College Visits

2019-2020 College/Military Visits


This is the list of schools and institutions coming to Valley to visit with students during the 2019-2020 school year. This list is updated regularly but may not reflect every school recently added. For the most up-to-date list, please see Naviance Student.

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, 1/14/20 Savannah College of Art & Design (Savannah, GA) 8:30am
Monday, 1/27/20 Missouri Western State University (St. Joe, MO) 8:30am
Tuesday, 2/4/20 U.S. Army Reserves Lunches
Thursday, 2/6/20 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) 2:30pm
Sunday, 2/16/20 University of Kansas Rock Chalk Reception, West Des Moines Marriott, 1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy, WDM) 2:15pm – Juniors, 2:30pm – Seniors (until 4pm)
Wednesday, 2/19/20 Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge, IA) 9:15am
Thursday, 2/20/20 Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) 9:30am
Monday, 3/2/20 St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) 10:30am
Monday, 3/2/20 Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) 11:30am
Monday, 3/2/20 Purdue University Global 12:30pm
Monday, 3/2/20 Wayne State College (Wayne, NE) 2:30pm
Monday, 3/2/20 Iowa ACAC College Fair (Roosevelt High School, Large Gym, Des Moines) 5:30-7pm
Tuesday, 3/3/20 Simpson College (Indianola, IA) 8:30am
Tuesday, 3/3/20 Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA) 9:15am
Tuesday, 3/3/20 Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL) 10:45am
Wednesday, 3/4/20 Central College (Pella, IA) 11am
Thursday, 3/5/20 Mount Mercy University (Cedar Rapids, IA) 10:30am
Monday, 3/9/20 US Navy Reserves (Rescheduled from 2/26) Lunches
Monday, 3/9/20 University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Platteville, WI) 2:30pm
Tuesday, 3/10/20 Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, IA) 9:15am
Wednesday, 3/11/20 University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA) (Admissions Representative Juan Hernandez will also meet with admitted seniors in Counseling by appointment between 12-2pm) 2pm
Tuesday, 3/24/20 CANCELLED: U.S. Army Active Duty Lunches
Tuesday, 3/24/20 CANCELLED: Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA) 1:45pm
Wednesday, 3/25/20 CANCELLED: University of Nebraska–Lincoln  (Lincoln, NE) 9:15am
Wednesday, 4/1/20 CANCELLED: Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL) 2pm
Tuesday, 4/7/20 CANCELLED: The Creative Center (Omaha, NE) 10:45am
Thursday, 8/29/19 Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA) 11:45am
Thursday, 9/5/19 Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) 8:30am
Friday, 9/6/19 Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) 9:30am
Monday, 9/9/19 Iowa State University (Ames, IA) 8:30am
Monday, 9/9/19 University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE) 2:30pm
Tuesday, 9/10/19 U.S. Navy  Lunches
Thursday, 9/12/19 Simpson College (Indianola, IA) 10:30am
Thursday, 9/12/19 Join admission representatives from Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago to learn about academics, the admissions process, financial aid and campus life. To learn more and RSVP, please visit

Urbandale High School Performing Arts Center
7111 Aurora Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322

Monday, 9/16/19 Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) 8:30am
Monday, 9/16/19 Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX) 12:30pm
Monday, 9/16/19 Join admission representatives from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis​ for a group presentation. Learn more about academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid at these institutions. There will be time for questions and to meet representatives at the end. RSVPs are encouraged.

