"ExCEL" is an acronym for
Exploring College Education and Life.

The goal of the ExCEL program is to serve high school juniors and seniors by focusing their campus visit on a specific major or discipline.

Program offerings vary by department/college but will always include:

  • a campus tour
  • an academic component (ex: sitting in on a class, a specialized lecture/seminar, a production/performance, etc.)
  • an admissions overview

Interested students must register individually and will be responsible for their own transportation. Further information in regards to parking and day-of details will be communicated as your event approaches. Please see below for our upcoming offerings!

Upcoming Events: Fall 2019

Monday, August 26th School of Nursing
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Friday, September 13th Transfer Friday  (registration opens 7/15)
Monday, September 16th Family & Consumer Sciences 
(Interior Design, Fashion Merchandising,
Food Science & Nutrition, Food Service
Management and Family & Consumer Sciences
with/without Teacher Certification)
(registration opens 7/15)
Friday, September 20th Criminal Justice
(Criminal Justice, Security Studies and Forensic Science)
(registration opens 7/22)
Monday, September 30th Kinesiology (Physical Education Teacher
Education, Applied Exercise Science,
Clinical Exercise Science & Athletic Training)
(registration opens 7/29)
Monday, October 7th STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) (registration opens 8/26)
Tuesday, October 15th Education  (registration opens 8/19)
Friday, October 18th Physics  (registration open 8/19)
Thursday, October 24th Agricultural Sciences  (registration opens 8/26)
Friday, November 1st Engineering Technology 
(Electronics, Renewable & Alternative Energy,
Design & Development,
Construction Management &
General ETEC and Industry Teacher Certification)
Wednesday, November 13th English  (registration will open 9/16)
TBA Psychology & Philosophy  (registration opens 9/9)

 *Spring calendar - TBA

Frequently Asked Questions:
Does the University provide transportation?
Each student attendee is personally responsible for their own transportation, however the University will validate parking when you arrive.

Is lunch included?
At times, a sponsoring department may provide a meal, which will be indicated in the specific event information.

 Are guests permitted to attend the event?
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring adult family members or friends. If your guest is also a student, please have them register as an event attendee.

If I am missing school to attend an event, can the University provide documentation of my attendance?
We are happy to provide a visit verification form, or you may bring one from your school for us to sign.

Can I bring an entire class of students?
ExCEL events are built for students interested in majoring in a specific discipline. If you are a teacher/counselor who has a group of students interested in the discipline please feel free to register each student individually, however, a traditional school group visit may better suit your needs. For additional information or clarification, click here to learn more about group visits.