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

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.

  • Connect with professors, coaches and advisors — people who will make the difference in your Central education.
  • Experience classes, labs or athletics practices.
  • Ask students about their experience in your major.
  • See where Central students eat and live.
  • Meet with financial aid professionals, discuss scholarship options and get help filing the FAFSA.

Visit us Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Discover Central College!

Saturday Visit

Visit us on Saturdays by scheduling an individual visit, 8:30 a.m. – noon.

Schedule a Saturday Visit

Individual Scholar Day

Unable to attend one of our Scholar Day events? An Individual Scholar Day is a remarkable opportunity for admitted high school seniors to still qualify for additional scholarships.

Individual Scholar Days must be completed by Friday, Feb. 28.

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Visit Day Events

Transfer Visit Day | Feb. 28

Transferring to Central? We make it easy.

Best Decision Ever Week | March 9-13

Choose a day during March’s Best Decision Ever Week for an exciting, personalized experience!

Transfer Visit Day | March 27

Transferring to Central? We make it easy.

Admitted Student Overnight Visit | April 3-4

Your perfect fit: Visit to meet other students who share your drive to reach beyond and achieve new heights of success!

Men’s Soccer Visit Day | April 17

Central Men’s Soccer: All In, All the Time. Visit and See for Yourself!

Discover Central Visit Day | April 17

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

Women’s Soccer Visit Day | April 17

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

Sibling Visit Day | April 18

Join us for this Sibling Visit Day! Experience Central, Have Fun and Cheer on the Dutch.

Transfer Visit Days | Feb. 28, March 27 or April 20

Transferring to Central? We make it easy.

Choir Visit Day | April 24

Experience the sights and sounds of Central at the Choir Visit Day!

Wrestling Visit Days | March 28, April 4 and 25

Central Wrestling: All In, All the Time. Visit and See for Yourself!

Be More Than A Spectator Day | June 6

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

STEM Camp Visit Days | June 25-26

Explore the world of STEM at Central College during our exciting, hands-on sessions June 25 and 26.

Discover Central Visit Days | July 15, 16, 17

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

Discover Central Visit Days | Aug. 5, 6, 7

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

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!

Call 877-462-3687 or send a text message to 641-632-9667 with any questions.

Common Drive Times Directions To Campus Campus Map Red Rock area

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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.

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For prospective out-of-state students, Central College will help meet their travel expenses to visit campus.

The following guidelines apply:

  • To be eligible for travel reimbursement, you must be admitted to Central College prior to your travel date.
  • Travel reimbursement is valid for airfare or mileage for student expenses only.
  • For travel by car, you will provide a home address which will be used to calculate round-trip mileage to/from campus. Based on Central College policy, the rate of .50 per mile will be used to determine eligible reimbursement amount. Students traveling from non-contiguous states can receive reimbursement for up to $250 of their travel expenses. Students traveling from contiguous states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri) and including Kansas can receive reimbursement for up to $30 of their travel expenses. Gas receipts are not required.
  • For travel by air, upload your itemized receipt(s) for airline reservation. Must show individual ticket charges.
    Based on Central College policy, the following services are excluded from your ticket price and cannot be considered as part of your incurred expenses:
    • Priority Seating
    • Comfort Seating
    • Seat Selection
    • Early Check-in
    • Travel Insurance
    • Flight Protection
    • Flight Cancellation
    • Priority seating
  • You may complete/submit Electronic Reimbursement Authorization Form prior to your scheduled campus visit date, but reimbursement will be paid following your campus visit.
  • Complete/submit Electronic Reimbursement Authorization Form and upload any applicable receipt(s) within 60 days of your completed campus visit.

For questions, contact Associate Director of Admission, Kelly Kowzan at 641-628-7521 or

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