Plan Your Campus Visit

There is no better way to discover Interlochen Arts Academy than to see it for yourself. In order for you and your student to get the best sense of of the Academy, we strongly encourage visits during the academic year to see first-hand what it is like to be a student at Interlochen.  Please contact us at to begin planning your visit!

Year-Round Visit Options

Academic Year: September 2015 - May 2016
Full and half-day individual campus visits are available on weekdays beginning Monday, September 14, 2015. See below for details.

Summer Session: June - August 2016
Campus tours and Academy Admission Counselor meetings are available by appointment. Please note that most Academy faculty are not available during the summer session.

Academic Year Visit Options

Individual half-day
Half-­day visits are arranged Monday through Friday and are typically scheduled from approximately 11:00 a.m.­3:00 p.m. Prospective students typically have the opportunity to shadow a current student, see one academic class, eat lunch in the Stone Cafeteria, enjoy a campus tour, and attend the start of the artistic classes in the afternoon. Artistic classes are typically from 2­ p.m. to 6 p.m., so families are welcome to stay as long as their schedule permits. Live audition, portfolio reviews or artistic meeting available upon request.

Individual full-day
Full-day visits are arranged Monday-Friday, and typically begin around 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled through the end of the school day (approximately 5:00 p.m.). Visitors begin their day in the Admission Office and then shadow a current student throughout the day. Applicants will also have the opportunity to audition, have their portfolio reviewed or schedule an artistic meeting, eat lunch in the Stone Cafeteria, enjoy a student-led tour, and meet with an Admission Counselor. Complimentary evening performances are often available on Thursday or Friday visit days.

Open House
As an alternative to an individual visit day, we welcome you to register for one of our Open Houses. Our Winter Open House will be held on Friday, February 19th, and registration will open two months prior to the date of the event.