Campus tours give prospective students the ability to build connections and explore resources that will be important to them throughout their student experience.
Alaina Driscoll’s parents were tour fanatics when she started exploring college. She visited several campuses in Wisconsin and others in the region, including NDSU.
“NDSU was the farther school,” said the senior in physical and health education from St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. “It was the school two states away and I didn’t really know anything about it.”
Driscoll’s first visit was in November of her senior year in high school. It was scheduled in the fall because her dad wanted her to know how cold it gets in North Dakota.
She returned in March to attend cheerleading tryouts. During her second visit, Driscoll knew that NDSU was the place for her.
“I fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere while I was here for try outs,” she said. “I left there being like, ‘Okay, I want to come to NDSU.’ That was what made my final decision.”
Driscoll remembers the Wallman Wellness Center from her campus tour, especially because she uses the center frequently now as a student. She also recalls talking with her tour guide about student involvement opportunities she later joined as an NDSU student.
Driscoll recommends potential NDSU students ask about the classroom experience, academics and student clubs and organizations during their campus visits.
“You choose a school for your major, but you also need to find a school that you will enjoy and a place where you can make friends,” she said. “And you’re going to make friends at schools that have things that you like to do.”
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