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    Graduate Student Visit Options

    Take the next step in your educational journey and imagine yourself as a graduate student at Illinois State. Learn about the graduate admissions process, our Illinois State and B-N community, academic expectations, funding opportunities and student life. 

    Fall Open House - November 8
    5-6 hours

    This is a great time to get all of your questions answered about graduate student life and admission to a program. Take a tour of campus, hear from faculty and students, and eat lunch on campus.

    Enjoy the following at our Open House:

    • Hear from the Director of the Graduate School
    • Hear from current graduate students
    • Hear from a panel of graduate faculty
    • Attend an academic fair to learn about program offerings
    • Take a student-led tour of campus
    • Eat in one of our dining centers 
    Select programs host a department session to provide an in-depth look at their program. 

    Graduate Student Visit Days - various days
    2-3 hours

    During a Graduate Student Visit Day, you will:

    • Learn more about the University, including the graduate admissions process
    • Enjoy a complimentary meal at one of our dining centers
    • Hear from current graduate students
    • Experience campus through a student-led tour
    • If interested, meet with your department

    Online Information Sessions - various days
    1 hour or less session
    Get a sense of Illinois State graduate student life without having to be on campus. This virtual session provides an overview of Illinois State, the graduate admissions process, funding opportunities, and more. You can expect this session to last no more than one hour.

    Don't see a time that works for you? Contact Rachel Caracci in the Graduate School at to set up an individual visit. 

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