Campus Events

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Make plans to visit us. Put special events and campus programs on your schedule.

Open Houses

Shadow Days are held on various dates when classes are in session during the fall semester. This program is for students interested in majoring in art education, crafts: metal (jewelry design), history of art, new media, painting, photography, or sculpture. Schedule your Shadow Day on campus.

October 6, 2017

Come to this open house to learn more about programs in architecture, graphic design, industrial design, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. Register today to reserve your space.

October 9, 2017

Get to know the students, faculty, and staff of Dance at Illinois at this open house. You'll have a chance to observe our classes and see our studio and performance spaces. This is also your chance to audition in time for the early action application submission period. Save your spot by registering today.

October 21, 2017

Arrive on campus for your audition, interview, or portfolio review and then take a tour and stay for a casual dinner with current students. Afterward you can see a performance of the production of Travesties by Illinois Theatre. Sign up for this event.

October 26, 2017

Our fall open house features master classes taught by faculty members, visits to classes and ensemble rehearsals, recitals by faculty members and students, informational sessions about the School of Music, and discussion sessions with current students and alumni. Get more details about this daylong event—during Homecoming Week at Illinois—and register today.

December 16, 2017

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy our juried regional high school small works show with light refreshments. High school students and prospective transfer students will have an opportunity to have our faculty provide informal feedback on their portfolios. Bring along your portfolio or a laptop/iPad with your work if you are requesting a review. RSVP for this event today.

Audition Dates

Dance Audition Information

Register for a slot at an on-campus audition.

October 9, 2017—early action admission date

February 3, 2018—open house on February 2

March 5, 2018—transfer students only

Dance at Illinois will also host auditions at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on November 4.

Theatre Audition Information

Register to reserve an audition date.

October 21, 2017—early action date and includes an open house

November 4, 2017—early action date

December 2, 2017

January 20, 2018

February 17, 2018—transfer students only

March 10, 2018—transfer students only and includes an open house

Illinois Theatre will also hold auditions at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival on January 12 and at the National Unified Auditions in Chicago on February 5–7.

Music Audition Requirements

Registration information for auditions will be supplied after you apply to the university.

November 10, 2017—early action date

January 19–20, 2018

January 20, 2018—Junior Mock Audition Day

February 2–3, 2018

February 9, 2018

Orange and Blue Days

Orange and Blue Days can give you a broad look at college life at Illinois, the admissions process, financial aid, academic programs, and perspectives from current students. Register online for one of these all-day campus visits hosted by U of I Admissions.

FAA Appointments

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a school representative. You may register for a meeting when you sign up online for a daily visit, or feel free to contact an FAA advisor directly to set one up.


Schedule a University of Illinois campus tour through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Options include guided walking tours and visits to classes and residence halls. The office is located at 901 West Illinois Street in Urbana and welcomes prospective students and their families. Register online or call 217.333.0824 for more information. You can also take a self-guided trip through the Quad at the heart of campus.

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