Visit Campus

We’d love to welcome you for an open house, overnight visit or personalized day for you. Let us know what your perfect visit day looks like. We can’t wait to see you on campus!

Experience a personalized visit day

Is Central the place for you? Come visit and find out.

Be as specific as you want. It’s your day to explore, and we’ll help you investigate everything to find out if you belong at Central.

Schedule a campus visit online:

If you bring your completed application, we will waive the application fee. While you’re here, don’t forget to pick up your FREE t-shirt and Dutch letter — Pella's famous pastry! As always, call 877-462-3687 with any questions.


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Traveling from far away?

If you're not from Iowa, we'll help meet your travel expenses to visit Central. Ask about our reimbursement policy when you schedule a visit. Learn more.


Experience a group visit day

Sept. 5, 2015 - Fun Facts and Football!

It's a game day Central preview just for you!

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Sept. 5 and Oct. 14, 2015 - Women's Soccer Top Prospect Visit Days

"Confidence, Commitment, Consistency"

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Sept. 14 - Chicago Reception

Central students are successful: Come learn why!

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Sept. 18, Oct. 12 and Nov. 13, 2015 - Discover Central Days

Discover how results and success go hand-in-hand at Central!

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Oct. 8, 2015 - Des Moines Reception

Central students are successful: Learn why!

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Oct. 3 and 10 - Men's Basketball Visit Day

Discover a place where you can make a difference, both on and off the court!

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Oct. 10, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7, 2015 - Big Red Saturday!

Wear Central RED, cheer on the Dutch!

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Sept. 5, Oct. 3 and Oct. 31 - Wrestling Visit Days

Join us for the Central Wrestling Visit Day!

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Nov. 7, 2015 - Exercise Science Visit Day

Exercise science is one of Central's top majors and produces many successful graduates.

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Sept. 5, Oct. 10 and Nov. 7, 2015 - Football Visit Day

Join Central's head coach Jeff McMartin and position coaches for a football visit day and game!

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Oct. 23-24 and Dec. 4-5, 2015 - Central Overnighter for Seniors

Come and see what Central College is all about!

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Dec. 5-6; Jan. 15-16 - Track & Field/Cross Country Overnighters

Join Central's nationally ranked cross country and track teams!

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Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19, 2016 - Honors Reception

President Mark Putnam requests your presence at academic scholarship events at Central College.

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Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, 2016 - Central College Scholar Day

Participate in Scholar Days for the opportunity to earn scholarships!

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Paul Wiehe with Central students.