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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 ator email
Weekday visits can be scheduled between 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The average campus visit is two hours. Your visit may include a campus tour from a current student and a meeting with an Admission Counselor. Academic appointments may be requested to learn more about your desired major.
If you're visiting on a weekday, we recommend the following schedule:
- Campus Tour
- Admission Counselor Meeting
- Academic Appointment
- Specialty Tours
- 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.
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.
Meet with an admission counselor to review the admission process, discuss major options, cost, financial aid, and scholarships, and learn more about what NDSU has to offer.
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.
In addition to the campus tour, we offer optional building tours that showcase specific majors and facilities.
Summer Visit Days
If you're visiting NDSU during the summer, you have two options.
- Schedule a weekday visit anytime between 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Sign up for a Summer Visit Days event on either Friday, July 20th or Friday, August 10th
Summer Visit Days is special summer event. Students can meet college representatives, do a walking tour of campus, and get a first look at NDSU.
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 are not offered during the summer. Registration for the fall will open on July 1.
Friday Academic Visits begin at 1 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Academic Visits begin at 8:45 a.m. and end around 1 p.m.
Weekend Academic Events
Visit campus on one of our select Fridays or Saturdays and learn more about our featured academic programs. Check out which majors are featured during each Academic Visit. Space is limited, please register early. During an Academic Visit 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 are busy which is why we offer an opportunity to visit campus on select Saturdays. Saturday 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
- Have an opportunity to ask questions and get advice from current NDSU students
- Enjoy lunch on us in one of our premier dining centers
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 FAQsWhat 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 atHow long is the campus visit? or email
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 30-minute zones on Administration Avenue or 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 ator email .
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. We even offer the opportunity for a transfer credit evaluation.
Transfer Preview Days
Fall Transfer Preview dates will be set in July
Transfer Visit FAQsHow 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?
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 atIs a Saturday the only time you can make it to campus? or email
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 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.