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 academyvisit@interlochen.org to begin planning your visit!

Year-Round Visit Options

Summer 2015
Our Academy faculty are not on campus during the months of June and August.  At this time, only campus tours and Academy Admission Counselor meetings are available by appointment.  

During Interlochen Arts Camp (June 27th-August 10th), we are happy to arrange individual tours with a recent Academy alum, as well as an Academy Admission Counselor meeting and a meeting with artistic faculty as available.  Class observation is limited.  Visits are recommended Tuesday-Saturday to coincide with summer classes. 

Fall 2015
Full and half day individual campus visits are available on weekdays beginning Monday, September 14th.

Academic Year Visit Options

Individual half-day
Half-day visits typically run 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 2-6 p.m., so families are welcome to stay as long as their schedule permits. Live audition or artistic interviews available upon request.

Individual full-day
Full-day visits typically begin around 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. and run through the end of the school day around 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 or have an artistic interview, eat lunch in the Stone Cafeteria, enjoy a student-led tour, and meet with an Admission Counselor. Complimentary evening performances are often available on Friday visit days.

Open House
Our Academy Open Houses have concluded for the year. We welcome you to schedule an individual visit if you are exploring the Academy for Fall 2015. If you are interested in Fall 2016, we welcome you to attend one of our Open Houses in the coming academic year. Our Fall Open House will be held on Friday, October 23rd, and our Winter Open House will be held on Friday, February 19th. Registration will open two months prior to the date of the event.

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