Campus visits offer a glimpse of college life

DeVry University: The school offers several campuses in Chicago and its suburbs. The main city location is at 3300 N. Campbell. Phone 773-929-8500 to set up a campus tour or visit devry.edu/universities/us-locations/illinois/chicago-campus.html.

Southeast Missouri State University: Located in Cape Girardeau, the campus sponsors Saturday tours most months, including President’s Day weekend on Feb. 15, 2014. Call admissions at 573-651-2590 or visit semo.edu/admissions/specialevent.htm to register.

Saint Louis University: Special visit days are held on many Saturdays, and individual weekday visits can be arranged by registering at slu.edu/x23885.xml or calling 800-758-3678.

Chicago State University: Campus tours are held Fridays at 10 a.m. for groups and at 2 p.m. individuals. Call 773-995-2000 or go to csu.edu/gateway/visitors.htm or call 773-995-2513.

Eastern Illinois University: Student-led tours of the Charleston campus are offered Monday – Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and select Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. A special Open House will be held on Columbus Day, Oct. 14, when classes will be in session. Call 877-581-2348 or register at eiu.edu/admissions/discover.php#visit

Indiana University Northwest: Regularly scheduled walking tours of the Gary campus take place on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m., and Fridays at 11 a.m. Call (888) 968-7486 or email admit@iun.edu to schedule a personal tour.

Robert Morris College: With campuses throughout Chicago and in several suburbs, tours are available at each location. Call 800-762-5960 or go to robertmorris.edu/visit/ to schedule an appointment.

Southern Illinois University: Prospective students should schedule individual visits at the Carbondale campus at least a week ahead by calling 618-453-7141 or emailing visitsiu@siu.edu. Tours are available weekdays and select Saturdays. Open House dates include Oct. 5 and 26, and Nov. 8.

Kendall College: Registration is open for the Nov. 9 Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 900 N. North Branch St.; call 888-905-3632 or go online to kendall.edu/about/open-house-registration

South Suburban College: To arrange a main campus visit, call the Office of Admissions at 708-210-5718 and speak to a recruiter for the college located at 15800 State St., South Holland. Or go to the admissions page at ssc.edu

Bradley University: The Peoria school offers current high school students comprehensive tours on the following dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 14 (a morning and an afternoon session) Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 11 (two sessions). Register online at bradley.edu/admissions/freshman/visit/programs/ or call 800-447-6460.

Lawrence Technical University: Located outside Detroit, the school invites prospective students and their parents for designated tour days Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22 and Dec. 13. Call 800-225-5588 and press 1 or go to ltu.edu/futurestudents/freshman/freshman_upcomingevents.asp

West Virginia University College of Creative Arts: Tours conducted by student ambassadors are available by appointment Monday through Friday by calling 304-293-4339. The College of Creative Arts is located on the Evansdale Campus of the university, which is in Morgantown. For more details, go to http://ccarts.wvu.edu/

Barry University: Prospective students at the Miami Shores, Fla., school are invited to schedule a visit online at barry.edu/future-students/undergraduate/admissions/campus-visit.html or by calling the Office of Admissions at 800-695-2279.

Concordia University Chicago: Special fall visit days are planned Oct. 14 and Nov. 9 on the campus at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Register at cuchicago.edu/admission-financial-aid/undergraduate/visiting/ Or call 708-771-8300 to arrange a tour.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville: Two-hour campus tours are offered most weekdays, and select Saturdays. In addition, special preview days will be offered on high school holidays Oct. 14 and Nov. 11. Call 618-650-3705 or register at siue.edu/admissions/visit/index.shtml

Western Michigan University: Full-day Open Houses will be held Oct. 11, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 on the campus in Kalamazoo. Register for these at wmich.edu/admissions/openhouse/ or call 269-387-2289 or visit wmich.edu/admissions/freshmen/visit/form/ to arrange a visit on another date.

Mount Mary University: Individual campus visits are available by appointment weekdays and one Saturday a month. For more information go to mtmary.edu/admissions/visit/planning-your-visit.html

or call the Admission Office at 414-256-1219 to schedule a tour of the Milwaukee campus.

Purdue University-Calumet: The campus in Hammond, Ind., will host a special View Day on Nov. 16. Register at webs.purduecal.edu/viewpurdue/rsvp/ Scheduled tours are also available Wednesday-Friday; to register go to webs.purduecal.edu/visit/tour-request/ Or call a tour representative at 219-989-3126.

Indiana State University: The school in Terre Haute offers a variety of opportunities for campus visits. Go to indstate.edu/admissions/personal-visits.htm to find the schedule or call 800-468-6478. Sycamore Preview Days on Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Jan. 28, Feb. 17 and April 12 include a variety of information sessions as well as a tour.

University of Illinois-Chicago: A drop-in Open House for prospective students and their parents is set for Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is available at

admissions.uic.edu/openhouse2013. Other tours are available throughout the year. The campus is headquartered at 2035 W. Taylor St.; 312-996-4350.

Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy: Individual and group tours that include faculty, staff and current students are available on the downtown Chicago campus at 28 N. Clark. Register by emailing tours@tfa.edu or call 312-332-0707.

University of Wisconsin System: Each of the 13 four-year campuses provides its own tours and preview programs. Tours are generally guided and include a meeting with an admissions representative. Go to www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/preparing/campustours.aspx to check for information on individual campuses.

Governors State University: Student-led individual campus tours are offered by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays and last about an hour. Group tours are also available. Contact nheidelberg@govst.edu or call 708-534-5000 two weeks before your preferred date. The university is at 1 University Parkway in University Park.

University of Missouri-St. Louis: Personalized campus visits are available Monday through Friday by appointment and include your choice of activities, including sitting in on a lecture or speaking with a financial aid adviser. Call 888-462-8675 or register online at www.umsl.edu/admissions/tours/visit-campus.html

Leeds College of Music: The United Kingdom college offers tours and presentations about programs of interest to prospective students. Higher Education Experience Days are offered Oct. 26 and June 7, 2014. For more information go to www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/experience-days-auditions/experience-days