Start Your Weekend at Wheaton College with Fridays at Wheaton

October 25, 2017

This fall, Wheaton College invites prospective freshmen and transfer students to picture themselves at Wheaton by attending a Friday at Wheaton visit day. 

Fridays at Wheaton are one-day visit events that allow prospective students to experience Wheaton through the eyes of current students with a student-led campus tour, visits to classes and chapel, and lunch in Anderson Commons.

“We wanted students to experience a typical day in the life of a Wheaton student,” explains Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions Jason Kircher. “Fridays at Wheaton allow students to get a real sense of life on campus, while not sacrificing the personal attention that you’d have in an individual visit.”

The visit day activities extend from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and feature programming for both prospective students and parents, including Admissions and Financial Aid information sessions, open houses with academic departments, the Center for Vocation and Career, and Athletics, and a Community Life Panel with current Wheaton students.

Kircher notes that the Community Life Panel, where current Wheaton students answer questions about life on campus, is a highlight of each Friday at Wheaton.

“Every student walks away from Wheaton College having had an authentic interaction with our students. Until you engage with us in person, certain distinctive parts of the Wheaton experience are hard to represent in print and online,” Kircher says. “Most Christian colleges talk about the integration of faith and learning, but when you come to Wheaton, you can see that we’re different. We’re systemically, distinctively Christian. You’ll see Christ in chapel, but you’ll also see God working on our tours, in classes, and in our students.”

The next Fridays at Wheaton will take place on November 3, 10, and 17. Learn more and register for a Friday at Wheaton at To apply to Wheaton College by the November 1 Early Action deadline, start here.