Event Information

The following below is from the 2018 event and is subject to change

Friday, March 8

The event starts at 9am. All ages are welcome!

Experiences are happening throughout the day, starting at 10, 11, 1, and 2:15. They will last about 30 minutes.

Doors close at 3pm.

Saturday, March 9

Registration for the admitted student program is from 8 to 8:45am, and the program for starts at 9. Please register on the homepage!

The event concludes at 3pm.


ACES campus tours: Friday only, taking place every half hour starting at 9:30am. The last tour begins at 2pm. Tour groups will meet in the atrium of ACES Library.

Full campus tour must be scheduled ahead of time here. Did you miss the full campus tour? Find a self-guided campus tour here.

Housing tours: Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. at Illinois Street Residence HallNugent HallSnyder HallPennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls, and Florida Avenue Residence Hall. Saturday tours will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Nugent Hall and Illinois Street Residence Hall. The full listing of Housing Tours can be found here.


On Friday there will be food trucks located in the circle drive south of the ACES Library. Bevier Cafe will also be open.

Other campus food options are available at the Illini Union and on Green Street, on the northern end of campus.

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Imagine your future by attending Explore ACES. Find out what academic and career opportunities await you at the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

Registering for Explore ACES is not required, but it does assist us in preparing for the event, and ensuring that we are prepared to answer your questions and address your interests.