Schedule a Visit

In-Person Visits

Begin your NDSU experience by visiting campus. 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. For your best experience, please plan ahead as times and availability may vary. You may also request an academic department to learn more about your intended major. If you have any special requests, please contact us at ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu.

Please review our campus visit guidelines before scheduling.

In-Person Visit Options

Summer Visit Days

Our Summer Visit Days will be offered on July 15, July 29, and August 12. Programming will include an academic resource fair, admission presentation, student panel, breakout session, and a student-led campus tour. Select the Summer Visit Days tab for the full schedule and additional details.

Friday, July 15
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Friday, July 29
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Friday, August 12
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Prospective graduate students may contact the Graduate School at ndsu.grad.school@ndsu.edu 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 ndsu.international@ndsu.edu for additional details on the admission process.

 

Virtual Visits

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

Virtual Visit Options

 

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In-Person Visits

Begin your NDSU experience by visiting campus. 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 transfer process, scholarships, financial aid, academic offerings and student services. For your best experience, please plan ahead as times and availability may vary. You may also request an academic department to learn more about your intended major. If you have any special requests, please contact us at ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu.

Please review our campus visit guidelines before scheduling.

Weekday Visit Options

 

Summer Visit Days

Our Summer Visit Days will be offered on July 15, July 29, and August 12. Programming will include an academic resource fair, admission presentation, student panel, breakout session, and a student-led campus tour. *Please note that this is not a course registration event.

Friday, July 15
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Friday, July 29
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Friday, August 12
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Schedule

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m.
    • Check-in and Academic Fair
  • 9 – 9:45 a.m.
    • Welcome, Presentation and Student Panel
  • 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
    • Breakout Sessions – Student Involvement and Student Services, Major Exploration and Career Readiness, or Transferring College and Exam Credits
  • 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Walking Tours of Campus

 

Transfer Preview Day

Join us for our Transfer Preview Day to learn about the admission process, scholarship, financial aid, academic offerings, student organizations, internships and more. You will also have the opportunity to tour the campus and eat at one of our dining centers. There will be optional individual appointments with the Office of Admission to discuss the transfer process or meet with the Office of Registration and Records to learn more about how your credits will transfer. You may also explore your major with an optional academic tour.

Our next Transfer Preview Day will be in Fall 2022. Event details and registration will be available this summer. 

 

Virtual Visits

Schedule a video call with an admission counselor to ask questions, review the admission process, discuss major options, cost, financial aid, scholarships and learn more about what NDSU has to offer.

Virtual Visit Options

 

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!

Do you have questions about transfer student orientation?

You will be able to register for classes during transfer student orientation. For more information, visit transfer orientation dates and schedules.

Weekend Visits and Academic Events

Registration links for spring 2023 events will be added in August.

We offer a number of weekend visit and academic event opportunities which are listed below. Register early as space is limited. Please review our campus visit guidelines before scheduling.

You can attend a weekend visit regardless of your academic interest. 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
agriculture

Saturday, September 17, 2022
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, including 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, Precision Agriculture, and Veterinary Technology.

college of engineering

Saturday, September 24, 2022
College of Engineering I (Select Programs)

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Engineering, including Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and General Engineering.

agriculture

Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022
Music Day

In conjunction with Discover NDSU, Challey School of Music invites high school juniors and seniors to attend Music Day. Learn about ensembles, hear from alumni, meet with faculty and students, learn about scholarships, financial aid, and how to prepare for auditions.

ndsu

Friday, October 21, 2022
Animal Science Day

In conjunction with Discover NDSU, the Department of Animal Sciences invites high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to attend Discovery NDSU Animal Sciences Day on October 21st from 1-4 p.m. Learn about our Animal Science, Equine Science, and Veterinary Technology Programs. Students will have an opportunity to experience an afternoon in the life of an animal sciences student. Participants will visit some of our animal units and take part in hands-on activities focused on their area of interest.

pharmacy

Saturday, October 29, 2022
College of Health Professions

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Health Professions, including Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Services, Medical Laboratory Science, Radiologic Sciences, and Respiratory Care.
**Please note that pre-medicine sessions are not covered in this event**

Friday, November 4, 2022
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, including: 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.

