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Weekday Visits

Weekday Visits

Your visit will include a student-led campus tour and an information session led by an admission counselor where you will learn more about the application process, scholarships, financial aid, academic offerings and student resources. You may also request an academic information session to learn more about your intended major. For your best experience, please plan ahead as times and availability may vary. If you have any special requests, please contact us at


Prospective graduate students may contact the Graduate School at to schedule a campus visit. Our faculty graduate coordinators are also available to schedule in-person meetings with prospective graduate students.

International students are encouraged to schedule a tour if desired and then contact for additional details on the admission process.




Academic Information Sessions

Select departments have time set aside each week for academic information sessions and tours, but you may request an academic session at any time. Note: these are available during the school year while classes are in session, but are not available during class breaks, including summer.


Students Business

Business and Agribusiness Tour
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1-2 p.m.; and Fridays from 3-4 p.m.

For students interested in business administration, finance, management, marketing, management information systems, supply chain management, accounting, agribusiness, agricultural economics or economics. Richard H. Barry Hall, located in downtown Fargo, is home to the College of Business and the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. It includes conference rooms, classrooms, an auditorium, faculty offices, study areas, and coffee bar. **Please note, tours will begin at Ceres Hall on the main campus. Instructions and directions for the tour will be provided when you check in.


School of Nursing Tour
Mondays through Fridays from 1-2 p.m.

For students interested in pursuing a career in nursing. The School of Nursing includes the following tracks: Pre-Licensure BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN. The mission of the School of Nursing is to advance nursing knowledge and develop dynamic nurse leaders who improve the health of all people, emphasizing the underserved, rural, and diverse populations. The School of Nursing is located in Aldevron Tower. Labs, classrooms, and other student spaces are viewed while on tour. All tours begin at Ceres Hall, with directions to Aldevron Tower.


College of Engineering Tour
Mondays and Fridays from 3-4 p.m.

For students interested in agricultural and biosystems, civil, computer, construction, electrical, environmental, general, industrial, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering, and computer science. Get a tour of engineering facilities from a student and meet with faculty member to talk more about our engineering majors. All tours begin at Ceres Hall, with directions to tour locations.

School of Design, Architecture and Art Tour
Mondays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m.

For students interested in apparel, retail merchandising, and design; art education; architecture; environmental design; graphic design; interior design; landscape architecture; or visual arts. Meet with a faculty or staff member and get a tour of the program facilities. Students interested in Art and Architecture will tour Renaissance Hall in downtown Fargo. Students interested in Interior Design and Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design will tour facilities on campus. Please note, check in for tours will be at Ceres Hall on the main campus. Schedule and directions for the tour will be provided when you check in at NDSU for your campus visit.

Weekend and Special Events

Weekend and Special Events

2023-24 School Year Events

Full Schedule and Registration

Discover NDSU is our largest visit event of the year. During your visit, you will tour facilities, meet students and professors, and learn about academic life, student involvement, scholarships, and other opportunities available to NDSU students. We recommend registering early as this event fills up fast.

Weekend Visits and Special Events

We offer a number of weekend visit and academic event opportunities which are listed below. Register early as space is limited.

Weekend visits are primarily programmed based on academic college, however, you can attend a weekend visit regardless of your academic interest. Check out our list of majors here to see which college you match with. Visitors may choose to participate in any or all parts of a weekend academic event. All weekend academic events include:

  • Admission presentation and next steps information
  • Panel with current students
  • 75-minute walking tour of campus
  • Interactive experiences with faculty
  • Optional complimentary lunch in the West Dining Center


Saturday, April 13, 2024
College of Health and Human Sciences

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Health and Human Sciences, including Exercise Science, Health Services, Human Development and Family Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Nutrition Science, Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Care, and Sport Management.

**Please note that pre-medicine sessions are not covered in this event**

Fluids Lab Engineering Lab

Saturday, April 20, 2024
College of Engineering

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Engineering, including Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, and General Engineering.


Group Visits

Group Visits

Group visits are available virtually or in-person for middle school, high school and community college students and with size ranging from 10 to 200 students. Visits typically include a campus tour and admission presentation. Student panels or other resource sessions may also be requested. Groups must include at least one chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones are expected to remain with the group at all times.

Group visits may be scheduled Monday-Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Due to the volume of groups that we welcome to campus and limited funding, we are unable to assist with lodging or transportation costs. Meal assistance may be requested on your group visit form as needed and is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Groups are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis and require at least two weeks advance notice. Please note that contact information for all students is required before arrival to campus. We can’t wait to welcome you and your group to campus. To request a group visit, please complete this form.

Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits

Schedule a video call with an undergraduate admission counselor to ask questions, review the admission process, discuss major options, cost, financial aid, and scholarships and learn more about what NDSU has to offer. Virtual meetings with academic departments are available upon request.

Virtual Visit Options


Virtual Tours

Can't make it in person? Explore campus through a virtual tour.


Preparing for Your Visit

Preparing for Your Visit

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

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 visit 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. If 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 guests 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 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. All weekday visits will be offered meal passes as part of their visit when dining centers are open.

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 than you initially indicated, please call our Office of Admission at 701-231-8643 or email

Need help scheduling your visit?
Please email us at or call 1-800-488-NDSU or (701) 231-8643.

Need help scheduling your visit? Please email us at or call 1-800-488-NDSU or (701) 231-8643.

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