Stop by and see what makes our campus and community a great place to learn and fun place to live.
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.
Experience campus while enjoying a student-led walking tour, usually including a residence hall. Tours take place most weekdays throughout the year.
Optional Sessions >
Hosted several times throughout the year, take a tour of campus and our residence halls while meeting fellow students. Learn about our majors, campus life, and the admissions process.
Held on select Saturdays from September through April, these student-led walking tours begin at The Atrium at the Bone Student Center and usually include a residence hall tour.
- 90 minutes
- Held every Friday
- Admissions presentation, student-led walking tour of campus; optional residence hall tour
Residence Hall Tours
See inside different styles of residence halls and hear from current students about their experiences at Illinois State University.
Can’t make the trip? You can still see our beautiful campus from wherever you are.
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.