Campus tours give students a chance to check things out

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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.

Chicago State University: Prospective students can take a virtual tour of the campus at csu.edu or call (773) 995-2000 to arrange a visit. CSU is at 9501 S. King Drive.

DeVry University: With 10 campuses in the Chicago area, DeVry offers students plenty of choices. Call the campus that meets your needs to arrange a tour. Call (866) 338-7941 or visit devry.edu for more information.

Elmhurst College: Group information sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 15, 12 and 26 and Feb. 2 at 190 Prospect Ave. in Elmhurst. Transfer students can attend Transfer Walk & Talk Tour week Jan. 7-11. Call (630) 617-3400 or visit elmhurst.edu.

Rosalind Franklin University: The next open houses are at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. For more information about the open houses or to arrange a campus visit at 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, contact (847) 578-3000 or visit rosalindfranklin.edu.

Indiana University Northwest: 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 iun.edu.

Lewis University: Individual tours are offered at 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Schedule a tour by calling (815) 836-5250. Lewis is at 1 University Parkway in Romeoville; visit lewis.edu for more information.

National Louis University: NLU has several campuses in the Chicago area. Open houses and information sessions are offered, so check http://nlu.edu/info for upcoming events or call (855) 658-4636 for more information.

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 northwesterncollege.edu.

Purdue University Calumet: Tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays or prospective students can arrange a personal visit through admissions. PUC is at 2200 169th St., Hammond, Ind. Call (219) 989-2213 or visit purduecal.edu.

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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Open houses, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., are scheduled for Feb. 18 and March 29; April 12 is a transfer day open house. Call (618) 453-2988 or visit siu.edu.

Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy: The next group campus tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at 28 N. Clark St. One-on-one visits are available also; register for either at tours@tfa.edu or call (312) 332-0707.

Triton College: Schedule a personalized tour with admissions staff by calling (708) 456-0300, ext. 3130. Triton is at 2000 Fifth Ave. in River Grove; www.triton.edu.