Campus Visit Days

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We invite you to join us to learn all about NC and tour our beautiful campus with a current student.  These are great opportunities to get a first introduction to the school in-person!

Monday, October 10 - Register

Tuesday, November 8
- Register

 

The itinerary for each is as follows:

Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center

171 E. Chicago Ave. in Naperville, IL

 

12:00 p.m.     Optional Early Check-in: Complimentary lunch at Kaufman Dining Hall OR discount coupons for downtown Naperville businesses and restaurants

12:45 p.m.    Check-in at Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center coat check area and then attend our Student Life Fair
                     
1:30 p.m.      'Welcome to North Central College' presentations
                             
2:00 p.m.      Tour to Academic Sessions with a current student

(we'll guide you to your session based on the interests you've provided us!)

-Liberal Arts: Exploring your path

-Becoming an Educator

-STEM at North Central

-Studying Business

-Health Sciences Pathways at North Central

2:45 p.m.     Complete Campus Tour

3:45 p.m.     Admission Counselor Breakout Groups

4:00 p.m.     Athletics Connections and/or Trolley Tours of Naperville area around campus         

4:30 p.m.     Departure


Extend your visit!

  • Complimentary Dinner at Kaufman Dining Hall available
  • Discount coupons for dinner in downtown Naperville
  • Spend the night in downtown Naperville with our Hotel Partner Program
  • Complimentary tickets can be provided for the 1:00 PM football game on Saturday.

Individual Visits

This on-campus visit opportunity includes an hour long walking campus tour with a current student and a meeting with an Admission Counselor (30 minutes for incoming freshman and 1 hour for incoming transfers if you'd like a transcript evaluation).  We have start times between 9am and 2:30pm every weekday. Use Event Category of "Individual Campus Visit" when registering below.

We also offer Individual Weeknight Transfer Visits during the academic year on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5pm and 6pm.  Use Event Category of "Individual Weeknight Transfer Visit" when registering below.  

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Saturday Visits

Freshmen: Hear an admission presentation from a Freshman Admission Counselor in a small group setting before a walking tour of our beautiful campus with a current student. 

Transfers: Hear an admission presentation from a Transfer Admission Counselor in a small group setting before a walking tour of our beautiful campus with a current student. 

Click "Register" below and use Event Category of "Saturday Visit" when registering to see more options.  

Transfer Info Session

9:45 a.m. to Noon

We are proud to be a leading destination for transfer students.  Join us to learn how we support you from inquiry to graduation and beyond.

Tuesday, November 22 - Registration to open soon.

Events Sponsored by Shimer Great Books School

Lunch conversations within Campus Visit Day 

Topic: What is identity?
Tuesday, November 8th - please register for the 11/8 event above!

Office of Multicultural Affairs Homecoming Open House

Saturday, October 1st 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in celebrating Homecoming! Visit us at the Multicultural Student Center for a meet and greet, to have your questions answered, learn about the space, and enjoy some light refreshments. Visit includes campus tour and full Homecoming football game experience if you plan to spend the day!

10:30 a.m. Check in

10:45 a.m. Admissions Presentation

11:00 a.m. Campus Tour with Student Ambassador

12:00 p.m. Open House at Multicultural Student Center

12:30 p.m. Optional Complimentary Lunch at campus dining facility

12:30 p.m. Optional Trolley Tours departing from Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center (see the beautiful town of Naperville)

Tailgate Visit Events

Transfer Student Tailgate

Saturday, October 15 - Register

Kickoff National Transfer Student Week celebrations by experiencing all the hype of a Cardinal Football weekend! Tailgate with other transfer students and enjoy free Game Day tickets.

10:15 a.m. Check-in

10:30 a.m. Admissions Presentation

11:00 a.m. Campus Tour

11:45 a.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Cardinal Football Game Kickoff


Cardinal Game Day Tailgate

Saturday, October 29 - Register
Experience all the hype of a Cardinal Football weekend! Tailgate with other Cardinals and enjoy free Game Day tickets.

10:15 a.m. Check-in

10:30 a.m. Welcome Presentations

11:00 a.m. Campus Tour

11:45 a.m. Lunch

1:00 a.m. Cardinal Football Game Kickoff

FAFSA Info Night

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 18
Complete your FAFSA with a financial aid expert. We get by with a little help from our friends - especially our helpful friends in Financial Aid. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your own device!


Schedule your visit today!

One of the best ways to determine whether North Central College is the right fit for you is to visit. Whether you’re an admitted student looking to discuss questions surrounding your final decision, an applicant with questions about completing your application, or a prospective student just starting your college search, our counselors are ready to assist you and your family.  

  • Masks are optional on campus. Masks are required in our Dyson Wellness Center, COVID testing Site, and may be required by some faculty in their labs. Masks may be required at some on-campus events depending on the event and organizer requirements.

  • Learn more about each visit option or explore dates available through our online events registration page. When you find the right option, submit your registration (we recommend searching by "Event Category" to view various options.)

  • Non-degree and graduate degree-seeking students should set up a visit with Graduate and Professional Studies 

  • If you are looking to schedule a group visit, please contact our Visit Coordinator at admissions@noctrl.edu 


Virtual Options

Students walking on campus

Virtual Campus Tour

Residence Hall Virtual Tours

students walking on campus

Individualized Virtual Visits for Freshman Students

Prospective freshman students can connect with an admission counselor to get specific questions answered through an individualized virtual visit or phone call!

student sitting on campus

Individualized Virtual Visits for Transfer Students

Prospective transfer students can connect with their transfer counselor to get specific questions answered through an individualized virtual visit or phone call!

students on campus

Campus Photo Gallery

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Planning your visit

From directions to lodging deals to local dining suggestions, we have the resources to make your visit to North Central fun, educational and affordable.

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Getting here

By plane, train or car, here’s how to find North Central. View our campus map

hotel in naperville

Lodging

We have an agreement with several Naperville hotels to ensure you get a great deal when you visit.

students in downtown naperville

Naperville

Our campus is only part of the story. There’s so much to explore off campus as well.

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Chicago

See Chicago for the first time or from a whole new perspective. It's a short train ride away.

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