Campus Events

Musicians at Japan House

Make plans to visit us. Put special events and campus programs on your schedule.

Open Houses

Various dates when class is in session during the fall semester.  For prospective students interested in Art Education, Crafts Metal (Jewelry Design), History of Art, New Media, Painting, Photography, or Sculpture.

Monday, September 17

Friday, October 5

For prospective students interested in Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, or Urban + Regional Planning. 

Saturday, October 20 (Auditions, Portfolio Reviews, Interviews available)

Friday, November 9

Saturday, December 15
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy our juried regional high school small works show with light refreshments. High school students and prospective transfer students have the opportunity to have faculty provide informal feedback on portfolio. Please bring your physical portfolio or a laptop/ipad with your work if requesting a review.  

Audition Dates

Dance Audition Information

October 8, 2018  - Early Action Dance Audition Date, Includes Open House
February 9, 2019   - Includes Open House
March 4, 2019   - for transfer only

Theatre Audition Information

October 20, 2018 - Includes Open House + Early Action Audition Date
November 3, 2018 - Early Action Audition Date 
December 1, 2018
January 11, 2019 -
Illinois High School Theatre Festival
January 19, 2019
February 16, 2019
March 9, 2019 – (for transfer students) – Includes Open House

Music Audition Requirements

November 9, 2018  Junior Mock Audition Day
November 9, 2018  - Early Action Music Audition Date (Registration available upon application)
January 18 & 19, 2019  - Music Audition Date (Registration available upon application)
February 1 & 2, 2019  - Music Audition Date (Registration available upon application)

Orange and Blue Days

Orange and Blue Days can give you a broad look at college life at Illinois, the admissions process, financial aid, academic programs, and perspectives from current students. Register online for one of these all-day campus visits hosted by U of I Admissions.

FAA Appointments

Make an appointment for a one-on-one meeting with a school representative. You may register for a meeting when you sign up online for a daily visit, or feel free to contact an FAA advisor directly to set one up.


Schedule a University of Illinois campus tour through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Options include guided walking tours and visits to classes and residence halls. The office is located at 901 West Illinois Street in Urbana and welcomes prospective students and their families. Register online or call 217.333.0824 for more information. You can also take a self-guided trip through the Quad at the heart of campus.

Are you ready to learn more about the College of Fine and Applied Arts?

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