June 24 – 28, 2024
Find out what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer!

Come on your own, with friends or with your parents. These free, low-pressure introductory campus tours and informational meetings can serve as a first step to help you discover just what you’re looking for in a college — especially if you are early in your search. Sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and run either two or three hours, depending on the campus.

STEP 1: Check out each college’s profile or use our online search tool to find colleges that matches your interests by majors, sports and the arts.

STEP 2: Decide where you want to visit. View a map to see where our 18 campuses are located around the state.

► If you are visiting more than one campus in the same day, our mileage chart will help you estimate how long to takes to get from one campus to another.

STEP 3: View the 2024 session schedule (available in mid- to late March) to learn which sessions are offered by each college.

STEP 4: Register online for free beginning May 1 — and then add those visit(s) to your calendar.

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Transfer students

Because this event is geared toward high school students, it may not provide the answers you need about transferring. Visit our transfer student page to learn more about resources, tools and events geared to your unique needs.

Making the most of your campus visits

Preparing for your visit
  • Review our frequently asked questions.
  • Find out how to get to campus and where to park before you head out by reviewing the directions and parking info for each campus. Talk to your friends to see if any are thinking about going to the same campus so you can carpool instead of driving separately. If you don't have access to a car, explore your alternative transportation options.
  • Learn more about the communities where our colleges are located and check out our ideas and advice on how to make a road trip out of it.
  • Think about questions you'd like to have answered.
  • Plan to wear comfortable shoes and clothes and consider bringing umbrella in case it rains (June weather can be unpredictable!) and a reusable water bottle to keep yourself hydrated.
Arriving for your visit
  • Watch for Minnesota Private Colleges Week signs to help direct you to parking and the location where the visit begins.
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early to find where the event is held and check-in. Also consider walking around a little on your own. If you're much earlier, drive around to see what the surrounding area is like.
During your visit
  • Listen to your "gut feelings" about a campus. Are you comfortable there?
  • Remember, one visit to a dorm room, lab or classroom or a student guide's experience might not represent the entire campus. If you're still curious, come back during the school year when there are classes in session and students milling around.
After your visit
  • Write down your thoughts and feelings. After a few visits, all the campuses might start to blur together; take pictures to remember what you saw.
  • If you're intrigued by a school, find out who you can contact about setting up a later visit.
  • Complete any surveys offered about your visit. This way, colleges can stay in contact with you about future tours or visits. Plus it will also help us improve the event for next year.

Have general questions about Minnesota Private Colleges Week? Check out our frequently asked questions page or reach out to us by email