The best way to get a feel for NDSU is to

visit campus.

NDSU offers several visit options including weekday visits, weekend visits and special visit programs. Due to demand, some days have visitor capacity limits and may fill up weeks in advance.
If you need help, please call our Office of Admission at 701-231-8643 or email ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu

Weekday Visits

Weekday visits can be scheduled between 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Get a personalized look at what North Dakota State University has to offer. You can build your own campus visit schedule. If you know what you would like to study, you can request an academic appointment to hear first-hand from our professors and advisors about what makes our programs unique.
Recommended Weekday Visit Schedule:
Campus Tour NDSU
1. Schedule a Campus Tour
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. Much of the walking tour will be outside. Please dress accordingly to ensure your comfort.
Admission Meeting NDSU
2. Meet with an Admission Counselor
Review the admission process, discuss major options, cost, financial aid, and scholarships, and learn more about what NDSU has to offer.
Academic Appointment NDSU
3. Request an Academic Appointment
Meet with an academic department to learn more about your desired major. Discuss program options, research opportunities, curriculum, careers, advising, and what makes NDSU programs unique.
*Academic appointments are dependent on faculty availability and are pending until you receive a new confirmation with the confirmed time and department listed.
Specialty Tour NDSU
Optional Specialty Tours
In addition to the campus tour, we offer optional building tours that showcase specific majors and facilities.
  • Richard H. Barry Hall — Tour for students interested in business administration, finance, management, marketing, management information systems, accounting, agribusiness or economics. Available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when school is in session.
  • Microsoft Tour — Tour for students interested in computer science, management information systems, computer or electrical engineering, or business-related fields. We recommend scheduling an 11:45 campus tour followed by a 1:15 admission counselor meeting and ending with the 2:00 Microsoft tour. **Please note, Microsoft tours are not guaranteed and are considered pending until we receive confirmation from Microsoft.

Summer Visit Days

If you're visiting NDSU during the summer, you have two options.
  • Schedule a weekday visit
    Individual format. Weekday visits can be scheduled between 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Register for Summer Visit Days event
    Group format. Happens twice during the summer - Friday, July 20th and Friday, August 10th. Choose either the morning or afternoon session. Includes an academic fair where you can learn about different majors, meet college representatives, and do a walking tour of campus.

    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.

    Morning Session Schedule:
    8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Check-in and Social with College Representatives
    9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome Presentation and Student Panel
    10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Walking Tours of Campus
    Afternoon Session Schedule:
    1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Check-in and Social with College Representatives
    1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Welcome Presentation and Student Panel
    2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Walking Tours of Campus

