Visiting Weekend

If you are a high school junior or senior, or if you are considering transferring to Principia, we invite you to be our guest for an extended three-day weekend visit. During the weekend, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and gain a new perspective on what it’s really like to be a student at Principia College.

If you're ready to request your spot on a visiting weekend, follow these easy steps:

Step 1

Choose the date of your Visiting Weekend

Step 2

Submit your online Visiting Weekend Request Form

Step 3

Once you have submitted the online form, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office informing you how to book your travel. You are not officially registered until you have booked your transportation through Principia's travel agent or confirmed other travel arrangements.

Step 4

Book your travel arrangements through Principia's travel agent at least 14 days prior to your departure.

Step 5

Since Principia's travel fund pays for all but $50 of your visiting weekend, we require this payment be made prior to your arrival. This information is included in the travel arrangement email.

If you have questions about the weekend program, please contact Amber McCartt at or 618.374.5175.

International Students

All international students please contact our International Student Admissions Counselor at to learn more about visiting opportunities and about the admissions application process.

Are you interested in learning more about Principia College's campus? Or would you like to visit the campus on a driving tour? Learn more here.

“I had an amazing time there with all the activities and the great people. I had a lot of fun reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones. Thanks again!”

“I’m so glad I met Professor Johnson on my visiting weekend and that he convinced me to sit in on his database class. I cannot even begin to tell you how much gratitude I have for the computer science department. You pushed me to really grow up and learn many skills I will have the rest of my life.”