 visit options at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Virtual Tours

Our campus has a lot of great locations, and we want you to join us on virtual tour of all of them! Take a full tour of the university, or check out specific landmarks through our Touring Time series on YouTube. And, if you want to check out where these prominent locations are located in relation to one another and the rest of campus, check out our map.

Want to go at a slower pace and take it in? Check out our photo tour, where you can learn fun facts about significant places on campus and take in the beauty that is UIUC. Or view campus through our Virtual Reality Experience (no VR equipment necessary!). This tour was created entirely by Illinois students.

Orange & Blue Days

What’s an Orange and Blue Day? Glad you asked! Orange and Blue Days are select days where we hold large-scale visit programs. During this year’s virtual Orange and Blue Days, you’ll attend sessions with our Office of Admissions, two academic colleges of your choice, the Office of Student Financial Aid, and University Housing as they join together to answer all of your questions.

Admissions Counselors

Want to learn more about UIUC and the ins and outs of the application process? Every weekday, admissions counselors host virtual info sessions that provide an overview of the admissions process and talk about how you can harness your power at UIUC. Following the presentation, a student panel will talk to you about their time as students on our campus and answer any questions that you may have. We have both general and specialized options, and we encourage you to sign up today!

If you’d like to chat one-on-one with an admissions counselor to get any questions that you might have answered, sign up for an individual meeting. You can use this time to ask more about your intended program, get advice on your application, or anything else you’re concerned about. Each meeting last half an hour.

Academic Communities

Our university consists of 11 academic communities with more than 150 undergraduate majors. Many of these communities also offer a variety of options to interact virtually, including college meetings. Explore your options and sign up to learn more about the college or colleges you’re interested in!

To ensure the health and safety of our campus community, we ask that prospective students refrain from visiting us in person at this time. We’re taking many measures to keep our students safe and help reduce the number of possible exposures. Therefore, any campus visitors won’t have physical access to buildings, faculty, or staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time, and we look forward to hosting you in person once it’s safe to do so. And, in the meantime, we can’t wait to meet you virtually!



Senior Associate Director of Recruitment & Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
I'm here to help high school students and their families navigate the college search process. An Illinois alumnus (LAS ’02), I had the honor to play football for the Orange and Blue.

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