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North Central to host visit day Jan. 21 for prospective and transfer students

Jan 10, 2019

North Central College is hosting a freshman and transfer visit day on Monday, Jan. 21 for prospective students looking to explore their future at one of the Midwest’s top institutions of higher education. Visit day highlights include opportunities to pursue scholarships and a hands-on engineering workshop.

Families can take trolley tours through the charming, bustling city of Naperville, North Central’s hometown and one of the most sought after places to live in the United States. Guided walking tours of campus, led by current North Central students, provide an in-depth look at the beautiful 68.5-acre campus, recently upgraded facilities and modern amenities. As part of the tour, families can also sample the cuisine with lunch at Kaufman Dining Hall, a favorite option among students on campus.

Students have the chance to hear from current faculty and staff about student life opportunities and the College’s academic highlights, as well as obtain guidance on the admission process and financial aid.

Students interested in pursuing engineering as a major can participate in a special “Make and Take” session hosted by Frank Harwath, professor of engineering and director of the North Central College engineering program. This interactive event will give students the unique opportunity to plan and build their own projects using the College’s 3D design software and printers in the Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center. There will be two opportunities to attend, at 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Find out more and sign up on the event web page

For students interested in learning more about the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College, there will be a session of the Montaigne Scholarship Event. Students who submit an essay for the event will participate in a discussion with Shimer students and faculty at 1 p.m., following the visit day events. Visit the Montaigne program web page for more information.

Auditions for music scholarships will also be held during the day for incoming students. Register and find audition guidelines on the fine arts auditions web page.

The visit day program starts at the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue in Naperville. There is an optional session for high-achieving students beginning at 9 a.m., followed by general check-in at 9:15. More information and a full schedule for the day are available on our web page.

If students cannot attend on Jan. 21, additional visit days are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 and Friday, March 1. Students can also schedule a personalized visit whenever it is convenient, Monday through Saturday. For more information and to register for the Jan. 21 visit day—or to arrange an individual visit for another time—call 630-637-5800 or go to northcentralcollege.edu/visit.