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Every other month we get an update on what’s been happening recently at our Immanuel Lutheran High School, College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


The students and staff of Immanuel Lutheran High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin are excited to welcome visitors to campus for the annual High School Visitors Day weekend!

What is Visitors Day?

Every sprin g, prospective students from around the country travel to the Immanuel campus so they can meet current students and staff, tour the facilities, learn about academics and activities, and experience the Christ-centered atmosphere that Immanuel provides.

Who is invited?

All student s currently in grades 7-11, along with their parents, pastors, and teachers, are invited to attend. The majority of the students are in grades 7-8. Most of the students who attend are from Wisconsin and Minnesota, but sometimes visitors from as far away as California, Florida, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Washington also make the trip.

When is Visitors Day?

Events s tart Thursday evening, April 27 th and continue through Saturday evening, April 29 th . Visitors are welcome to arrive Thursday night for evening chapel, followed by outdoor and indoor games. Visitors who travel from a distance are welcome to stay in the dorms on Thursday and/or Friday night so they can experience what it would be like to live in the dorm. The majority of activities happen on Friday, April 28.

What kinds of activities take place on Visitors Day?

Friday kicks off in the morning with interactive mixer activities so the visitors can get to know each other as well as current ILC high school students. Next, as they tour the campus in small groups, they’re introduced to a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. Morning events also include chapel, staff introductions, and a classroom experience. Adult visitors are welcome to meet with the financial manager and principal for an orientation as well. After lunch in the cafeteria, visitors learn more about athletics and life on campus, followed by some Q & A time with current students.

What special events can visitors watch?

Chapel devo tions, a track meet, varsity baseball and softball games, a hands-on robotics demonstration, a band concert, student musical performances, and a theater performance of “The Westing Game” will all be available.

Where can I learn more and register?

Visit ilc. edu to view a full schedule of events, read the invitation letter, and register both students and chaperones.

What if I can’t attend Visitors Day this year?

You’re welcome to take a virtual tour at (“Visit the Campus” link) or connect with Principal Joel Gullerud at to set up a personal tour of campus.

Why consider attending Immanuel?

Perhaps current and former students can best answer this question:

  • “My time at Immanuel gave me the skill set, friends, and strong faith that I needed to walk with Christ the rest of my life.”
  • “The dorm is an amazing place to call home for your high school years. Immanuel is a great place to be able to go through high school with people that share your faith.”
  • “Immanuel provides its students with a fellowship opportunity unlike any other and has allowed me to build strong Christian relationships to last a lifetime.”
  • “Immanuel’s dedicated teachers prepared me for college-level coursework, and its small class sizes set me up to thrive in the discussion-heavy setting of many college classes. I will always be grateful for the teachers’ willingness to provide an outstanding, customized education.”

The Immanuel students and staff pray for safe travels for everyone traveling to campus for Visitors Day and look forward to an exciting weekend of Christian fellowship!

Joel Gullerud is a professor at Immanuel Lutheran College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.