Admissions Events

    Viterbo University is proud to be a Wisconsin private university that offers students access to over 40 programs, individualized attention (with an 11:1 student to faculty ratio), and an affordable out-of-pocket cost thanks to over 450 different scholarships and financial aid options. Viterbo is the premier private college in western Wisconsin, located in the beautiful Driftless Region and thriving city of La Crosse (the #1 college town in Wisconsin).

    VU Preview Days 2019-20

    These events are designed to give you a true feel for our campus and its beautiful facilities in a group setting. The day will include a resource fair, admission and financial aid presentations, tour of campus (including residence halls), student panel, faculty meeting (optional), athletic coach meeting (optional), and complimentary lunch in our dining hall. To register for one of our remaining VU Preview Days, click on the date that you would like below, or click on our Visit Calendar

    NURSES Program Exploration Day

    Are you interested in rural healthcare? Join faculty of the Viterbo University School of Nursing for a special luncheon and nursing simulation to learn more about Viterbo's NURSES (Nursing for Underserved Rural Students seeking Educational Success) program. Through the NURSES program, nursing students from rural areas may be eligible for scholarships, summer immersion experiences, academic support, peer mentoring, student employment, rural clinical site placements, and other high impact experiences. Coinciding with the VU Preview Day on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, students and families are welcome to register for either the VU Preview, the NURSES Program Exploration Day, or both parts of the day. 

    Tacos and Tours

    Come enjoy tacos and take a campus tour! Current students, campus organizations, and admissions staff will also be present for this fun and focused evening event on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    Engineering Exploration Day

    Prospective students and their families are invited to learn more about Viterbo's engineering program and meet local engineers who will share their career experiences. Coinciding with the VU Preview Day on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, students and families are welcome to register for either the VU Preview, the Engineering Exploration Day, or both parts of the day.

    Group/School Visits

    We welcome groups of any size to visit Viterbo University. To arrange a group visit, please email visit and events coordinator Katie Ausen at or call Admissions at 608-796-3010.

    Individual Campus Visits

    We offer campus visits weekdays throughout the summer, which include a tour of campus and meeting with an admissions counselor. During the school year, we offer additional options: attend class, meet faculty, meet coach, complimentary lunch. Some additional Saturday morning visits are also offered during the school year, which include a campus tour and an admissions presentation only. Visits can be as brief as 90 minutes (campus tour and admission meeting) or as in-depth as four hours—depending on the options you choose. To find a date which works best for you, click on our Visit Calendar or contact Admissions at 608-796-3010.

    Saturday Visits

    If a busy schedule is keeping you from visiting on a weekday, we also offer select Saturday morning visits throughout the academic year. Saturday visits begin at 9:30 a.m. and include an admission presentation and tour of campus - including academic buildings, athletic facilities, and residence halls. To find a date which works best for you, click on our Visit Calendar and select a Saturday labeled as "Campus Visit" or contact Admissions  at 608-796-3010.

    Overnight Visits

    For a glimpse of student life at Viterbo, consider staying overnight in a residence hall with a current student. Overnight visits are reserved for admitted high school seniors. Overnight visitors attend classes, meet faculty, check out campus life, and enjoy meals in our campus dining hall. One-night stays are available most weeks, Sunday through Thursday, October through April. Exclusions include holidays, campus breaks, and exam periods. Contact Admissions at 608-796-3010 to inquire about and arrange an overnight visit.

    Junior Visit Day

    This is our last VU Preview Day of the school year, Friday, May 1, 2020, which coincides with the last day of classes and our annual end-of-the-semester Courtyard Carnival Celebration! Although this day is geared toward juniors (and sophomores) in high school, all students who are interested in learning more about Viterbo are invited to attend. In addition to our regular VU Preview Day schedule, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the carnival! Registration will open in the winter.

    Wisconsin Private College Week 2020

    Visit us during Private College Week (July 27-Aug. 1, 2020) for campus tours led by current Viterbo students and one-on-one appointments with admissions counselors. Registration will open in the spring.