Schedule a Visit

In-Person Visits

We are excited to share our campus with you again. Your visit will include a student-led campus tour and an information session led by an admission counselor. Plan ahead as times and availability are limited. Please review our campus visit guidelines before scheduling.

In-Person Visit Options

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.

 

Virtual Visits

Schedule a video call with an undergraduate admission counselor or academic department 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

 

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In-Person Visits

We are excited to share our campus with you again. Your visit will include a student-led campus tour and an information session led by an admission counselor. Plan ahead as times and availability are limited. Please review our campus visit guidelines before scheduling.

Weekday Visit Options

 

Transfer Open House

Join us for Transfer Open House to learn about the admissions process, scholarship, financial aid, academic offerings, student organizations, internships, and more. You will also have the opportunity to tour campus and learn more about how your credits will transfer. This is an open house-style event, so please feel free to come when it is most convenient for you. Space is limited so please register early.

 

Schedule

  • 1–3pm
    • Admission Information
      • Application status checks
      • Transfer Credit Appointments
  • 1–2pm or 2–3pm
    • Campus Tour
  • 1–3pm
    • Resource Fair
      • Academic Information
      • Career and Advising Center
      • Student Support Services
      • Financial Aid & Scholarships

 

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

We offer a number of Weekend Visit 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 guests Weekend visits include:

  • Admission presentation and next steps information
  • Panel with current students
  • Campus Tour
  • Interactive experiences with faculty
  • Optional lunch in the West Dining Center (WDC)
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September 25
College of Engineering I (Select Programs) 

Learn more about the following programs: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering.

pharmacy

October 2
College of Health Professions

Learn more about the following majors related to health care: Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Services, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Care, and Medical Lab Science.
**Please note that pre-medicine sessions are not covered in this event**

agriculture

October 16
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, and Veterinary Technology.

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Friday, October 22
Music Day

In conjunction with NDSU Discover Days, 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.

Friday, October 22
Animal Science Day

In conjunction with NDSU Discover Days, the Department of Animal Sciences invites high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to attend Discovery NDSU Animal Sciences Day on October 22nd 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 in their area of interest.

college of business

Friday, October 29
College of Business

Learn more about: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing.

Friday, November 5
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Learn more about: Agricultural Communication, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, English, French, Health Communication, History, Journalism, Management Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Public History, Sociology, Spanish, Strategic Communication, Theatre Arts, and Women and Gender Studies.

Friday, November 5
School of Design

Find out more about the following programs: Visual Arts, Architecture, Landscape, Architecture, and Interior Design. Tour Renaissance Hall in downtown Fargo which is home to our School of Design, Architecture and Art.

November 6
College of Human Sciences & 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.

Thursday, November 18
Indigenous Student Day

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

math

December 4
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, Geology, Mathematics, pre-professional programs (pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-mortuary science, pre-optometry, pre-osteopathy) Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.

engineering

January 22 (registration will open October 1)
College of Engineering II (Select Programs)

Find out more about the following programs: Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and General Engineering.

career exploration

January 29 (registration will open October 1)
Career 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

February 26 (registration will open October 1)
College of Engineering Event for Admitted Students

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

pharmacy

April 2 (registration will open October 1)
College of Health Professions Admitted Student Event

Learn more about the following majors related to health care: Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Services, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Care, and Medical Lab Science. **Please note that pre-medicine sessions are not covered in this event**

college of engineering

April 30 (registration will open October 1)
College of Engineering III (Select Programs)

Find out more about the following programs: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and General Engineering.

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 is 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. We will assign you to a track prior to arrival.

Thursday, October 21

Friday, October 22

View the full schedule and FAQs

Group Visits

Group visits are available virtually or in-person for high-school, middle school, and community college students and group size can range from 10 to 200 students. Visits typically include a campus tour and admission presentation. Student panels, multicultural presentations, 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.

Due to the 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. Please note that contact information for all students is required before arrival to campus. To request a group visit, please complete this form or contact Kelsey Seeba.

Summer Visit Days

Our Summer Visit Day will include an academic fair, admission presentation, student panel, breakout session, and a student-led campus tour.

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

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

 

Afternoon Session  
1 – 1:30 p.m. Check-in & Academic Fair, Plains Room
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Welcome, Presentation, & Student Panel, Great Room
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions – Student Involvement & Student Services, Major Exploration and Career Readiness, Transferring College and Exam Credits, or Research Opportunities
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 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 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.