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Fridays at Wheaton

See Yourself at Wheaton

Fridays at Wheaton is a chance to experience a planned day of activities that will help you feel warmly welcomed, have a chance to attend classes, and see yourself at Wheaton! After your time on campus, we know you’ll understand why the Princeton Review calls Wheaton #10 for Best Quality of Life and why Wheaton is consistently ranked as the top distinctively Christian college in the U.S. 

2019-2020 Fridays at Wheaton Dates

  • October 11, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • November 22, 2019
  • December 6, 2019
  • February 28, 2020
  • Monday, March 30, 2020
  • April 24, 2020

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Can't make one of these events?

Schedule an individual visit on a date that works for your schedule.

Picture Your Day

Plan to arrive around 8:45am. After registering, you'll have the chance to enjoy a light breakfast, mingle with your hosts, and review your Welcome folder.

Next, you’ll

  • attend the opening session
  • take a student-led campus tour
  • head to Chapel for an experience of worship and community
  • join us in Anderson Commons for a top 20 college dining experience
  • attend a class of your choice or parents and students can attend Pathways to Wheaton (Admissions and Student Financial Services presentations).

You’ll also have the opportunity to attend departmental Open Houses, where you can meet some of our faculty in over 40 majors or a career coach from the Center for Vocation and Career. We’ll round out the day with a "Community Life at Wheaton" student panel where all your questions about residential life on campus will be answered by students from differing walks of life and disciplines. Scheduled programming concludes around 4:00 pm, but plan to stick around – you never know what activities you’ll find are happening on campus, in Wheaton, or in nearby Chicago!

Fridays at Wheaton Schedule




Arrive on campus, receive your visit packet, snack on fruit, coffee, and breakfast bites; mingle with campus hosts.

Opening Session


Welcome from Wheaton Admissions and Campus Leadership

Campus Tour


Student-led campus tour



Worship and Chapel speaker



Lunch in Anderson Commons

Pathways to Wheaton


Visit a Class


Attend Pathways to Wheaton (Admissions and Student Financial Services presentation) followed by a curriculum overview featuring faculty of Wheaton College


Students attend class of their choice

Student Panel


Panel Q+A with current students

Open Houses


Open Houses: Academic Departments

Meet Admissions Counselors in the Welcome Center


Travel Tips

If you are traveling by plane, we recommend either renting a car or contacting a taxi company for transportation to and from the airport. Check out more on directions and transportation.

Parking Information

Parking will be available in the East Billy Graham Center and Edman Chapel lots. View a campus map.

Interviews (Fall only)

Although interviews are an optional part of the application process, we are able to conduct a few limited admissions interviews during Fridays at Wheaton on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus or telephone interviews for alternate dates may be scheduled by calling 800.222.2419 ext. 2. Interviews are available only for students currently applying for admission.

Looking to make individual appointments?

Because Fridays at Wheaton are full of planned sessions, panels, and open houses, we are unable to accommodate requests for individual appointments outside of admission interviews. However, we would gladly set up an individual campus visit at another date that works for your schedule! With two weeks notice, we can set up individual appointments with faculty, coaches, and financial aid advisors. Learn more about individual visits.

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