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Visits and Events

We want you to feel welcome and engage in the full SLU experience, so we’ve created a number of structured opportunities to make the most of your time. We have several types of visit opportunities to suit your needs and schedules. Please review the information below for all of the options.

Queen's Daughters Hall

Queen's Daughters Hall is the home of SLU's New Student Visit Center. The Center is located at 3730 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

There are some SLU experiences that photographs just can’t capture. Walk down West Pine Mall and see all the places to study and meet up with friends. Be wowed by the amazing architecture and stained glass inside College Church. Rub the Billiken’s belly for good luck. 

Register for a campus visit, and we'll show you the SLU we know — an immaculately cared-for campus within walking distance of the city of St. Louis’ most significant cultural venues.

If you have any questions, our visit assistants are available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 800-758-3678, or you can email them at visitslu@slu.edu any time.

Weekday Visits 

Visit the University on a weekday and see the SLU campus.

Admission Presentation and Campus Tour

An hour-long presentation with our admissions team followed by a student-led tour.

Register for a Presentation and Tour

Individual Visits and Billiken-for-a-Day

Visit SLU on your own schedule. Options include an information session, admission interview, campus tour, an overnight stay and/or the opportunity to attend classes. Call 314-977-2500 to schedule.

Saturday Visits

Admission events are scheduled on a Saturday each month for those who can’t get to campus during the week. Each visit day includes an information session with current students and a campus tour.

Select days include special presentations and tours of specific colleges that include meeting with faculty, seeing classrooms and labs and lunch. Upcoming Saturday visit dates include:

Open Houses and Special Programs

Preview Day: Monday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 6

Join us for an open-house event where you will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, hear from current students, and attend a resources and information fair featuring representatives from our pre-law and pre-med programs, as well as other offices across campus. Admission counselors will be available for on-campus interviews.

The November date will also feature an exclusive talk by Rob Franek, author of The Best 380 Colleges and  the option to stay overnight in a residence hall.

Cultural Connections: Saturday, Jan. 21

From a campus tour to an interactive student panel, Cultural Connections offers you an inside glimpse to the cultural diversity of the Billiken experience. Founded in the Jesuit mission, SLU is committed to fostering an inclusive environment. We welcome and celebrate all expressions of diversity and social identities. During this visit, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Attend our Multicultural Student Organizations and Services Fair
  • Undergo an application review, which will help to ensure that you submit a strong college application
  • Attend a financial-aid session
  • Get information about SLU's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Registration opens Monday, Dec. 5

Admitted Student Lunch: Sunday, Feb. 5, or Saturday, April 22

This weekend visit offers admitted students a unique, in-depth look at SLU. From touring our freshman residence halls to interacting with current students and staff, future Billikens will see what life is really like on campus. Eat lunch in the Griesedieck cafeteria, speak to faculty members about your major and learn about the next steps in the enrollment process.

Parents, we didn't forget about you. You will attend special information sessions about financing a SLU education and the support available to your sons and daughters on their journey to commencement.

Registrations open Monday, Dec. 19, and Tuesday, Feb. 28

Admitted Student Day: Monday, March 27, and Monday, April 10

Are you ready to be a Billiken? SLU is definitely ready for you. This high-energy campus visit maximizes your time on campus and helps make your decision to attend SLU seamless as possible. An optional overnight stay on Sunday allows you to experience life in our residence halls and get a taste of the fun and excitement on our campus. Bond with current students as you listen to one of SLU's award-winning a cappella groups, attend Sunday evening student Mass in St. Francis Xavier College Church and experience a typical night on SLU's campus.

On Monday, students will attend a class while parents learn more about financing a SLU education and support services on campus. Students and parents come together to meet with a representative from  the student's declared major, as well as learn more about special programs, including honors, pre-med, pre-law, study abroad and much more.

Registrations open Monday, Dec. 19, and Tuesday, Feb. 28

Transfer Open House: Wednesday, March 22

No matter where you started your education, SLU is a great place to finish it. This open house for admitted and prospective transfer students offers an in-depth look at the academic and social opportunities on SLU's campus. Learn more about the transfer admission process and meet the transfer-admission counselor who will guide you through the steps to becoming a Billiken.

Registration opens Monday, Feb. 6

Junior Visit Day: Monday, April 24

The college search process can be overwhelming, so it's never too early to start preparing and SLU is here to help. This event for high school juniors offers an overview of the college application process and a detailed look at SLU. You can take a tour of campus and meet with an admission counselor to discuss all the academic and social opportunities that await you on our beautiful, urban campus.

Registration opens Tuesday, Feb. 28

Visit Information 

Please be sure to read your confirmation materials closely for information on parking, meeting spaces, building locations and times.

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Where to Stay

In an effort to show our guests a more realistic view of residence halls at SLU, we use rooms that are occupied by current students. We want to ensure and respect our students' privacy and busy schedules; therefore, residence hall tours are limited during move-in or move-out days, or near holidays and school breaks.

Residence hall tours are also limited during the summer due to scheduled maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask a visit assistant. Dates and times are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you check our schedule six to eight weeks before making travel arrangements. 

Campus visits are not available on the following days:

  • Nov. 24-25 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
  • Dec. 23, 26-30 (Christmas Holiday)
  • Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 (New Year's Holiday)
  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day)