Weekend Visits

Weekend visits are not offered during the summer.
Monday and Friday Academic Visits begin at 1 p.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Academic Visits begin at 8:45 a.m. and end around 1 p.m.
Weekend Academic Events
All students are encouraged to attend a Weekend Academic Event regardless of your academic interest. Weekend Academic Events include an admission presentation, campus tour, and an academic-focused session. Visitors may choose to participate in any or all parts of a Weekend Academic Event. However, if you do not plan to attend all parts of the Weekend Academic Event, please notify us prior to arrival. Space is limited, please register early. During a Weekend Academic Event 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)
College of Engineering NDSU
Saturday, September 15, 2018
College of Engineering (Select Majors)
Learn more about the following programs: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering.
Pharmacy NDSU
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Allied Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy Event
Learn more about the following majors related to health care: Pharmacy, Nursing, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Care, and Medical Lab Science. **Please note that pre-medicine programs are not covered during this event.**
College of Arts NDSU
Monday, October 8, 2018
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Learn more about the majors in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Agricultural Communication, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, English, French, History, Journalism, Management Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Public History, Sociology, Spanish, Strategic Communication, Theatre Arts, and Women and Gender Studies.
Design Programs NDSU
Monday, October 8, 2018
Design Programs Event
Take a tour of Renaissance Hall and learn more about Art, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Interior Design.
College of Business NDSU
Friday, October 12, 2018
College of Business
See Richard H. Barry Hall and learn more about: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing.
Music Day NDSU
Friday, October 19, 2018
Music Day
Attend music classes, observe ensemble rehearsals, meet music faculty and students, learn how to prepare for scholarship auditions, and learn more about music scholarships and financial aid.
Collge of Agriculture NDSU
Saturday, October 27, 2018
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
Find out more about the following programs: Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Systems Management, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Crop and Weed Sciences, Economics, Equine Science, Food Science, Horticulture, Microbiology, Natural Resources Management, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Range Science, Soil Science, and Veterinary Technology.
College of Human Development NDSU
Saturday, November 3, 2018
College of Human Development and Education
Find out more about the following programs: Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design, Dietetics, Education, Exercise Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Development and Family Science, Interior Design, and Sport Management.
College of Science and Math NDSU
Saturday, December 1, 2018
College of Science and Mathematics
Find out about the opportunities within the College of Science and Mathematics, including: Behavioral Statistics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, pre-professional programs (pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-mortuary science, pre-optometry, pre-ostepathy) Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.
College of Engineering NDSU
Saturday, January 26, 2019
College of Engineering (Select Majors)
Find out more about the following programs: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Pharmacy NDSU
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Allied Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy Event
Learn more about the following majors related to health care: Pharmacy, Nursing, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Care, and Medical Lab Science. **Please note that pre-medicine programs are not covered during this event.**
College of Engineering NDSU
Saturday, April 27, 2019
College of Engineering (Select Majors)
Find out more about the following programs: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, and General Engineering.

Discover NDSU

The Fall 2018 dates for Discover NDSU are October 18th and 19th. Registration will open mid August.
Discover NDSU is our largest event of the year for high school students. 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.

Campus Visit FAQs

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 (weekend event or Discover NDSU). Each of these opportunities will give you a thorough overview of what NDSU has to offer.
I tried to reserve a spot for the visit online, but the date that I want to come is not 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 do fill quickly and you should register as early as possible. If you have a special request, please call our Office of Admission at 701-231-8643 or email ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu
How long is the campus visit?
The average campus visit is two hours. The admission counselor meeting is 30-45 minutes and the tour of campus takes about one hour.
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 or umbrella are helpful in case of rain. Check out today’s weather. It the temperature falls below zero, your tour will be modified to ensure your comfort.
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.
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, wellness center, library, and more.
May I bring a guest?
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.
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 check out our athletics website at www.gobison.com for more information.
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 am 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 call our Office of Admission at 701-231-8643 or email ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu.

Transfer Students

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 transfer.
Transfer Preview Days
Saturday, October 13
Saturday, February 23 – registration opens December 1
Transfer Visit FAQs
How will my credits transfer to NDSU?
If you’ve scheduled a Transfer Admission Counselor Meeting, it’s helpful for you to bring along an unofficial transcript, documenting the coursework you’ve completed and/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.
Are you an admitted transfer student looking to visit campus and 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 advisor to set up a time to discuss your course registration at NDSU. Registration information can be found in the Transfer Enrollment Guide mailed with your acceptance letter. Your Transfer Admission Counselor visit is not designed as a course registration opportunity – we keep that for the advising professionals!
Is a Saturday the only time you can make it to campus?
We offer two Transfer Preview Days held on Saturdays specifically for transfer students. Otherwise, you are welcome to attend other Saturday visit options. Please keep in mind that these visits cover admission information and processes for high school, incoming freshmen, and will not cover the transfer process.

Group Visits

Group visits are available Tuesday - Thursday only and can begin at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Due to 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 advance notice. To schedule a group visit, please email Zebulon Watkins.
Group visits are available for high-school and community college students and group size can range from 10 to 100 students. Groups must include at least one chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones are expected to remain with the group at all times.
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.

Directions to Campus

Significant updates are being made to campus this summer and many areas will be under construction. Please follow the directions below to avoid delays.