July 13, 2023

How to ace your campus visit



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Schedule an NDSU campus tour to find out about what the university has to offer.

One of the best ways to determine if a college is the right fit for you is by visiting the campus. North Dakota State University offers prospective students the opportunity to experience the campus in person through their campus tours.

To make the most out of your visit and ensure a successful experience, follow these tips to ace your campus visit at NDSU.

Know before you go

Before arriving for your campus visit, it's essential to do some research and familiarize yourself with the key buildings and residence halls that can influence your college decision. The facilities you interact with daily can have a significant impact on your overall college experience. Find out which residence hall or type of hall suits your preferences and make it a priority to visit them in person on your tour. By getting a firsthand look at the facilities, you can better envision yourself living and studying there.

Make the most of your visit

The NDSU Office of Admission offers various types of visits and meetings to cater to prospective student needs. Take advantage of these opportunities during your campus visit. Schedule a meeting with professors or advisors for personalized discussions and one-on-one sessions. This will give you the chance to ask specific questions, gain insight about your intended major or program and understand the academic support available at NDSU. Additionally, make sure to explore the dining halls and the campus food to get a taste of the culinary options. Engage with current NDSU students through tours and panels to gather firsthand experiences and perspectives about life at NDSU.

Take your time

Campus visits can sometimes feel rushed, especially if you have other commitments or need to return home. However, it's crucial to allocate enough time to fully immerse yourself in the NDSU and Fargo experience. Arrive early to explore the campus and surrounding areas before your scheduled activities begin. After your visit, take some time to reflect on your experience and explore the city of Fargo at your own pace. By allowing yourself ample time, you can better evaluate if NDSU and its surroundings align with your personal and academic preferences.

Don’t be shy

When on tour or attending information sessions, don't hesitate to ask questions. Your tour guide is there to assist and provide you with valuable insights into life at NDSU. Asking questions helps you gather the information you need to make an informed decision. Take advantage of this personalized tour opportunity to address any concerns or specific inquiries. Remember, choosing a college is a significant decision, and it's better to leave the campus visit feeling satisfied with the information you obtained.

Have fun

NDSU tours are led by current NDSU students who are enthusiastic about showcasing the university. They want you to have as much fun on the tour as they do. The best way to gauge if a school is the right fit for you is by feeling comfortable and at home. Be yourself during the tour, engage with the student guides and embrace the experience. Enjoy exploring the campus, meeting new people and envisioning yourself as part of the NDSU community.

Schedule a weekday campus tour or view NDSU’s weekend and special event tours.

Campus tour

Led by enthusiastic current students, NDSU campus tours are informative and fun.

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