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. Visit classes and practices, experience life in the dorm with current Principia students, and see why Principia attracts Christian Scientists from around the world.

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

Book your travel arrangements through Principia's travel agent at least 14 days prior to your departure. You are not officially registered until you have booked you have completed this step or confirmed other travel arrangements. The Admissions Office will provide the information you need to book your travel after receiving your request form.


Step 4

Make your $50 admissions deposit. Since Principia's travel fund pays for all but $50 of your visiting weekend, we require this payment be made prior to your arrival. 

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.

Principia's Guest House is for alumni and friends of Principia. Learn more.

“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.”