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You're invited!

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

Visitors Weekend

(Thursday afternoon through Saturday after lunch)

Register:Oct 3-5Oct 31-Nov 2

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.

Visitors Saturday

(Saturday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Register:Sep 7Dec 7

$10 registration fee. Lunch and transportation from local airports, train & bus stations are complimentary.

Schedule includes:

  • “The inside scoop on Consciousness-Based Education”
  • Campus tours
  • Lunch with professors
  • The MIU experience: discussion with a panel of current students
  • Opportunity to meet with Admissions or Financial Aid
  • “The TM technique and the David Lynch Foundation: unfolding creative potential and changing lives”

Visit us virtually

Interactive webinars

MIU’s webinars feature interactive presentations exploring the unique knowledge and culture of MIU. Each includes a lively Q&A.

Upcoming webinars

Webinar replays

Meet your professor

  • Meet with an MIU professor in your field of interest
  • Receive one-on-one guidance
  • Get your questions answered

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If you plan to travel to Fairfield by plane, train, or bus, a free shuttle will pick you up at the airport/station and bring you back when the event ends. However, please speak with Bill Hurlin, Director of Visitor Events, before finalizing your travel arrangements. He can be reached at (641) 470-1345 or

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.

Instead of taking the shuttle, you may find it more convenient to rent a car or arrange for a private driver to bring you to campus. A list of private drivers is available upon request.

The best airports to consider are Cedar Rapids (CID – 1 ½ hours from campus) and Des Moines (DSM – 2 hours from campus). You could also consider Moline (MLI – 2 hours from campus). The nearest Amtrak stations are in Mt. Pleasant and Ottumwa (1/2 hour from campus each) and Fort Madison (1 hour from campus). Greyhound offers bus service to Fairfield.

For any additional information, please contact our transportation department directly at:

See our suggestions for places to stay within a few minutes of campus.

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:

  • Organic vegetarian meals in our dining hall
  • Two nights’ lodging in the MIU Guest & Conference Center, single rooms for everyone. (Extra nights before or after the Visitors Weekend are $60 per night)
Travel reimbursements are available for Visitors Weekends only. US prospective students with financial need who are visiting MIU for the first time can apply for a travel reimbursement of up to $350. You can apply for this support when you register for a Visitors Weekend. Prospective students receiving travel reimbursements are expected to attend all events.

Yes, online registration closes at:

  • Visitors Weekend – 4:00 PM Central Time the Monday before
  • Visitors Saturday – 9:00 PM Central Time the Wednesday before

After online registration closes, you can still sign up by calling our Visitors staff at 641-470-1345.

Visitors Weekends and Visitors Saturdays are each held 5 times per year. The next two Visitors Weekends will be October 3-5 and October 31 – November 2. The next two Visitors Saturdays will be and September 7 and December 7.

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.

If you’re coming to a Visitors Weekend, then you can learn the TM technique if you arrive two days prior to the start of the Visitors Weekend. (This option is not available to Visitors Saturday participants.)

For details, contact 641-470-1345 or

What do visitors say?

An incredibly friendly, open-minded, lighthearted, connected campus community. — Lincoln Taggart

Being here has expanded my awareness, opened my heart, and connected me with so many beautiful souls. — Heather Perleberg

A sense of peace and connection among everyone. — John Crawford

How welcoming and truly kind everyone is, even in the town. — Yasmine Skaff

I was affected by the happiness of students and the loving atmosphere. Professors are open and welcoming when approached. — Shaistah Jabeen

I feel like this is my place, somewhere I would fit right in. — Zara Colazio


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