College Visits

2018-2019 College/Military Visits*

This is the list of schools and institutions who came to Valley to visit with students for the 2018-2019 school year. *This page will be updated in August 2019 to show visits scheduled for 2019-2020.

Students interested in meeting with admissions representatives should sign up through Naviance Student. On the visit day, students should show their teacher their registration for the college visit via Naviance Student on their Chromebook or smartphone. Attendance will be taken in the Counseling Center and will be excused as a college visit. Visits typically last 30-60 minutes. (The dates for completed visits are listed in orange.)

The name of each institution links you directly to the school or military branch website.

Date College/Military Branch Time
Tuesday, 1/22/19 U.S. Army Active Duty  All lunches
Monday, 1/28/19 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 2/5/19 Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN) 1:45 p.m.
Monday, 2/25/19 Simpson College (Indianola, IN) 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 2/26/19 Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, IA) 10:45 a.m.
Thursday, 2/28/19 Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, 2/28/19 U.S. Navy  Lunches
Monday, 3/4/19 St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) 11:30 a.m.
Monday, 3/4/19 (RESCHEDULED DATE) Iowa State University (Ames, IA) (Admissions Representative Erin Nelson will meet with prospective Cyclones from Noon-1pm (Register with Naviance Student), and then from 1-2:30pm will be available to meet with admitted students to answer questions regarding their admission and orientation (No registration necessary; just drop by Counseling at your convenience). Noon-2:30 p.m.
Monday, 3/4/19 Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA) 2:30 p.m.
Monday, 3/4/19 Iowa ACAC College Fair 

Location: Roosevelt High School Large Gym- (4419 Center Street, Des Moines, 50312.) The large gym faces the south side of the building.

When: Monday, March 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to all students and their families.

75 post-secondary education reps from Iowa and surrounding states will be available to converse with students and families.

5:30-7 p.m.
Tuesday, 3/5/19 University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 3/5/19 Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday, 3/5/19 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE) 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 3/5/19 University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD) 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 3/5/19 Upper Iowa University  (Fayette, IA and distance campuses including Des Moines) 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, 3/6/19 Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) 9:15 a.m.
Thursday, 3/7/19 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) 8:30 a.m.
Friday, 3/8/19 Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO) 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 3/14/19 Central College (Pella, IA) 9:30 a.m.
Monday, 4/1/19 Bradley University (Peoria, IL) 9:30 a.m.
Monday, 4/1/19 Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo, IA) 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 4/9/19 U.S. Army Reserves Lunches
Monday, 8/27/18 Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) 11:30 a.m.
Monday, 8/27/18 St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/5/18 Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) 8:30 a.m.
Monday, 9/10/18 Columbia University (New York, NY) 8:30 a.m.
Monday, 9/10/18 Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 9/12/18 U.S. Army – Students do not need to sign up for this visit. Representatives will be located in the Cafeteria Commons during all lunch periods. All lunches
Thursday, 9/13/18 Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Minneapolis, MN) 1:30 p.m.
 Friday, 9/14/18 University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 8:30 a.m.
Friday, 9/14/18 NYU Abu Dhabi (Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) 2:30 p.m.
 Monday, 9/17/18 Earlham College (Richmond, IN) 8:30 a.m.
 Monday, 9/17/18 Simpson College (Indianola, IN) 9:30 a.m.
 Tuesday, 9/18/18 Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, 9/20/18 U.S. Navy  – Students do not need to sign up for this visit. Representatives will be located in the Cafeteria Commons during all lunch periods. All lunches
Friday, 9/21/18 Aveda Institute Des Moines (West Des Moines, IA) 10:30 a.m.
Friday, 9/21/18 University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) 11:30 a.m.
Friday, 9/21/18 Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL) 12:30 p.m.
Friday, 9/21/18 University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA) 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, 9/23/18 Golden Circle College Fair (New Location: Iowa Center for Higher Education Activities Center – 2280 Bell Avenue, Des Moines) 12:30-3 p.m.
Monday, 9/24/18 Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX) 8:30 a.m.
Monday, 9/24/18 Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) 9:30 a.m.
Monday, 9/24/18 University of Missouri-Columbia (Columbia, MO) 10:30 a.m.
Monday, 9/24/18 Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL) 11:30 a.m.
Monday, 9/24/18 Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN) 12:30 p.m.
Monday, 9/24/18  Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL) 1:30 p.m.
Monday, 9/24/18 Carleton College (Northfield, MN) 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 9/25/18 Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO) 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 9/25/18 Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday, 9/25/18 Central College (Pella, IA) 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 9/25/18 Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 9/25/18 Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) 12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, 9/25/18 St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) 1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/26/18 Saint John’s University (with College of Saint Benedict) (St. Joseph, MN) 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, 9/26/18 Hamline University (St. Paul, MN) 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 9/26/18 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO) 11 a.m.
Thursday, 9/27/18 Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, MO) 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, 9/27/18 University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA) 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 9/27/18 Drake University (Des Moines, IA) 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, 9/27/18 Creighton University (Omaha, NE) 12:30 p.m.
Monday, 10/1/18 Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, IA) 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 10/2/18 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/3/18 Knox College (Galesburg, IL) 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 10/3/18 Mercy College of Health Sciences (Des Moines, IA) 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 10/3/18 University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SC) 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/3/18 Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA) 2 p.m.
Thursday, 10/4/18 Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ) 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, 10/4/18 Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA)  10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 10/4/18 Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) 2:30 p.m.
Friday, 10/5/18 University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 10/10/18 Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 10/10/18 Wayne State College ( Wayne, NE) 2 p.m.
Friday, 10/12/18 University of Iowa (Iowa City,IA) 12:30 p.m.
Monday, 10/15/18 Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) 10:30 a.m.
Monday, 10/15/18 Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa & Centerville, IA) 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 10/15/18 Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10/16/18 Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge, and campuses throughout Iowa) 9:15 a.m.
Thursday, 10/18/18 Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, 10/18/18 The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) 11:30 a.m.
Monday, 10/22/18 Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo, IA)  2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/24/18 Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 10/24/18 Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) 9:15 a.m.
Monday, 10/29/18 Iowa State University (Ames, IA) 8:30 a.m.
Monday, 10/29/18 Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA and distance campuses) 10:30 a.m.
Monday, 10/29/18 Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA) 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/31/18 Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN) Noon
Thursday, 11/1/18 Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA) 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, 11/1/18 Northwestern College (Orange City, IA) 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 11/6/18 Luther College (Decorah, IA) 11:45 a.m.
Monday, 11/12/18 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, 11/15/18 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE) 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 11/15/18 Morrison Institute of Technology (Morrison, IL) 11:30 a.m.
Monday, 11/19/18 United States Coast Guard Academy 8:30 a.m.
Monday, 11/19/18 U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) 12:30 p.m.
Monday, 12/3/18 University of Wisconsin – Platteville (Platteville, WI) 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 12/4/18 U.S. Army Reserves Lunches
Tuesday, 12/18/18 University of Iowa Hometown Visit with Valley graduates Anna Correa ’18 and Madeline Penick ’18 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, 12/20/18 Spelman College (Atlanta, GA) Hometown Visit with Valley Graduate, Jamia Jordan ’18 10 a.m.
Thursday, 12/20/18 The University of Chicago Hometown Visit with current student, Kati Heller 1:30 p.m.