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    Attend an Open House with other future Redbirds and hear from campus leaders, tour our beautiful Quad, get your questions answered by current students—and don’t forget to take a selfie with Reggie Redbird!

    Enjoy the following at our Open House:

    • A University welcome and overview presentation from Admissions
    • Student-led tours of our campus, student fitness center, multicultural center, and a residence hall
    • Meet campus representatives at the Academic and Student Services Fair
    • A Q&A panel with current students
    • Academic department presentations
    • Breakout sessions about financial aid, making a successful college transition, and life as a Redbird


    Early bird tours begin at 7:30 a.m., with early bird sessions starting at 8:15 a.m. The main program begins at 9 a.m. with a University welcome from the Director of Admissions, Jeff Mavros. 

    Following the University welcome, the rest of the day is up to you! Join us for one of our optional sessions or hop on a tour to see our beautiful campus or residence hall. A comprehensive program with the day's events will be provided at check-in.

    We'll have you back on the road by mid-afternoon so you can spend the rest of your day telling everyone on social media how much you love Illinois State.

    Health and Safety

    The health and safety of our campus community is very important to us. If you are feeling ill leading up to your scheduled Open House, we kindly ask you to reschedule your visit.

    Visit to learn more about the University's efforts to keep our community healthy.


    If an individual with a disability needs an accommodation to participate, including but not limited to accessible parking, please contact the Office of Admissions at least two weeks in advance at (309) 438-2181 or (800) 366-2478.


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    Don't see a time that works for you? Check out our Daily Campus Visit schedule, or if you're a transfer student, check out our Transfer Campus Visit schedule.