Visit Campus

We’d love to welcome you to campus! Come for an open house, overnight visit or personalized day soon. Visiting campus is essential to finding out if Central is the right fit for you. We can’t wait to see you!

Individual Visit

Central College students on Peace Mall

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.

Visit us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Saturday Visit

Visit us on Saturdays by scheduling an individual visit, 8 a.m.-noon on most Saturdays.

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Group Visit

Football Visit Days

Close-up: Central’s nationally-recognized football program, complete with a conference showdown. Don’t miss these visit days!

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Wrestling Visit Day

Central Wrestling: All In, All the Time. Visit and see for yourself!

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Be More Than A Spectator Day

Join us for this athletic visit day. Learn what it means to be a student-athlete at Central.

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Des Moines Reception

Your future is full of possibilities, and we want you to explore every single one! Join us Oct. 11.

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Women’s Soccer Visit Day

Commitment, dedication, excellence. Don’t miss out on the Women’s Soccer Visit Day!

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Men’s Basketball Visit Day

Get a Central close-up: 2016 NCAA Div. III tournament qualifier, Iowa Conference tournament champions. Be a part of it all!

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Cedar Rapids Reception

Your future is full of possibilities, and we want you to explore every single one! Join us Oct. 18.

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Best Decision Ever Week!

Choose a day during Central’s visit week for an exciting, personalized experience!

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Chicago Reception

Your future is full of possibilities, and we want you to explore every single one! Join us Oct. 22.

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Music Visit Day

You’re focused on your future. So is Central.

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Overnight Visit for Seniors

Connections make all the difference. Who will your connections be at Central? Find out!

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Exercise Science Visit Day

Experience Central’s first-rate exercise science and pre-athletic training programs.

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Music Major Scholarship

Register for Music Major Scholarships at Central!

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Central Awards

Audition/interview for scholarships at Central College!

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Scholarship Weekends

Be a part of the opportunities a world-class Central education can provide.

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Discover Central Visit Day

You don’t have to look for opportunities at Central — opportunities will find you.

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Visit information

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.

Paul Wiehe with Central students.