Visit NDSU

The best way to learn more about NDSU is to visit campus. Find out how you can schedule your visit here.

Visit your way

It’s easy for first-year, transfer and international students to visit campus. Schedule your visit below to by selecting when you want to come to campus.

Weekday Visits

Weekday visits for prospective students and their families often include a campus tour with a current student and a meeting with an admission counselor. Academic appointments may also be requested.

Weekend Visits

Visit campus on one of our selected Fridays or Saturdays to get a campus tour and learn more about our featured academic programs. 

Discover NDSU

Discover NDSU is our largest event of the year for high school students. Get a holistic look at what NDSU offers with a full program of events.

Graduate Student Visits 

 

Are you a prospective graduate student who is interested in visiting campus? Please contact the Graduate School to schedule your visit. 

 

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Ways to Visit

There are many ways to get to know the NDSU community. We offer a range of visit types, from weekday tours and weekend visits to visits that showcase specific academic areas. Learn how we can tailor your visit experience to show you why NDSU is the right fit for you.

Weekday Campus Tour

A student-led walking tour of campus lasts about one hour and includes our state-of-the-art classroom facilities, a residence hall, a dining center, the wellness center, the library and more. (Much of the walking tour will be outside. Please dress accordingly to ensure your comfort.) 

Weekday Admission Counselor Meeting

Meet with an admission counselor to review the admission process; to discuss majors, cost, financial aid, and scholarships; and to learn more about what NDSU has to offer. Transfer students may receive an unofficial transcript evaluation. 

Weekday Academic Appointments

You may request to meet with an NDSU professor as part of your campus visit. Please complete the form at least a week in advance. Then we’ll mail a confirmation to your home with a detailed schedule, a campus map and parking information. Appointments are dependent on faculty member availability.

 

 

Specialty Tours

In addition to the campus tour, we offer optional building tours that showcase specific majors and facilities.

Richard H. Barry Hall — This is the tour designated for students who are interested in business administration, finance, management, marketing, management information systems, accounting, agribusiness, or economics. Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays when school is in session.

Weekend Academic Events

Visit campus on one of our selected Fridays or Saturdays and learn more about our featured academic programs. Saturday academic visits begin at 8:45 a.m. and end around 1 p.m. Friday academic visits begin at 1 p.m. and end around 4:30 p.m. Space is limited; please register early. During one of these visits, you will:

  • Learn more about NDSU, campus, and the admission process (for first-year students)
  • Ask questions and get advice from current NDSU students
  • Tour campus
  • Engage in interactive experiences with faculty
  • Enjoy lunch on us in one of our premier dining centers (Saturday visits only)

 

Weekend Campus Tours

We know you’re busy. That’s why we offer an opportunity to visit campus on certain Saturdays. These visits begin at 9:45 a.m. and end around 12:45 p.m. During a Saturday visit, you will:

  • Learn more about NDSU, campus, and the admission process
  • Ask questions and get advice from current NDSU students
  • Enjoy lunch on us in one of our premier dining centers
Learn about group visit opportunities.

Group visits are available for high school and community college students, with group sizes that range from 10 to 100. Groups must include at least one chaperone for every 10 students; chaperones are expected to remain with the group at all times.

Visits can be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only and can begin at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Due to the limited availability of staff and facilities, we cannot accommodate all requests. Groups are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and require at least two weeks of advance notice. To schedule a group visit, Office of Admission at 701-231-8643 or email ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu.

If the number of students changes after you have made your reservation, please contact our office with an updated number at least three days prior to your visit.

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After You Schedule Your Visit

We’re excited to have you on campus. Follow these links to get driving directions to campus, as well as nearby lodging options.

Directions to campus
Lodging options

 

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Watch our collection of visit videos on YouTube to get a feel for our campus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about your campus visit experience.

What should I bring with me to a campus visit?

Bring a list of questions you want to have answered.

What happens if there is severe weather on the day of my visit?

If classes are canceled and the university is closed, the program will be canceled as well. You will receive a cancellation notification as soon as possible.

What should I wear?

Dress casually for your visit to campus. Comfortable shoes for the tour are recommended, and a jacket and umbrella are helpful in case of rain. If the temperature falls below zero, your tour will be modified to ensure your comfort. Check out today’s weather to help you dress appropriately.

What should I do during my first visit to campus?

We recommend scheduling a campus tour and an admission counselor meeting, or attending one of our events (a weekend event or Discover NDSU). Each of these opportunities will give you a thorough overview of what the university has to offer.

I tried to reserve a spot for the visit online, but the date I want to come isn’t available. Why not?

The visit for that date might have reached capacity, or the university might be closed. Please keep in mind that some dates fill quickly and you should register as early as possible. If you have a special request, please call the Office of Admission at 701.231.8643 or email ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu.

Where do I park?

Park in the MU Lot as indicated on the campus map. Please do not park in spots designated for administrators or special permits. Don’t forget to display your parking pass.

How long is the campus visit?

The average campus visit is two hours. The admission counselor meeting lasts 30 to 45 minutes, and the tour of campus takes about one hour.

What will I see on the tour?

A student-led walking tour of campus includes our state-of-the-art classroom facilities, a residence hall, a dining center, the wellness center, the library, and more.

May I bring a guest?

Absolutely! Parents, guardians, and other guests are always welcome on campus. When you register for your visit, please indicate how many guests will accompany you.

I play a sport at my high school; can I meet with a coach?

The Office of Admission is not able to schedule athletic appointments. Please contact our athletics department to schedule an athletics visit.

Can I schedule an academic appointment?

When you register for your visit, you can indicate an interest to speak with an academic representative. Be sure to plan ahead: we need at least two weeks’ notice to request these appointments. We do our best to get you scheduled with a department, but cannot guarantee it.

Can I eat in one of the dining centers?

Absolutely! While on tour, you will get to see many of our dining facilities. Stop by after your tour for a meal. Click here for additional information about pricing, hours, and locations.

I’m visiting with a friend and we want to go on tour together. Do we need to register separately?

Yes, each student who is visiting should make their own reservation. We will do our best to put you on the same tour.

What if the number in my party has changed since I signed up for my tour?

If you know in advance that you are bringing more or fewer people that you initially indicated, please contact the Office of Admission at 701.231.8643 or ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu.

How will my credits transfer to NDSU?

If you’ve scheduled a meeting with a transfer admission counselor, it’s helpful for you to bring along an unofficial transcript, documenting the coursework you’ve completed or have in progress. In most cases, we can show you how your courses transfer and fit into your desired program of study at NDSU. 
 

I am an admitted transfer student looking to visit campus. How do I register for classes?

We’d be happy to give you a campus tour and make sure everything is in place for your transition to NDSU, but you’ll need to reach out to an academic adviser to set up a time to discuss your course registration. Registration information can be found in the Transfer Enrollment Guide mailed with your acceptance letter. Your meeting with an admission counselor is not designed as a course registration opportunity.

Can I visit campus on Saturday?

We offer two Transfer Preview Days held on Saturdays, one in the fall and one in the spring. During that time, our transfer team is on hand to cover all things for transfer students. We even offer the opportunity for a transfer credit evaluation. You are welcome to attend other Saturday visit options, keeping in mind that these visits cover admission information and processes for high schoolers and incoming freshmen, and will not cover the transfer process.