Notes from the visit office

  • We take a short break from our visit schedule starting May 7, but we look forward to welcoming you on campus when summer visits begin on May 31.
  • Are you interested in visiting on the weekend? We offer Saturday visits during the academic school year.

How to schedule your visit

STEP 1 : Identify your college of interest

When you sign up for a visit, you will choose to learn about one of the University of Minnesota's seven freshman-admitting colleges, the School or Nursing, or Health Career Opportunities:

  • 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
  • School of Nursing
  • Health Career Opportunities
  • STEM Opportunities

Not sure which college your major is in? Explore your academic interests.

STEP 2: Choose your visit session

After identifying your college of interest, view our calendar to schedule your visit. In the upper left corner, use the "Filter Dates" dropdown menu to choose your area of interest. College sessions are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; School of Nursing and Health Career Opportunities sessions are offered Mondays and Fridays. STEM Opportunities sessions are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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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