Black Violin at Krannert Center, Photo by Stephen Kemp

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

Open Houses

Our open houses and other free informational events welcome students who have not yet applied and those who have already submitted their applications to the University of Illinois.

September 12, 2019

This all-day event is geared toward prospective students who are considering majoring in music. Join us for master classes taught by faculty members at the School of Music, recitals, panels with alumni and current students, information sessions, and ensemble rehearsals.

October 4, 2019

The Design and Planning Open House is a great way to explore architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, industrial design, and graphic design in hands-on workshops. Students will also tour facilities and meet faculty, staff, and students in these areas of study. Register today.

October 26, 2019

Meet the people at Illinois Theatre, tour our facilities, and attend our production of Gem of the Ocean. Applicants will have an opportunity to audition. Register now.

November 8, 2019

Learn more about Dance at Illinois at our open house. You can take and observe classes, meet us, see our rehearsal and performance spaces, and attend November Dance 2019. Auditions will take place for current applicants on Saturday, November 9. Reserve your spot today.

November 8, 2019

High school juniors are invited to a mock audition session with our School of Music faculty. This free daylong event will provide invaluable experience in applying and auditioning for a university music program.

December 14, 2019

Enjoy our juried regional high school small works show with light refreshments at the Link Gallery. High school students and prospective transfer students will have an opportunity to have our faculty provide informal feedback on their portfolios.

Talent Submission Dates

Talent submission dates are reserved for students who have already applied to the University of Illinois and need to submit the required talent component to complete their application.

Illinois Theatre Audition Information

October 26, 2019—We invite you to a special on-campus talent submission experience. Afterward, join us for a casual dinner with current students and then attend Illinois Theatre’s production of Gem of the Ocean.
November 9, 2019
December 7, 2019
January 25, 2020
February 15, 2020

Get information about auditions at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival on January 10, 2020.

Learn more about meeting with Illinois Theatre at the National Unified Auditions in Chicago on February 3–5, 2020.


School of Music Audition Requirements

November 8, 2019—Early action audition date (registration available upon application)
January 24 and 25, 2020—Registration available upon application
February 6, 7, and 8, 2020—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.

  • Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
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.

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