Consciousness-Based Education for inner wholeness
Creating a better, more peaceful world
Culture your inner spiritual development
Professors who really care about their students
Healthy lifestyle and natural self-care
We welcome all prospective students and their families to join us at a Visitors Weekend or Visitors Saturday
Or, if you can’t come in person, visit us virtually
(Thursday afternoon through Saturday after lunch)
The fee is $55, which includes meals, lodging (single rooms with bath), and round-trip shuttle transportation from local airports and train and bus stations. Travel reimbursements are available.
PLEASE NOTE: Shuttle service is unavailable if your arrival time to the airport/station is after 8:00 PM. If you arrive after 8:00 PM and still want shuttle service to campus, you must spend the night at a hotel near the airport/station, and the shuttle will pick you up the following day. With regard to your departure, our shuttles do not depart the campus before 8:00 AM. If your only departure option is too early, we can drop you off at a hotel near the airport/station the night before, or you may opt to spend an additional night at the MIU Guest & Conference Center ($60 per night, depending on availability) and take you to the airport/station the following day.
Des Moines (DSM – 2 hours from campus) and Cedar Rapids (CID – 1 ½ hours from campus) are the best airports to consider. The nearest Amtrak stations are in Mt. Pleasant and Ottumwa (1/2 hour from campus). Greyhound offers bus service to Fairfield.
If you prefer to arrange your own transportation to and from campus, a list of private drivers is available on request.
Lodging in Fairfield
What’s the cost?
For Visitors Saturdays there is a $10 registration fee. For Visitors Weekends, the registration fee is $55, which partially covers our costs for the following:
Do I need to sign up in advance?
Yes, online registration closes at:
After online registration closes, you can still sign up by calling our Visitors staff at 641-470-1345.
When are Visitors Saturdays and Visitors Weekends held?
Can I bring young children?
Yes, but the schedule of events is very full, and not all events are suitable for young children. It’s best to register someone to come with you to look after your child. Also, if you are staying at the MIU Guest & Conference center, please be aware that quiet hours are observed from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Please inform us if you are bringing young children with you.
Can I learn TM during my visit?
“ An incredibly friendly, open-minded, lighthearted, connected campus community. ”
“ Being here has expanded my awareness, opened my heart, and connected me with so many beautiful souls. ”
“ A sense of peace and connection among everyone. ”
“ How welcoming and truly kind everyone is, even in the town. ”
“ I was affected by the happiness of students and the loving atmosphere. Professors are open and welcoming when approached. ”
“ I feel like this is my place, somewhere I would fit right in. ”