Notes from the visit office

  • Are you interested in visiting on the weekend? Saturday visits are available, and will continue until Saturday, December 10.

How to schedule your visit

STEP 1 : Identify your visit date

We offer campus visits every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the academic school year.

STEP 2: Choose your visit session

College sessions are offered every Monday and Friday.

  • Carlson School of Management
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • College of Design
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Engineering

Additionally, Health Career Center information sessions and School of Nursing information sessions are offered on Mondays and Fridays.

Still exploring your interests? We offer general information sessions every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for students who are still exploring, or interested in, multiple disciplines. Explore your academic interests.

STEP 3: Submit your reservation

After filtering our visit calendar with your college of interest and choosing your visit date, review the itinerary and complete the registration form. We will follow up with confirmation materials, including directions and parking information.

We accept visit reservations online at least one week in advance of your visit. Planning to visit sooner? Please call our Visitline for the fastest service:

1-800-752-1000 or 612-625-0000
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central

Benefits of visiting campus

There's no better way to learn about the University of Minnesota than through a campus visit. When you visit, you can:

  • See a residence hall (for future freshmen only), the University Recreation Center, a library, Coffman Memorial Union, classroom buildings, and more!
  • Attend an academic information session about the majors that interest you.
  • Meet your admissions counselor. Whether you're curious about the application process, student life, or anything in between, our admissions counselors are happy to answer your questions.
  • Get a student's perspective on campus life. Learn about student organizations and our thriving campus community.
  • Tour the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) to explore the resources available for multicultural students on our campus (by appointment).
  • Sit in on a class (for future freshmen only). Experience a world-class education by attending a real lecture, laboratory, or discussion session. With advance notice, we can also arrange for you to meet a professor in an area that interests you.


The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) provides an incredible college experience for multicultural students. At MCAE, students enjoy an environment of excellence that prepares them to compete in the job market, pursue graduate or professional school, and serve as leaders in their families, communities, and the world. MCAE offers a wide range of experiences through programs like Living and Learning Communities, scholarships, tutoring, mentors, and cultural events.

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence invites you to explore the resources available for multicultural students on our campus. MCAE offers visits by appointment. Call the VISITLINE at 612-625-0000 or 1-800-752-1000 to request your appointment.

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