Schedule a Visit

Now is a great time to experience all that Eastern Kentucky University has waiting just for you. Begin charting your journey by selecting from the exciting visit opportunities below:  

Weekday Campus Visit  

Available year-round, the Weekday Campus Visit is a 2.5 hour campus experience designed to familiarize you with all the wonderful majors and activities you can expect to become involved with after you are admitted to the University.  The visit includes an overview presentation followed by a combination walking and riding tour of campus led by our student Admissions Recruitment Ambassadors.  

  • Tours are offered on most weekday mornings beginning at 9:30am.  During peak season visits begin at 9:00 am and 10:00 am. 
  • Tours are offered on select weekday afternoons beginning at 1:30pm.
  • All weekday campus visits begin in Room 112 of the Whitlock Building.  Free parking is available in the Alumni Coliseum parking lot nearby.

Registration for Fall 2016 Weekday Visits will open August 1.

Night Tours

This visit is for our families who are unable to take part in our normal daily visits. Night Tours are offered on Tuesdays in July and begin at 6:00pm EST and will allow students and their families to see our campus at a time that is more convenient for them! Your visit will include an information session presented by an Admissions Counselor, as well as a walking tour led by a current EKU student. The information session will cover topics such as admissions criteria, financial aid, housing, scholarships, and student life. Please allow 1 ½ hours for this event and remember to dress appropriately for both the weather and extensive walking!


The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) has made an online college planning tool available to home schooled students called Individual Learning Plans or ILP. The ILP has many features and resources that gives students a variety of options in preparing students to go to college. This visit will be designed to give the home schooled student and private school student insight on how to take advantage of this program. Your visit will include information about being college ready, KHEAA/financial aid, and of course your personal ILP. We will also have the KHEAA College Info Roadshow bus for you to take advantage of as well.

Admitted Student Campus Visit

Those students who have already been admitted to EKU can come meet with an Admissions Counselor and take a tour of our campus. During your visit, you will have the chance to learn what it takes to be successful here at EKU and tips on how to have an outstanding freshman year.

Register for Admitted Student Visit

Colonel for a Day  

The EKU Colonel for a Day Program matches prospective high school juniors and seniors with EKU undergraduate volunteers. The program allows prospective students to "taste college life" with different times ranging from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Guest will attend a class, grab some lunch and get an informal tour of campus while you ask your hosts about their EKU experience!

Spotlight Days  

Spotlight Days are held on the Richmond Campus on selected Saturday mornings during the fall and spring terms.  Learn more about life at EKU and the college experience, meet with a panel of current EKU students who will share their "Eastern Experience," visit the academic/student services showcase to browse informational booths, take a campus tour, and mingle with faculty and staff from across the University. Spotlight Days will be offered on:

  • October 8, 2016
  • October 29, 2016
  • November 19, 2016
  • February 4, 2017
  • April 15, 2017

Registration for Spotlight Events will open in August 2016.

If you'd like to visit to EKU sooner, please register for a Weekday Campus Visit

Freshman Major Meetups  

Plan now to experience one of EKU's Major Meetup events, and spend a full day on the Richmond campus. After completing our Weekday Campus Visit, you'll have the opportunity to meet with faculty and advisors from the college that interests you the most to learn more about various degree programs offered within the college.

Freshman Major Meetups will resume in Fall 2016! If you would like to visit EKU sooner, please register for a Weekday Campus Visit.

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Open Houses  

When you can't come to EKU, we try to bring EKU to you.  Open Houses are a great opportunity to learn more about EKU when we're in your area!

Please stay tuned for future Open House events.

Experience EKU Honors Day  

Interested in EKU Honors?  This is the day for you!  During your visit, you will learn more about Honors, tour campus, have lunch in our dining facility, visit the Honors Living Learning Community in Burnam Hall, experience a sample Honors class, and have your questions answered by a panel of Honors staff and students. Dates for EKU Honors Days will be released in June 2016.

Transfer and Adult Learners

If you are an adult learner or transfer student register for one of our Transfer Visits given by our Student Outreach and Transition Office (SOTO).

Group Tours  

We also offer special Group Tours for elementary, middle and high school students. Learn more and sign-up.

Watch the Virtual Tour 

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