On-Campus Visits

Monmouth continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Our plans for on-campus visitors comply with all expectations and guidelines outlined in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.

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In the interest of the health and safety of our visitors and staff and to ensure the most positive visit experience, registration for a campus visit is required. At this time, we are unable to accommodate unscheduled visitors.

Visit structure

On-campus visits are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday–Friday. To limit the possibility of exposure, we limit each time slot to one or two visitors (plus their guests) per time. If two families are on campus at once, they will have different check-in locations and will each tour separately with a counselor or coach. If you do not see availability for 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., then available visits for that time have been reserved.

The visit will be structured primarily as a walk-and-talk tour with an admission counselor or a coach; most of the visit will be conducted outside. When meeting indoors, we will use large open spaces instead of offices or other enclosed spaces such as conference rooms. Campus tours include walk-throughs of some indoor spaces, but access to specific buildings or spaces may be limited. Because students are on campus, tours will not include the inside of a residence hall or the dining hall; instead, we offer virtual opportunities to see those spaces.

Arrival procedures

We recommend you arrive on campus as close to your scheduled visit time as possible. When you arrive, please park in the parking lot directly in front of the Center for Science and Business, next to the Admission Building off East Broadway. Your admission counselor or coach will greet you outside at your car and escort you into the main lobby of the Center for Science and Business, where you can use the restroom and/or wash your hands. The visit/tour will begin in the Center for Science and Business. The bookstore is not open to visitors, but you can shop the bookstore online.

For students interested in connecting with a professor in their academic area of interest, we will attempt to schedule a meeting with a professor; that will also take place in a large, open indoor space or, if possible, outdoors. Faculty appointments may also be setup via Zoom as part of the visit, or your counselor may connect you with a faculty member for a Zoom, email or phone appointment after your in-person visit.

Face coverings and social distancing

Face coverings or masks that cover your nose and mouth are required of our employees and our guests, even when outdoors. This is the best way for us to ensure the health and safety of all involved in the visit experience. If you are unable to wear a covering because of a health reason, please note that on your registration. Tours with any guest not able to wear a face covering will be outdoor only.

Staff and guests are required to use proper social distancing (remaining six feet apart) throughout the visit. Per social distancing guidelines, we also discourage direct personal contact and avoid handshakes.


Water fountains on campus have been shut off, but water bottle fillers are available. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle on hot days, but we will have reusable water bottles available that you may use and take with you.

Snacks or meals are not available on campus at this time, but restaurants in town are offering patio seating or carryout for families visiting from out of town. Your admission counselor can provide dining recommendations in Monmouth or Galesburg.


All guests and staff are asked to self-monitor their health the day of and in advance of the visit. Anyone who is not feeling well, who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or who realizes they may have been exposed to the virus in the past 14 days should refrain from visiting/coming to work. If you need to cancel your visit, please get in touch with us, and we will gladly help you reschedule. The health and safety of our visitors and employees is our top priority.

No in-person group visits or open houses

We will continue to offer a variety of virtual events, including mini-classes, “Mondays at Monmouth” (information sessions) and one-on-one opportunities to connect virtually with counselors, students, professors and coaches.