We host a number of events throughout the year on campus and regionally. Spend the day in an open-house style event mingling with faculty, staff and current students. See the ways in which our people and programs lead to transformative experiences from which you benefit.
We want your visit to campus to be about you. Choose from a number of options to build your own adventure through a personalized visit. Along with a campus tour and an information session, meet with a faculty member in your area of interest, connect with an athletic coach and sit in on a class, engaging with current students. Tell us what you want to experience! Options are available based on your current year in high school.
Personalized Visit Descriptions
Admission Presentation (Suitable for: All high school grade levels)
This 30-minute presentation will give you a 30,000-foot view of DePauw University’s academic, social and professional offerings while providing you with insight into life as a DePauw Tiger. This precedes the campus tour, which supplements the presentation. (30 minutes)
Campus Tour (Suitable for: All high school grade levels)
This student-led walking tour highlights residential, social and academic areas on campus. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. If special accommodations are needed to assist you getting around campus, please let us know prior to your arrival if possible. (75 minutes)
Lunch in Hoover (Suitable for: All high school grade levels)
Prospective students are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal in Hoover Dining Hall, DePauw's main, state-of-the-art dining option. Parents and other family members are welcome to join in and may purchase their meal(s) upon entrance to the Hall. The dining hall is all-you-can-eat style and meals are $9.00 per person. (45-60 minutes)
Admission Appointment (Suitable for: Seniors, Juniors (by request)
While you are learning about us, we would like to learn more about you. We also know you may have more questions than you started the day with after attending an admission presentation and a campus tour. We encourage transfer candidates and high school seniors, whether admitted or just beginning the process, to schedule a conversation with an admission counselor to get those more in-depth questions answered. (30-45 minutes)
Classroom Visit (Suitable for: Seniors, Juniors)
Prospective students are invited to sample academic life by visiting a class in their area of interest. Due to timing restrictions, classroom visits are only available for students who are able to arrive before noon. Parents and other family members are welcome to explore campus on their own while the student is in class. Classes are typically 60 minutes long on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 90 minutes long on Tuesdays and Thursdays.. Visiting students should be prepared to attend the entire class session. Class visits are not available during the first and last weeks of the semester, during exam weeks, or during student holidays.
Coach Meeting (Suitable for: Seniors, Juniors)
Students who plan to play varsity athletics may schedule a meeting with a coach. If more than one sport is indicated on your visit form, please specify which sport you intend to pursue in college in the "additional information". We will do our best to include a meeting in your visit, but it is not guaranteed. (30-60 minutes)
Faculty Meeting (Suitable for: Seniors Only)
Students with specific academic questions who want to speak with a professor may schedule an appointment with a faculty member in the department of his/her academic interest during the week. We require a week’s notice to schedule a faculty appointment given the nature of their work. Faculty appointments are not available on the weekends nor during university breaks and exam weeks. (30 minutes)
Overnight Visit (Suitable for: Seniors Only)
High school seniors may elect to spend the night in a residence hall for one evening with one of our current student hosts. You will be matched with a host based upon information provided when you register. Plan to bring your sleeping bag and pillow. Meals will be covered by us during your time on campus. Overnight visits are scheduled most Sunday through Thursday evenings. Overnights are not available Fridays and Saturdays, over University breaks nor exam weeks. Please allow at least ten days advance notice for scheduling purposes.
Meet with an Honor Scholar or Fellows Program Representative (Suitable for: Seniors Only)
Students with an interest in one of our five Honor Scholar and Fellows Programs may schedule a meeting with a specific program to learn more. We will do our best to include such a meeting but it is not guaranteed. Honor Scholar or Fellow programs appointments are not available on the weekends, during University breaks or during exam weeks. (30 minutes)
Get directions & book your stay
We boast a number of accommodations in Greencastle and the surrounding area. Most conveniently, book a night at the Inn at DePauw, our hotel on campus and right next door to the Office of Admission. Make sure to let the staff know you are here for an admission visit to receive a discount!
The Tyler Grant is a one-time $1,000 grant awarded to first-year, out-of-state students who are accepted and visit DePauw University in their senior year of high school for an official Office of Admission visit by April 14, 2018. Apply to DePauw University and schedule a visit today!