Explore Illinois State
Take a tour of campus online and see what life is like as a Redbird
Illinois State is located in the town of Normal in central Illinois, just a short drive from Chicago, St. Louis, and other big cities. Learn more about Normal and Bloomington, our next-door neighbor.
We love to meet prospective students to answer questions and show off our beautiful campus. That's why we offer a variety of visit options. However, some visit dates are especially popular and fill up fast. We recommend making your reservation early due to space availability.
Tour campus and learn the next steps to securing your spot in our freshman class.
- 5-6 hours
- Hosted several times throughout the year
- See our residence halls, tour campus, and meet with representatives from across campus
In response to COVID-19, we are cancelling our large Open Houses until further notice.
Residence Hall Tours
See inside different styles of residence halls and hear from current students about their experiences at Illinois State University.
Graduate School Visits
Request a visit to meet with your intended graduate program, tour campus with a current student, and learn more about the Graduate School at Illinois State University.
Group visits are a great opportunity to introduce your group of high school or community college students to Illinois State University. The typical visit includes a 20-minute presentation from an Admissions representative and a 90-minute walking tour of campus.
Meet with Admissions Counselor
If you are unable to participate in any of the above visit options, you may schedule an appointment with an admissions representative.