Schedule a Visit

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

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," and visit an academic and student services showcase to browse informational booths and mingling with faculty and staff from all the departments.

2014-2015 Spotlight Days

Registration for Spotlight Days begins August 1. If you'd like to plan a visit to EKU sooner, please see the Weekday Campus Tour information listed below. Weekday campus tours are available throughout the fall, spring and summer. View the available dates.

Weekday Campus Tour

Join us for a 2 1/2 hour weekday campus visit, which includes an informational presentation and a walking campus tour given by a current EKU student.  

  • Tours are offered on most weekday mornings beginning at 9:30.
  • Tours are offered on select weekday afternoons beginning at 1:30.
  • All weekday campus tours begin in room 112 of the Whitlock Building.

►Check on tour availability and register.

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

For adult, transfer or veteran students, campus visits and tours are available through the Student Outreach & Transition Office (SOTO).

Major Meetups

Plan now to experience one of EKU's Major Meetup events, and spend a full day on the Richmond campus. After completing an informational campus tour during the morning, 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. 

  • College of Arts & Sciences: October 1, October 29
  • College of Business & Technology: September 24, October 22, November 19
  • College of Education: September 24, October 22, November 19
  • College of Health Sciences: September 11, October 9, November 6
  • College of Justice & Safety: September 17, October 15, November 12

►Learn more about programs, majors and minors.
►Sign up here.

Colonel for a Day

Seniors - want to get a taste for college is really like?  Sign up for the Colonel for a Day program and play shadow to one of our STAR students.  Go to class, hang out, eat lunch on us and experience what being a Colonel is really like!  If you parents plan to bring you they can participate in our Weekday tour and explore Richmond until your day is done.  Offered only on Wednesday beginning at 8:30 - 2:30. 
Sign up here.

Open Houses

Pikeville Area Open House
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
East Kentucky Expo Center
Pikeville, KY
Contact Lettie Dixon for more information at

Colonels of Tomorrow
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Louisville, KY
Contact Kenneth Johnson for more information at

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