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Office of Admission
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First Year Visits

Virtual Visits

Hinkle Fieldhouse: Hoops, History, and Magic (Virtual)

Recommended for prospective students of all ages.
Monday, March 15, 7:00–8:00 PM ET

Butler University's Hinkle Fieldhouse is one of the host venues for this year's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, and we want you to be a part of the excitement! This one-of-a-kind virtual admission event will take you behind the scenes of Hinkle Fieldhouse, giving you a glimpse into the secrets, history, and magic of Indiana's beloved basketball cathedral. Current students will talk about their own lives at Butler, share what it's like to experience a typical game day, and take you along on a quick virtual tour of portions of campus. You'll even get to meet Butler Blue IV, our new live mascot.

Whether you're a diehard basketball fan or a casual observer wanting to learn more about the Butler student experience, this event is for you!

Register here.

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 2:30 PM | Wednesdays at 4:00 PM | Fridays at 10:30 AM

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 here.

Explore Colleges (Virtual)

Recommended for:

  • High school juniors
  • High school seniors

Already have an idea of what you want to study in college? If so, then these visits are for you! These weekly visits are 30 minutes in length and will provide you a more thorough and detailed overview of specific academic colleges and programs. Different from our more general Explore Butler visit program, these will give you the opportunity to hear directly from a faculty or staff member within your area(s) of interest.

Registration for these visits has ended and will re-open fall 2020.

Understanding Financial Aid (Virtual)

Recommended for:

  • High school juniors
  • High school seniors
  • Transfer students 
  • Families

Wednesdays at 11:00 AM 

This 30-minute session will provide students and families with an overall understanding of Butler financial aid and gift programs. The experts in our Office of Financial Aid will also cover the importance of filing the FAFSA, the meaning of Estimated Family Contribution, direct versus indirect costs, and more.

Register here

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

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, will include 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/open-house.

Virtual Open House events have concluded for this year.

On-Campus Visits

Explore Butler

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.

Offered Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM ET; Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM ET; and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM ET

Explore Butler is our standard, daily campus visit program and includes a 30-minute information session followed by a 60-90-minute tour of campus. An admission counselor 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 2-3 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 here.

Campus Tour

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.

Offered Saturdays at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:00 PM

This campus visit includes a 60–90 minute walking tour of campus. 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. Note that this visit includes a tour of campus only, with no formal presentation.

Register here.

Discover Butler

Due to the University’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), these visit programs have been canceled for this year and are planned to resume in 2021.

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 spring and summer, is a terrific way to get to know what life is like as a Bulldog. This fast-paced event includes an academic and student life fair, a campus tour, a current student panel, and admission interest sessions to choose from.