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Wheaton Connection Visit for Accepted Students

Now that you've been accepted, you're warmly invited to attend Wheaton Connection! Bring your family for a unique Wheaton visit experience, and explore our campus, our culture, our community.

Wheaton Connection. It's a chance to attend classes. To stroll through campus. To discover residence life. To meet the people who define Wheaton.

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Opening Night begins at 4:00 pm. After registering, you'll meet some of our faculty and have the opportunity to tour campus. Later you'll celebrate your acceptance to Wheaton with a special Accepted Students reception and then stay overnight in a dorm.

Connection Day starts at 8:00am. Morning arrivals register, then there's breakfast and a chance to meet some administrators. After that, you get to experience community at chapel, enjoy our top-ranked food for lunch, and visit a class. Naturally, there are financial aid and career presentations, but also a "Community Life at Wheaton" student panel. Scheduled programming concludes around 3:15 pm, but there are optional activities if you'd like to extend your visit through the afternoon.

And if you want to study or participate in music, you may attend a Conservatory of Music session and ensemble rehearsals.

As a gift from us to you for your acceptance, we have waived the normal registration fee for accepted students and families. Overnight housing in the dorms is available for visiting students and is guaranteed before the housing deadline.

We hope to see you at Connection this Spring! Register today.

2017-2018 Connection Dates

Connection Program    Housing Registration Deadline*
April 19-20, 2018   Due to the volume of overnight housing requests, we can no longer guarantee overnight housing for students. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list and informed if housing becomes available.


*Overnight housing for students is guaranteed only through the housing registration deadline. All late registrants will be placed on a waiting list and informed if housing becomes available.


Wheaton Connection Events

See a full schedule of events here.

(Subject to change)

A time for students and parents to meet with faculty from different departments

  • Campus tour
  • Accepted Students dinner reception
  • Overnight housing for students in dorms
  • Meals in our award-winning dining hall
  • An opening session from Wheaton’s administration
  • A presentation from our Center for Vocation and Career
  • A presentation about Christ at the Core and our commitment to the integration of faith and learning
  • A presentation from our Student Financial Services
  • A time to ask questions and hear from a panel of Wheaton students
  • Chapel Service
  • Class Visits
  • An information session and tour of our new Science Center (for those interested in the natural sciences)
  • An information session from our Conservatory of Music (for those interested in music)
  • Opportunities to visit our campus museums

Travel Tips

If you are traveling by plane, we recommend either renting a car or contacting a taxi company for transportation to and from the airport.

Because we can provide housing for one night only, please make arrangements if you need to arrive early or stay late. We're only able to accommodate accepted students in the residence halls. Any other prospective students, parents and family members who plan to attend will need to arrange for their own housing.

Packing List

Students staying overnight in a residence hall will need a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, and an alarm clock. We suggest bringing several layers of comfortable clothing, walking shoes, and an umbrella. You may also want to bring spending money for the bookstore.

Parking Information

Parking will be available in the East Billy Graham Center and Edman Chapel lots. View a campus map.


Register using the form below. Detailed confirmation materials will be emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.