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Local universities and colleges offer a variety of open house and/or campus visit events throughout the year. If you’re unable to visit during a scheduled event arrange a personal visit through the admissions office. Below are upcoming events at schools found in this education guide.

Barry University: Schedule a campus visit by creating an account at (go to undergraduate admissions tab). BU is at 11300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami Shores, Fla. Call (800) 695-2279 or visit

Carlow University: Saturday visit days are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 20 and Dec. 1. The fall overnight visit runs from 4 p.m. Oct. 28 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29. The fall campus visit day is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and the graduate student/adult student open house is from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Carlow is at 3333 Fifth Ave. in Pittsburgh, Pa. Call (800) 333-2275 or visit

Concordia University: Fall visit days are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and Nov. 10. Concordia is at 7400 Augusta in Forest Park. Call (708) 771-8300 or visit

Ferris State University: Dawg Days are offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10, March 23, April 6 and April 27. Individual campus visits are offered Monday through Friday. The main campus is at 1201 S. State St., Big Rapids, Mich. Call (800) 433-7747 or visit

Rosalind Franklin University: RFUMS hosts its annual fall open house Oct. 20. For more information about the open house or to arrange a campus visit at 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, contact (847) 578-3000 or visit

Grand Valley State University: GVSU has an information night scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Marriott Chicago Midway, 6520 S. Cicero (register online). Or visit the campus for tours Monday through Saturday (register online). Grand Valley is at 1 Campus Drive in Allendale, Mich. Call (800) 748-0246 or visit

Indiana State University: Sycamore preview days are offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Jan. 29, Feb. 18 and April 20; register online. ISU is at 318 N. Sixth St. in Terre Haute. Call (800) 468-6478 or visit

Indiana University Northwest: IUN’s fall preview night starts at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Savannah Center. Regularly scheduled walking tours take place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. Fridays. IUN is at 3400 Broadway in Gary, Ind. Call (888) 968-7486 or visit

Kendall College: Prospective students can arrange a personal visit through admissions. Kendall is at 900 N. Branch, Chicago. Call (888) 905-3632 or visit

Lawrence Technological University: Blue and White visit days run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 (more are scheduled in 2013). Blue Devil Days are offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and Nov. 3. Exploration Days are offered from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 and March 22. LTU is at 21000 W. Ten Mile Road in Southfield, Mich. Call (800) 225-5588 or visit

Marquette University: The next Discovery Day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Marquette is at 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Call (800) 222-6544 or visit

Milwaukee School of Engineering: Along with individual visits, MSOE offers several visit events throughout the year. Open houses are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13, April 20 and July 13. Senior visit days run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26. Junior visit days run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11, Feb. 25 and March 22. And Focus Fridays, which provide an in-depth look at various MSOE programs, run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 (electrical engineering), Oct. 5 (industrial engineering), Oct. 19 (business, biomolecular and biomedical engineering), Nov. 2 (nursing) and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 (mechanical engineering). MSOE is at 1025 N. Broadway in Milwaukee. Call (800) 332-6763 or visit

Robert Morris University: RMU offers a campus visit day at all of its campuses (eight in the Chicago are) at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Register online at Campus visits are offered between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call (800) 762-5960 or visit

Northeastern Illinois University: NEIU’s open house runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 8. Information sessions with tours are offered weekly (check the online schedule). NEIU is at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago. Call (773) 583-4050 or visit

Northern Michigan University: Visit individually Monday through Friday (register online) or attend a Wildcat Weekend on Nov. 10 or March 23. NMU is at 1401 Preque Isle Ave. in Marquette, Mich. Call (906) 227-1000 or visit

Northwestern College: NC offers campus visits at all three local locations (7725 S. Harlem, Bridgeview; 4811 N. Milwaukee, Chicago; 1809 N. Mill St., Naperville). Call (888) 205-2283 or visit

Purdue University Calumet: PUC will host an open house at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in Alumni Hall. Tours are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays or prospective students can arrange a personal visit through admissions. PUC is at 2200 169th St., Hammond, Ind. Call (800) 447-8738 or visit

Saint Louis University: Preview days are offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 and Nov. 11. SLU is at 221 N. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. Call (800) 758-3678 or visit

South Suburban College: Call admissions to arrange a campus visit at 15800 S. State St., South Holland, (708) 210-5718, or visit

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: Open houses, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., are scheduled for Oct. 5, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Feb. 18 and March 29. Call (618) 453-2988 or visit

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville: Campus tours are offered most weekdays at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Preview days run from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 and Nov. 12. Call (800) 447-7483 or visit

University of Illinois at Chicago: UIC hosts preview days Oct. 8, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Nov. 12; transfer preview days are offered Oct. 6 and Feb. 23. UIC also hosts the Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4. UIC is at 1200 W. Harrison. Call (312) 996-4350 or visit

University of St. Francis: Adult, transfer and graduate student open houses are offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and Feb. 2. Campus visit days for high school students run from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 and Nov. 18, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16. Campus preview days are offered at 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. Prospective students also can arrange a personal visit by calling (800) 735-7500. USF is at 500 Wilcox St. in Joliet. Visit for more information.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee: Open houses run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Preview days run from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Dec. 7, Jan. 25, March 1, April 12, July 19 and Aug. 9. UWM is at 3202 N. Maryland Ave. Call (414) 229-2222 or visit

Western Michigan University: Open houses are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 and 26 and Nov. 9 and 30. WMU is at 1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich. Call (269) 387-2000 or visit