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!
Discover Central Visit Day


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 advisers — 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, 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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Visit Day Events

Best Decision Ever Week | Sept. 16-20

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

Women’s Soccer Visit Day | Sept. 21

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

Discover Central Visit Day | Oct. 11

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

Best Decision Ever Week | Oct. 21-25

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

Central Overnighter | Oct. 25-26

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

Wrestling Visit Days | Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and 26

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

Men’s Basketball Visit Days | Sept. 14 and Oct. 26

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

Scholar Days | Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Jan. 25 & Feb. 1

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

Football Visit Days | Sept. 7, 14, 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 9

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

Best Decision Ever Week | Nov. 11-15

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

Exercise Science and Pre-Health Visit Day | Nov. 16

Experience Central’s first-rate Exercise Science and Pre-Health programs.

Discover Central Visit Day | Nov. 22

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

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.

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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 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.
  • If you're traveling from a non-contiguous state, you can receive reimbursement for up to $250 of your travel expense.
  • Please send receipts for verification of your airline or mileage expense within 60 days of travel to Chevy Freiburger in the admission office.

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