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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

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:   Sep 29-Oct 1  Oct 20-22

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 3  Nov 5

Participation is FREE! Lunch and transportation from local airports, bus stations, and train 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

One-on-one virtual visits

Informally meet any or all of these:

  • MIU professor in a field of interest to you
  • MIU student
  • MIU admissions counselor

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FAQ

If you’re planning to travel to Fairfield by plane, train, or bus, a free shuttle is available to pick you up at the airport/station, and bring you back when the event is over. However, please speak to our Visitor Events Transportation Coordinator, Ismail Erdem, before finalizing your travel arrangements. He can be reached at 641-233-8458 or transportation@miu.edu.

The best airports to consider are Des Moines (DSM) and Cedar Rapids (CID). The Moline (MLI) and Burlington (BRL) airports could also be considered. The nearest Amtrak stations are in Mt. Pleasant and Ottumwa. 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.

Feel free to contact us at any time. Our Visitors Event staff can be reached at 641-470-1345, and Admissions reception at 800-369-6480.

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

For Visitors Saturdays there is no fee. For Visitors Weekends, the registration fee is $55, which partially covers our costs for the following:

  • Lodging in our Visitors Center (single rooms for everyone)
  • Organic vegetarian meals in our dining hall
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 are scheduled for September 29 – October 1 and October 20-22. Visitors Saturdays will be on September 3 and November 5.

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 whurlin@miu.edu

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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