Ohio Wesleyan University's goal is to offer the safest and most positive experience to all visitors on our campus while maintaining a safe living, learning, and working environment for our students, faculty, and staff.

That said, WELCOME to OWU! We're thrilled you're planning to visit our campus in beautiful Delaware, Ohio.


So that we can offer the safest and most positive visit experience, we prefer that you register for a campus visit in advance. Walk-in visitors will only be accommodated if we have an opening our one of our daily tours. If no space is available, you will be given the opportunity to take a self-guided tour, complete with QR codes for views inside our buildings. Park in our Admission guest lot on Sandusky Street and grab a map by the clock tower!.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours will be offered four times daily Monday – Friday, and two times on Saturday with group sizes limited to six families per scheduled tour time. Campus tours will walk the exterior campus and tour the interior of four buildings. At this time, campus tours will not enter a residence hall building but instead will watch a video showcasing residence hall spaces.

Arrival Procedures

We recommend you arrive on campus as close to your scheduled tour time as possible. When you arrive, park in one of the Admission Visitor Parking spots in the parking lot between buildings 50 and 53 on this campus map. Call our office at 740-368-3020 to notify us you have arrived. You will then be directed to come to the Admission Office in Slocum Hall. Your tour guide will then start the tour. 

Information Sessions

Information Sessions will follow your campus tour. Sessions will be located in an area that allows for proper physical distancing. We will continue to offer Virtual Information Sessions throughout the week. 

Individual Conversations with a Counselor (for High school seniors)

Ohio Wesleyan does not require an interview for admission. However, we do offer the opportunity to have a “Conversation with a Counselor” to ask additional questions and get more insight about OWU after the Campus Tour. These will be individual (one family with one counselor) and will take place in an area that allows for proper physical distancing or on an iPad to chat virtually with the counselor.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required of our employees and our guests, even when outdoors. This is the best way for us to ensure the health and safety of all involved in the visit experience. If you are unable to wear a covering due to a particular health reason, please note that on your registration. Tours with any guest not able to wear a face covering will be exterior tours only. 

OWU will have a supply of disposable face covers available for guests who don’t have or forget to bring one.

PHYSICAL Distancing

Tour guides, staff, and guests will be required to use proper physical distancing (remaining 6 feet apart) throughout the visit.


We will offer bottled water to keep you hydrated during your visit. Unfortunately, no other refreshments can be provided at this time.

On-Campus Dining

We are unable to provide on-campus dining options at this time. However, there are a number of restaurants in downtown Delaware that offer both in-person dining as well as take-out. If you need recommendations, just ask the students and/or staff on duty. 

Health Self-Check

All guests are asked to do a health self-check the day of their visit. Tour guides and staff also have this requirement for each day they work. Anyone who is not feeling well, who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and/or who realizes they may have been exposed to the virus in the past 14 days should refrain from visiting/coming to work. If you need to cancel your visit, please know that you will not be penalized in the application process. The health and safety of our visitors and employees is our top priority. 


Per physical distancing guidelines, we discourage personal contact and will be unable (as hard as this will be!) to offer a handshake.