Visiting Weekend Dates

When are you coming to visit? Exploring our website is great, but exploring our campus is even better. Take a look at some of the weekend highlights and pick a date that works for you. This page will be updated as more weekend information becomes available, so check back often!

2014–2015 Visiting Weekends 

Fall 2014 Deadline to Register/Book Travel

October 16–19: Homecoming Weekend and Dance

Join us for Homecoming Weekend! Enjoy live music, and dance the night away at our Homecoming dance. Cheer on women’s volleyball against Iowa Wesleyan and men’s and women’s soccer as they compete against Webster University. Watch our annual Cardboard Canoe Regatta on the Mississippi River.

October 6

October 30–November 2: Halloween Weekend

Celebrate Halloween all weekend long at Principia! Bring a costume for the Brooks House Costume Dance—maybe you’ll even win a prize. Enjoy the widely attended Transylvania Treats talent show at Howard House. Trick or Treat at Sylvester House, or scare yourself silly at Ferguson’s Haunted House. Men’s and women’s soccer will also compete this weekend.

October 16

November 13–16: Apollo 13 Weekend

“Houston, we have a problem.” Hear from Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell and Fred W. Haise and former NASA space flight director Gene Kranz, who will be speaking on campus. Other weekend activities include Starbrooks (an open mic night) and a visit to Pere Marquette State Park for an evening hayride and hot dog roast.

October 30

November 20–23: Theatre Production Weekend

Students returning from intensive Shakespeare studies at the Globe Theatre in London perform Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. In addition, Ferguson House hosts Ferg-Con, an annual video gaming night. Enjoy food, friends, and fun throughout the weekend.

November 6
Spring 2015  

February 12–15: Valentine's Day Weekend

Bring your mittens for ice skating at the outdoor rink at St. Louis's Forest Park. Enjoy a performance by world-renowned organist Douglas Cleveland on our custom-built Casavant Pipe Organ. Lend your voice to our Valentine Hymn Sing.

January 29

February 26–March 1

Stay tuned for more information about weekend highlights!

February 12

March 19–22: Theatre Studio Show

The Theatre and Dance Department will perform the Olivier Award-winning play Our Country’s Good, a drama about prisoners in an Australian penal colony. Stay tuned for more information about other weekend highlights!

March 5

April 16–19

Stay tuned for more information about weekend highlights!

April 2

April 23–26: Final Visiting Weekend

Stay tuned for more information about weekend highlights!

April 9


Next Step: Submit your online Visiting Weekend Request Form

“I came on a visiting weekend and had a great time! The campus is beautiful, and I enjoyed the classes.”

“Thank you for such an amazing weekend. I had fun last time and wasn’t sure if it was possible to have as much fun again—but I had an absolute blast. The friendly welcome, the classes, and the fantastic activities you guys had for us combined into a perfect weekend.”