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Visit Campus

You Plan the Trip, We’ll Plan the Visit

What is life here really like?  A college visit is a chance to test-drive Southwestern: you might attend a class, talk with current students, meet with a professor, coach or admission counselor, or even stay overnight in a residence hall.  The Office of Admission will make all the arrangements for your visit to Southwestern.

Individual Day And Overnight Options

During the summer, you may schedule visits Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday visits are only available from September through April. To schedule an individual visit to campus, you may use the forms linked below or call the Office of Admission at 1-800-252-3166. 

WEEKDAY summer VISITS (May – August)

The Summer Visit

May include the following (approximately 2 hours):

  • Information session or personal interview with a member of the staff.
  • Student-guided walking tour of campus (10 a.m. & 1 p.m.).

Note: Due to New Student Move-In on Friday, August 12, afternoon appointments will not be scheduled.


weekday Fall & Spring visits (SEPTEMBER – APRIL)

The Standard Visit

May include the following (approximately 2 hours):

  • Meet with an admission counselor for an information session or personal interview
  • Receive student-conducted walking tour of campus offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

The Extended Day Visit (requires 14 day advance notice)

Allows for the Standard Visit activities (noted above) as well as any of the following (approximately 2 to 5 hours):

  • Attend a class
  • Meet with a professor or coach
  • Enjoy lunch on campus 

The Overnight Visit (requires 14 day advance notice)

Includes any or all of the above, as well as an overnight stay in a residence hall hosted by a Southwestern student.

Note: Overnight Visits are available only to high school seniors or students interested in transferring. Overnight Visits are only available Sunday through Thursday. 


Saturday Visits (august – April)

The Saturday Visit

Starting the day at 9:30 a.m., we will offer an information session, a walking tour of campus, and a Q&A with current students. Program will end at Noon.

Visits are offered most Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters, excluding those that conflict with observed holidays and special events. Click on the link to see a full list of Saturday closures.


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