North Dakota State University

Discover NDSU

Discover NDSU visit

The Fall 2018 dates are October 18th and 19th. Registration will open mid August.

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Morning session
Afternoon session
Friday, October 19th, 2018
Morning session
Afternoon session

What is Discover NDSU?

Discover NDSU is our largest event of the year for high school juniors and seniors. The day begins with a resource fair showcasing the programs and resources NDSU offers, followed by an admission presentation, student panel, and academic interest session. Optional specialty tours are also offered for the following areas: Residence Life, Engineering, the College of Business, and Architecture and Landscape Architecture facilities.

Space is limited, please register early. While we have many different resources and departments available, we are unable to accommodate individual requests due to the size of the group.

Discover NDSU students

Session Schedule

Morning sessions start at 8 a.m. and are completed by 12:15 p.m. Optional specialty tours begin at 12:15 p.m.


Afternoon sessions start at 1 p.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Optional specialty tours begin at 4:30 p.m.

Morning Agenda

Time Event
8 a.m. Check-in and Activity Fair
8:45 a.m. Admission Presentation
9:30 a.m. Academic Interest Session
10:15 a.m. Walking Tour
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Optional Specialty Tours

Afternoon Agenda

Time Event
1 p.m. Check-in and Activity Fair
1:45 p.m. Admission Presentation
2:30 p.m. Academic Interest Session
3:15 p.m. Walking Tour
4:30 p.m. Optional Specialty Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions prior to your visit, please call our Office of Admission at 701-231-8643 or email ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu

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.
Dress casually for your visit to campus. Comfortable shoes for the tour are recommended, and a jacket or umbrella are helpful in case of rain as much of the tour is outside. Check out today’s weather.
A student-led walking tour of campus includes our state-of-the-art classroom facilities, a residence hall, a dining center, wellness center, library, and more.
Absolutely! Parents, guardians, or guest are always welcome on campus. When you register for your visit, please indicate how many guests will accompany you to campus.
Yes, each student who is visiting should make their own reservation. We will do our best to put you on the same 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

Driving Directions

We’re excited you’re planning to visit NDSU. Here are directions to the Fargodome parking lot, where you will begin your visit.

  • Follow Interstate 94 westbound to the Interstate 29 interchange.
  • Exit northbound on Interstate 29 (Exit 349).
  • Follow Interstate 29 to the 19th Avenue exit (Exit 67).
  • Turn right. Follow 19th Avenue east past the airport, NDSU's 18th Street entrance and FargoDome to University Drive.
  • Turn right onto University Drive.
  • Proceed one half block and turn right into Fargodome Lot C.
  • Admission staff will be there to greet you and direct you to the shuttles.
  • Follow Highway 10 into Moorhead as it becomes Center Avenue.
  • Follow Center Avenue across the Red River into Fargo.
  • At 2nd Street in Fargo, turn right, heading north
  • At 1st Avenue, turn left.
  • Follow 1st Avenue to 10th Street North (a one-way street).
  • Turn right onto 10th Street and proceed to 19th Ave. North to the stoplight.
  • Turn left onto 19th Ave. North to the stoplight.
  • Turn left at the stoplight onto University Drive.
  • Proceed one half block and turn right into Fargodome Lot C.
  • Admission staff will be there to greet you and direct you to the shuttles.
  • Follow Interstate 94 eastbound to the Interstate 29 interchange.
  • Exit northbound on Interstate 29 (Exit 349).
  • Follow Interstate 29 to the 19th Avenue exit (Exit 67).
  • Turn right. Follow 19th Avenue east past the airport, NDSU's 18th Street entrance and FargoDome to University Drive.
  • Turn right onto University Drive.
  • Proceed one half block and turn right into Fargodome Lot C.
  • Admission staff will be there to greet you and direct you to the shuttles.
  • Follow Interstate 29 to the 19th Avenue exit (Exit 67).
  • Turn right. Follow 19th Avenue east past the airport, NDSU's 18th Street entrance and FargoDome to University Drive.
  • Turn right onto University Drive.
  • Proceed one half block and turn right into Fargodome Lot C.
  • Admission staff will be there to greet you and direct you to the shuttles.
  • Follow Interstate 29 to the 19th Avenue exit (Exit 67).
  • Turn left. Follow 19th Avenue east past the airport, NDSU's 18th Street entrance and FargoDome to University Drive.
  • Turn right onto University Drive.
  • Proceed one half block and turn right into Fargodome Lot C.
  • Admission staff will be there to greet you and direct you to the shuttles.

Estimated Travel Times

Coming From Travel Time
Alexandria 1.5 hours
Bismarck 3.5 hours
Dickinson 4.5 hours
Duluth 4.5 hours
Minneapolis 3.5 hours
Minot 5 hours
Rochester 5 hours
Sioux Falls 4 hours
Winnipeg 3.5 hours

Places to Stay in Fargo-Moorhead

Ask for the NDSU rate at the following hotels. Please be advised that hotels fill up fast, so schedule in advance.

Adjacent to Campus
Candlewood Suites 800-960-7023
Days Inn 701-232-0000
Homewood Suites 701-235-3150
Downtown (one mile from campus)
Radisson Hotel 701-232-7363
Near I-94 or I-29
Country Inn & Suites 701-234-0565
Delta by Marriott 701-277-9000
Element By Westin 701-478-5333
Hawthorn by Wyndham 701-282-6006
Hilton Garden Inn 701-499-6000
Holiday Inn 701-282-2700
Kelly Inn 701-277-8821