Join us for a Visit Day!

Our First-Generation Visit Days are campus visit opportunities designed specifically with prospective first-generation college students in mind. First-generation students are defined as neither parent having a four-year college degree.

Experience Cardinal First

These programs allow you to experience how North Central's award winning Cardinal First program mentors and supports first-generation college students throughout your entire college career. The event includes a presentation on the Cardinal First program, lunch with current first-gen students and a walking tour of our campus led by a student tour guide. Learn even more about the work we're doing with first-generation students in this NPR feature article and radio story.

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Merner Fieldhouse, Cardinal Room

450 S. Brainard Street, Naperville, IL 60540

12:45 p.m. - Arrive, Check-in
1:00 p.m. - Welcome & Presentation
1:20 p.m. - Observe Cardinal First "Penultimate" & Lunch
2:20 p.m. - Meet a current Cardinal First mentor
2:45 p.m. - Walking Campus Tour
4:00 p.m. - Program Concludes


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Upcoming Program Dates

Wednesday, February 12
Wednesday, March 11
Wednesday, April 8

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