Notes from the Visit Office

SPECIAL SUMMER SNEAK PREVIEWS: In July and August, we host Sneak Preview events that go above and beyond the typical campus visit. You'll dig deeper into the world-class academic programs at our Big Ten research university and get a glimpse into student life at the U of M. Learn more and register for a Sneak Preview of one of our seven freshman-admitting colleges at

  • July 13: College of Liberal Arts
  • July 16: College of Education and Human Development
  • July 27: College of Science and Engineering
  • July 30: College of Biological Sciences
  • August 3: Carlson School of Management
  • August 6: College of Design
  • August 13: College of Liberal Arts
  • August 17: College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

If the Sneak Preview dates don't fit with your family's schedule, we have ongoing visit options throughout the summer. See below for more information! Please note, we do not offer weekend visits during the summer. The University of Minnesota will be closed on Monday, May 28, and Wednesday, July 4, for national holidays. On Friday, July 20, we will only offer our general information session visits (no college-specific sessions).

How to schedule your visit

STEP 1: Choose your visit session

Health Career Sessions

Are you interested in a health profession? At a Pre-Health Student Resource Center session, you will learn about the benefits of a University of Minnesota degree as well as the programs and resources available to students pursuing a health career. School of Nursing information sessions are only offered on Fridays during the summer.

College Sessions

College sessions are offered every Monday and Friday.

General Sessions

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

STEP 2: 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 (by special request only). Experience a world-class education by attending a real lecture, laboratory, or discussion session. If you are interested in observing a class or meeting with a professor during your visit, contact the VISITLINE at 612-625-0000 as soon as possible (or at least two weeks prior to your session date) to make special arrangements.


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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