Plan Your Campus Visit

There is no better way to discover Interlochen Arts Academy than to see it for yourself. We welcome prospective students and their families to join us for an individual one-on-one experience, or for one of our large open house events. A campus visit gives you the opportunity to see first-hand what it is like to be a student at Interlochen. Please contact us at to begin planning your visit!

Visit Options

Individual half-day
Half-day visits typically run from approximately 11:00am-3:00pm. 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 2-6pm, 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 at 9:00am and run through the end of the school day at 5:30pm. 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
The winter Academy open house will be on Friday, February 20th. The day's schedule provides flexibility to move at one's own pace, while anchored with thoughtful opportunities that bring the group of prospective families back together. Open Houses are group events; individual shadow experiences are not available as part of this experience. The event typically lasts from 8am to 5:30pm with complimentary evening performances encouraged. Register to attend the February open house.