Campus Tours

Spring 2024 Tour Times

  • Monday-Friday
    • 9:00 a.m./10:00 a.m./1:00 p.m.

*There will be some dates where the tour times may vary. If you do not see a specific time that you are interested in on the events calendar, please email to check availability.


About Your Tour

Each campus visit is broken into two parts – an information session and a campus tour led by a student tour guide. The information session covers what it's like to be a part of the Charger Nation. It provides you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, student life, and housing.

The student-led tour, featuring personal insight from your tour guide, allows you to explore our beautiful 505-acre campus with stops at one of our suite-style residence halls, Salmon Library, the University Fitness Center, and Charger Union. You will also have the opportunity to view a typical classroom.

Tips for Making Your Visit Successful

  • Register at least 1-2 weeks in advance, especially if you are requesting additional appointments.

If you are interested in meeting with the department of your academic area of interest, please make this request at the time of your campus visit registration. Students interested in academic programs within the College of Engineering and College of Science will automatically be registered to attend an information session at 12 pm on the date of their visit. 

Additional appointments are scheduled according to availability. The Office of Admissions may not be able to accommodate last-minute requests. Registrations received within 48 hours of the requested visit day may not have the ability for additional appointments. 

  • We ask that students bring no more than two guests with them on the tour.
  • Plan to arrive on campus 10-15 minutes before your scheduled visit to allow time for check-in and parking.
  • Once you arrive at our Student Services Building, park in our visitor parking area and bring your license plate number inside to check in and receive a parking pass.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as your visit will include a walking tour of campus. Make sure to bring anything you would need in the case of inclement weather.
  • If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact the Admissions Office, at or 256.824.2773 at least a week before your visit, and our office will be happy to assist.

Campus Visits will not be offered on the following days:

  • Friday, December 22 - Monday, January 1 (Winter Break, University Closed)
  • Monday, January 8 (First Day of Spring Classes)
  • Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day, University Closed)
  • Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15 (Spring Break, University Closed)
  • Monday, May 6 (Commencement Ceremony)

Visit Days with Limited Appointments/Tour Times

Campus visits WILL be available on the following dates. However, please note individual academic appointments may be limited or not available. Please email to check availability.

  • Monday, February 19
  • Friday, April 5
  • Thursday, April 25 - Friday, May 3

*Summer 2024 visit opportunities will be posted in late Spring.  If you have questions, please contact


* This link will direct you to our Events Calendar. Once on this page, search for "Campus Visit" under "Event Category." If your preferred date and time are full, please email to inquire about cancellations. 

Space is limited, so please register at least one week in advance!

Campus Visits typically last for two hours. If you request any additional appointments, each would add 30 minutes to 1 hour to your visit. You may request an appointment with other campus departments, but they are not guaranteed for the day of your visit and may be virtual.


Group Visits

Group Visits are reserved for high school students in grades 9-12 as well as transfer students.

Group Visits are offered to groups of 25 students or less.  Space and availability are limited. For information regarding Group Visits or to request a Group Visit, please email