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Office of Admission
Admission

First Year Visits

Recently admitted to Butler? We encourage you to browse the Admitted Student Visit options for visit experiences more tailored to you and your family at this phase of your college search. 

On-Campus Visits

Explore Butler Daily Visit

Recommended for all high school students, transfer students, and students in the beginning stages of their college seach or those visiting campus for the first time. 

Offered Monday through Friday at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM ET 

Explore Butler is our standard, daily campus visit program and includes the following:

  • 30-minute information session
  • 60-90 minute student-led tour of campus

The information session consists of a presentation from an admission counselor who will provide a general overview of campus, the Butler student experience, our academic colleges and majors, and the admission process. You can expect this visit to last around 2 hours. We recommend you register at least two weeks prior to your visit to ensure there is available space, and all visiting students should submit a separate registration.

Register for Explore Butler.

Campus Tour

Recommended for all high school students, transfer students, and those who previously visited campus and would like another tour of campus.

Offered Monday through Friday at 3:00 PM and some Saturdays during the academic year (September through April)

During the tour, one of our Butler Student Ambassadors will guide you through campus, providing a general overview of Butler, the student experience, and our academic colleges and majors.

What to expect:

  • 60–90 minute student-led walking tour
  • A tour of campus only, with no formal presentation 

Register for our Campus Tour.

Explore Colleges

Recommended for:

  • High school juniors
  • High school seniors

Already have an idea of what you’re planning to study in college? The weekly visit options listed below provide more thorough information about specific academic colleges and programs. Different from our more general Explore Butler visit, these visits give you the opportunity to hear directly from a faculty or staff member within your area(s) of interest.

Due to the popular nature of these visits, we encourage you to register at least two weeks prior to your visit date. Note that all visiting students should schedule their visit individually, and our presentation room limits registered students to two guests each.

NOTE: These visits do not include a tour of campus or an admission presentation. If you are wanting general Butler information—including admission and financial aid—and/or a tour of campus, we strongly encourage you to also register for our Explore Butler daily visit or Campus Tour.

Explore College of Communication 
Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 PM ET   Register here.

Explore College of Education
Mondays at 3:30 PM ET Register here.

Explore College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Tuesdays at 2:30 PM ET | Register here.

Explore Engineering Dual Degree Program (EDDP)
Tuesdays at 2:00 PM ET | Register here.

Explore Lacy School of Business  
Mondays and Fridays at 1:00 PM ET Register here.

Explore Jordan College of the Arts |  Register here.
Please note: Jordan College of the Arts students are encouraged to register for an Explore Butler session and indicate their preferred JCA major in the registration form. After doing so, they will have the opportunity to sign up for an individual appointment with JCA staff. If you’d prefer to register for an individual appointment with JCA staff only—without attending an Explore Butler visit—please email jcaadmissions@butler.edu.

Open House

Recommended for: 

  • High school seniors
  • Transfer students

Saturday, September 25 | Saturday, October 30

Open House is our cornerstone event for high school seniors and transfer students in the college search process. The on-campus Open House is an all day, in-person event that includes an academic and student life fair, college-specific breakout sessions, an optional campus tour, and information sessions about admission, financial aid, and student life. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with current students, faculty, and staff, and you'll leave with all of your questions about our application process answered.

Register for Open House.

Discover Butler Preview Day

Recommended for:

  • High school sophomores and juniors
  • Transfer students
  • Students in the beginning stages of their college search or those visiting campus for the first time.

Discover Butler, offered multiple times throughout the summer, is a terrific way to get to know what life is like as a Bulldog. This visit day program will provide a great introduction to Butler and will include opportunities for engagement such as: an academic and student life fair, opportunities to ask questions of current faculty members, a student-led tour of campus, and other highlights. For your planning purposes, this visit will last approximately 3-4 hours.

Registration has now closed for summer 2021 events. 

Virtual Visits

Explore Butler (Virtual)

Recommended for:

  • All high school students
  • Transfer students 
  • Students in the beginning stages of their college search or those visiting campus for the first time.

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET | Wednesdays at 4:00 PM ET

These online information sessions are in a webinar format (don't worry—you're not on camera!) and include a live delivery of our standard daily campus visit presentation and time for Q&A. An admission counselor will provide a general overview of campus, the Butler student experience, our academic colleges and majors, and the admission process.

Register for Virtual Explore Butler.

Admission Counselor Appointments (Virtual)

Recommended for:

  • All high school students
  • Transfer students 

The college search and application process can be a stressful time and we bet you have some questions. Your admission counselor is here for you! Whether you want to learn more about our 65+ majors, our test-optional admission process, or what life on campus is like, these one-on-one virtual meetings are the perfect way to get your questions answered.

Find your admission counselor and schedule a meeting using our Find Your Counselor tool. (Tip: click the "learn more" arrow.) 

Open House (Virtual)

Recommended for:

  • High school seniors
  • Transfer students

Thursday, November 11

Open House is our cornerstone event for high school seniors and transfer students in the college search process. The event, which will be held in Zoom, includes college-specific breakout sessions, information about Butler’s academic offerings and student life, special opportunities to meet our admission counseling team, and (of course!), Butler Blue IV, our live mascot. You’ll connect with current students, faculty, and staff, all from the comfort of your home and in only two hours. Learn more and view the schedule of the event at butler.edu/virtual-open-house.

Register for Virtual Open House.