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One of the best ways to get a feel for North Dakota State University is to visit campus. Weekday visits for prospective students and families may include a campus tour from a current student and a meeting with an Admission Counselor. Academic appointments may be requested but are not guaranteed. Weekday visits can be scheduled to begin from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Weekday Campus Tour
A student-led walking tour of campus lasts approximately one hour and 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.)
Weekday Admission Counselor Meeting
Meet with an admission counselor to review the admission process, discuss majors, cost, financial aid, scholarships, and learn more about what NDSU has to offer. Transfer students may receive an unofficial transcript evaluation.
Weekday Academic Appointments
Academic appointments may be requested but are not guaranteed. If you would like to request an academic appointment as part of your campus visit, please complete this form at least one week in advance. After your request is processed, a confirmation including a detailed schedule, campus map and parking information, will be mailed to your home.
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 Campus Tour — For students interested in computer science, management information systems, computer or electrical engineering, or business-related fields. Tours of Microsoft are available on Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
Weekend Academic Events
Visit campus on one of our select Fridays or Saturdays and learn more about our featured academic programs. Saturday Academic Visits begin at 8:45 a.m. and end around 1 p.m. Friday Academic Visits begin at 1:15 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. Space is limited; please register early. During an Academic Visit you will:
- Learn more about NDSU, campus and the admission process
- 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)
- Check out which majors are featured during each Academic Visit
- October 14 – College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
- October 28 – College of Health Professions
- November 4 – College of Engineering (Select Programs)
- November 18 – College of Human Development and Education
- December 9 – College of Science and Math
- January 20 – College of Engineering (Select Programs)
- January 27 – College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science
- February 23 – College of Business
- February 24 – College of Engineering (Select Programs)
- April 14 – College of Health Professions
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
- September 16
- December 2
- February 3
- April 28
Summer Open House
July 28 or August 4
These sessions help acquaint you with the people, programs, and campus at NDSU. You will tour our facilities, meet students and professors, learn about academic life, student involvement, financial aid and other opportunities available to NDSU students. Morning sessions begin at 8 a.m. and are completed by 11 a.m. The afternoon session will begin at 12 p.m. and be completed by 3 p.m. A light meal will be provided.
Discover NDSU Dates
- October 19 and 20, 2017
- April 20, 2018 – Junior Day
- April 21, 2018 – Senior Day
To register, select the first year student or international student button and then navigate to your preferred date.
The Discover NDSU events are our largest visit events during the year. During your visit, you may tour our facilities, meet students and professors, and learn about academic life, student involvement, financial aid and other opportunities available to NDSU students. The Discover NDSU events are our largest visit events during the year and sessions fill up quickly. 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. Event Agenda Morning Sessions begin at 8 a.m. and are completed by 12:15 p.m. Optional Specialty Tours begin at 12:15 p.m. The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. with optional specialty tours at 4:30 p.m.
- Check-in and Activity Fair
- Admission Presentation
- Academic Interest Session
- Walking Tour
- Specialty Tours (optional)
- Architecture & Landscape Architecture
- Business, Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
- Engineering Complex
- Residence Halls
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 the Office of Admission at 701.231.8643 or email email@example.com.
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.
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 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 contact the Office of Admission at 701.231.8643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfer Visit FAQs
Transfer Preview Days
Register by selecting Transfer Student above and navigate to the desired date.
Curious how your credits might 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 Meeting is not designed as a course registration opportunity – we keep that for the professionals!
Is a Saturday the only time you can make it to campus?
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. You are welcome to attend other Saturday visit options, keeping 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 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.
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.
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.