Visit Details

The first thing you’ll notice when you visit is the strong sense of community.

During your Hesston College visit you can do all the things you’d expect: tour the campus, sit in on a class, speak with professors, have lunch with students, catch a Larks game and more. You can explore the surroundings, check out what’s happening in Wichita (just 30 minutes away), and even spend the night with a student host in one of our mods -Hesston’s own, distinct approach to residence halls.

When you visit, keep these tips in mind:

  • Bring a camera to capture things that stand out
  • Write down all of your questions ahead of time and bring them
  • Check out bulletin boards and event postings to get a feel for social life on campus

Typical Visit Schedule

Visitors from out of state should plan to arrive Thursday evening. Friday is a full visit day! All appointments will be completed by Friday afternoon. Your schedule will look something like this:

Thursday (for visitors from out of state)

  • Check in at the Admissions Office when you arrive
  • Evening activities with your host


  • Meet with your Admissions Counselor
  • Campus tour
  • Additional appointments: financial aid, faculty, class visits, sports, music, drama
  • Evening campus activity

We will help with your travel expenses.

High school juniors and seniors are eligible for a travel reimbursement one time per school year. If you’re flying into Wichita, Hesston will reimburse 50 percent of your airfare (up to $200) and provide transportation to and from the Wichita airport. If you drive to Hesston, we’ll reimburse 50 percent of your fuel costs (up to $100). Present your receipts for a refund. For seniors, payment will be made upon completion of application file.

Your parents are welcome, too.

Your parents can take a campus tour and meet with the Financial Aid Director, an Admissions Counselor, and any of our faculty members.

Lodging Options for Your Parents

Hesston College Guest House

331 S Main (Hesston College campus), contact Deb Hiebert, 620-327-8120

Rodeway Inn

2 Leonard Dr., Hesston (I-135, exit 40–the Hesston exit), 800-634-3444 or 620-327-2053
(Hesston College discount available when bringing a student to visit)

Cottonwood Grove Campground

1001 E. Lincoln Blvd., Hesston (I-135, exit 40–the Hesston exit), 620-327-4173

Comfort Inn

1205 E First St, Newton (I-135 exit 31, 9 miles), 316-804-4866

Days Inn

105 Manchester, Newton (I-135 exit 31, 9 miles), 800-325-2525 or 316-283-3330

Holiday Inn Express

1430 E Broadway, Newton (I-135 exit 31, 9 miles), 800-315-2621 or 316-804-7040


2111 E. Kansas, McPherson (I-135 exit 60, 20 miles), 877-424-6423 or 620-241-6960

Holiday Inn Express

2302 E. Kansas, McPherson (I-135 exit 60, 20 miles), 888-465-4329 or 620-241-5566

Sleep Inn & Suites

1075 Hopalong Cassidy Circle, Valley Center/Wichita (I-135 and 77th St. (exit 15) 25 miles), 877-424-6423 or 316-440-5050

Comfort Inn

990 Connolly Ct, Park City (I-135 and 6lst St. (exit 14), Wichita, Kan., 26 miles), 316-744-7711

Schedule Your Visit to Hesston