Des Moines Art Center, Levitt Auditorium
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

Tuesday, 9/17/19 Drake University (Des Moines, IA) 1:45pm
Wednesday, 9/18/19 Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) Noon
Thursday, 9/19/19 University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 8:30am
Thursday, 9/19/19 Loyola University (Chicago, IL) 10:30am
Thursday, 9/19/19 University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) 11:30am
Friday, 9/20/19 Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA) 8:30am
Friday, 9/20/19 Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) 9:30am
Monday, 9/23/19 Bradley University (Peoria, IA) 8:30am
Tuesday, 9/24/19 Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) 8:30am
Tuesday, 9/24/19 American Academy of Art (Chicago, IL) 10:45am
Tuesday, 9/24/19 Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo, IA) 11:45am
Wednesday, 9/25/19 Central College (Pella, IA) 10am
Wednesday, 9/25/19 Creighton University (Omaha, NE) 2pm
Thursday, 9/26/19 Earlham College (Richmond, IN) 8:30am
Friday, 9/27/19 Calvin University (Grand Rapids, MI) 10:30am
Sunday, 9/29/19 Golden Circle College & Career Fair (Des Moines) 12:30-3pm
Monday, 9/30/19 University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) 8:30am
Monday, 9/30/19 Villanova University (Villanova, PA) 9:30am
Monday, 9/30/19 Milwaukee School of Engineering (Milwaukee, WI) 10:30am
Monday, 9/30/19 University of Missouri (Columbia, MO) 1:45pm
Tuesday, 10/1/19 Missouri Western State University (St. Joe, MO) 12:45pm
Wednesday, 10/2/19 Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL) 8:30am
Wednesday, 10/2/19 University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) 9:15am
Wednesday, 10/2/19 St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) 1pm
Wednesday, 10/2/19 Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) 2pm
Thursday, 10/3/19 Wayne State College (Wayne, NE) 11:30am
Thursday, 10/3/19 University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD) 12:30pm
Thursday, 10/3/19 University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) 1:30pm
Thursday, 10/3/19 Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) 2:30pm
Friday, 10/4/19 Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ) 8:30am
Friday, 10/4/19 University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA) 9:30am
Monday, 10/7/19 Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) 8:30am
Monday, 10/7/19 University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA) 10:30am
Tuesday, 10/8/19 Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) 10:45am
Tuesday, 10/8/19 University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) 12:45pm
Thursday, 10/10/19 Cornell College (Mount Vernon, IA) 9:30am
Thursday, 10/10/19 Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) 11:30am
Thursday, 10/10/19 Mount Mercy University (Cedar Rapids, IA) 1:30pm
Friday, 10/11/19 Luther College (Decorah, IA) 1:30pm
Tuesday, 10/15/19 Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) 8:30am
Tuesday, 10/15/19 Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge, IA) 9:15am
Tuesday, 10/15/19 Hamline University (St. Paul, MN) 10:45am
Thursday, 10/17/19 Iowa National Guard Lunches 
Thursday, 10/17/19 Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA) 11:30am
Thursday, 10/17/19 Waldorf University (Forest City, IA) 12:30pm
Monday, 10/21/19 St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN) 8:30am
Monday, 10/21/19 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville,MO) 9:30am
Tuesday, 10/22/19 Knox College (Galesburg, IL) 8:30am
Tuesday, 10/22/19 Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Mpls, MN) 10:45am
Tuesday, 10/22/19 Iowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA 1:45pm
Friday, 10/25/19 Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT) 8:30am
Friday, 10/25/19 Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA) 9:30am
Tuesday, 10/29/19 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) 10:45am
Wednesday, 10/30/19 Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa and Centerville, IA) 9:15am
Wednesday, 10/30/19 Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) 11am
Wednesday, 10/30/19 Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO) Noon
Wednesday, 10/30/19 St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) 2pm
Wednesday, 11/6/19 Rockford University (Rockford, IL) 8:30am
Thursday, 11/7/19 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) (Varied locations in Central Iowa including Ankeny, Des Moines and West Des Moines) 9:30am
Monday, 11/11/19 Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA) 2:30pm
Thursday, 11/21/19 Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN)  CANCELLED
Monday, 11/25/19 U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) 10am
Monday, 12/2/19 U.S. Army Reserves  Lunches
Monday, 1/6/20 University of Northern Iowa Hometown Visit: Rachel Greene (VHS ’17) will be visiting to share her current experience at UNI 9am