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Visitors Weekend

A college visit like no other

Why should I come to a Visitors Weekend?

Discover how our students learn more with much less stress
Explore how consciousness illuminates each field of study
Learn why taking only one course per month is so popular with our students
Experience a campus culture focused on inner and outer growth
Meet people who share a similar set of positive values
Ask students anything about their MUM experience at our student Q&A panel
Find out why all our students practice Transcendental Meditation (TM) each day
Tour our Sustainable Living Center, which the Associated Press called “the ultimate green building”

What is a typical schedule of events?


Welcome to MUM – dinner with MUM students and Admissions staff


Breakfast with Craig Pearson, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Visit classes of your choice (both morning and afternoon)

Why do all MUM students practice the TM technique?with a certified TM instructor

Lunch with MUM students and Admissions staff

MUM student panel – ask all your questions!

Consciousness-Based education and the brain,” with Dr. Fred Travis, Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition

Dinner with MUM students

Art Walk in Fairfield town square – popular showcase of arts, crafts, music, food, and more


“What’s up in Fairfield?” – breakfast with Mayor Ed Malloy

“Physics and Consciousness,” Dr. John Hagelin, quantum physicist and MUM President

Tour of Sustainable Living Center and Residence Halls

Lunch with MUM faculty

Student-led tour of Art Center and Recreation Center

One-on-one meetings with Admissions and Financial Aid to expedite your application (optional)

Pizza party with entertainment by students & alumni


Brunch with Admissions staff


What’s the fee for the weekend? >

The registration fee is $35, which partially covers our costs for the following:

  • Lodging in our Visitors Center (single rooms for everyone)
  • Organic vegetarian meals in our dining hall
  • Transportation and admission to all events

Are travel reimbursements available? >

Yes. U.S. prospective students with financial need can apply for a travel reimbursement of up to $350. To apply for this support, first register for a Visitors Weekend. Then on the follow-up form you’ll have the opportunity to request a travel reimbursement. Prospective students receiving travel reimbursements are expected to attend all events.

Do I need to sign up in advance? >

Yes, online registration closes at 4:00 PM Central Time the Monday before the Visitors Weekend. After that you can still sign up by calling our Visitors Weekend staff at 641-470-1321.

What if I can’t come for the full weekend? >

This is fine. Simply inform the Admissions team when you will need to arrive and depart from the weekend, and they will accommodate as needed. Travel reimbursements are still available for prospective students with financial need who are not able to attend the full weekend.

How often do Visitors Weekends take place? >

The weekends are held almost every month — at least 10 months out of the year. Feel free to ask the Admissions team for dates further into the future so you can plan ahead of time.

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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