Friday, November 4, 2022
School of Design, Architecture and Arts

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the School of Design, Architecture and Art, including Architecture, Environmental Design/Landscape Architecture, Graphic Art, Interior Design, and Visual Arts. Tour Renaissance Hall in downtown Fargo which is home to our School of Design, Architecture and Art.

Saturday, November 5, 2022
College of Human Sciences & Education

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Human Sciences and Education, including Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design, Dietetics, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Development and Family Science, Interior Design, Pre-Physical Therapy, Secondary Education, Social Work, and Sport Management.

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Indigenous Student Day

Join us for a resource fair, welcome and blessing, campus tour, lunch, and breakout sessions.

engineering

Saturday, November 19, 2022
College of Engineering II (Select Programs)

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Engineering, including Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and General Engineering.

math

Saturday, December 3, 2022
College of Science and Mathematics

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Science and Mathematics, including Behavioral Statistics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Pre-Actuarial Science, Pre-Professional programs (pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-mortuary science, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-osteopathy, pre-physician assistant), Psychology, and Statistics.

career exploration

Saturday, January 28, 2023
Career and Major Exploration Day

Not sure what you want to study? No problem! Join NDSU staff for an interactive session exploring how your interests fit with major and career opportunities and the resources available at NDSU to help you succeed.

college of engineering

Saturday, February 25, 2023
College of Engineering Event for Admitted Students

Meet with faculty and current students, tour labs, and learn more about engineering at NDSU.

pharmacy

Saturday, April 1, 2023
College of Health Professions

Join us to learn more about the opportunities within the College of Health Professions, including Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Services, Medical Laboratory Science, Radiologic Sciences, and Respiratory Care.**Please note that pre-medicine sessions are not covered in this event**

college of engineering

Saturday, April 22, 2023
College of Engineering III (Select Programs)

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

college of business

Weekdays during the School Year
College of Business and Department of Agribusiness and Economics

Richard H. Barry Hall, located in downtown Fargo, is home to the College of Business and the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Students interested in Accounting, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management can register for a guided tour of Barry Hall and a meeting with an academic advisor any weekday at 1 p.m.
College of Business Tours

Discover NDSU

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. Plan ahead as times and availability are limited. While we will have many staff members available to assist you, we are unable to accommodate individual requests due to the size of the group.

To register, click on a time below and fill out the form.

Thursday, October 20, 2022
8:30 – 12:30 p.m.
1:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 21, 2022
8:30 – 12:30 p.m.
1:15 – 5:30 p.m.

VIEW THE FULL SCHEDULE AND FAQS

 

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 or contact Kelsey Seeba.

Summer Visit Days

Our Summer Visit Days will be offered on July 15, July 29, and August 12. Programming will include an academic resource fair, admission presentation, student panel, breakout session, and a student-led campus tour.

Register

Friday, July 15
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Friday, July 29
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Friday, August 12
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 – 4 p.m.

Morning Session  
8:30 – 9 a.m. Check-in and Academic Fair
9 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome, Presentation and Student Panel
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions – Student Involvement and Student Services, Major Exploration and Career Readiness, or Transferring College and Exam Credits
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Walking Tours of Campus

 

Afternoon Session  
1 – 1:30 p.m. Check-in and Academic Fair
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Welcome, Presentation and Student Panel
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions – Student Involvement and Student Services, Major Exploration and Career Readiness, or Transferring College and Exam Credits
2:45 – 4 p.m. Walking Tours of Campus

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 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 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. 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 ndsu.visit@ndsu.edu.

Directions to Campus

Use the links below to help plan your visit to NDSU.

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