Just like people, college campuses have personalities. When you meet people, you typically take some time to get to know them, making sure your personalities are compatible. The campus visit is your opportunity to “get to know” a college campus. You’ll meet students, faculty, and administrators to get an idea about what is important to that institution. This will help you make the best possible decision as you determine the path for your continued education.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our campus tours generally take place two to three times per day, five days a week (M-F), during the regular fall and spring semesters. We also conduct tours on select Saturdays during this time period.
We post our tour dates for registration about two months in advance, and you may view and sign up for our currently available tour dates/times by clicking schedule tour above. If you are having difficulty utilizing our tour website, we are also able to take tour reservations over the phone (270-745-2551 or 1-800-495-8463).
Our campus tours last approximately two hours.
In addition to an overview of our campus grounds, our student tour guides lead guests into our student center, the inside of one of our residence halls, and our student workout facility.
Your campus tour will begin with a brief admissions overview presentation in the Augenstein Alumni Center auditorium. Your tour will begin and end at the Augenstein Alumni Center. If you would like to speak with an Admissions Counselor, please visit us on the first floor of Potter Hall before or after your tour.
Upon request, we will provide you with the necessary contact information via email for you to arrange an opportunity to meet with a departmental representative in your academic area of interest. Just make sure to indicate your request within the special requests section when registering online, or be sure to let our staff know if you are registering over the phone.
An automated email confirmation should be sent out around 15 minutes after your tour registration. The email will include the starting location and parking information.
Specific driving and parking directions are emailed to tour guests after their tour registration is confirmed by our office. All tour guests are directed to park in our Alumni Square Garage (ASG), and parking validations will be provided to guests upon signing in for their scheduled tour. Upon request, we can also provide guests with a one-day, Admissions Guest Parking Pass that will allow visitors to park in other designated parking lots on our campus.
Admissions Guest Parking Passes are only distributed upon request to registered tour guests on the day of their scheduled visit
You may want to bring an umbrella depending on the weather, but you are not required to bring anything in order to participate in our campus tour. We would also recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes since a large portion, or all, of your tour will be conducted in a walking format.
If you are unable to attend your campus tour you may decline your tour through your confirmation email, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and date of your original reservation, or you may call us at 270-745-2551
In order for our guests to have the very best experience on their tour, there are only so many spots that we offer for each time slot. If you sign up to be on a waiting list for a tour that is full you will receive an email confirming your spot on the waiting list. In the event another guest cancels and we are able to accommodate your group, you will receive an email confirming your registration.
We offer the flexibility for guests to participate in our Self-Guided and/or Virtual Tour by following the instructions on our tour website. Both formats offer an extensive array of interactive features, and because our campus is open to visitors, this is a great way to explore our campus without having to officially register for one of our campus tours.
Yes, our campus tour operations do carry over into the summer term (mid-May thru late August), and we offer multiple tour opportunities Monday through Friday during this period.
Unfortunately, we do not conduct campus tours on days when our university is closed due to observance of a major holiday. For a list of these dates, please go to our Academic Calendar website.
In addition to our campus tours, we also conduct a wide array of other recruitment events during the regular fall and spring semesters. Feel free to go to our Upcoming Events website in order to read more about and sign up for these events.
Yes! The Hyatt Place is the official hotel of WKU and is within walking distance of campus. If you are booking a room for your WKU visit, please call them at 270-467-0001 and provide the discount code of 20850.
A popular spot to eat lunch on campus is in the Downing Student Union (DSU). DSU houses The Fresh Food Company and the DSU Food Court. The Fresh Food Company is an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant that provides our guests with a variety of dining options. The DSU Food Court houses Papa John's, Chick-fil-A, and Steak ‘n Shake! Other restaurant options can be found on the dining webpage.
Interested in bringing a large group of students to visit one of the most beautiful college campuses in the South? Check out our Group Visits page to see what options are available for your group at WKU!
To take a self-guided tour, download our free iWKU app. The tour feature is located within the “Campus Info” section of the iWKU application. You can also see our tour on Foursquare where you can check in to let your friends know you came to visit!
Just can't wait to get here to see what campus holds in store for you? Well we couldn't wait to get you here either, so we've created a virtual tour just for you! Visit our virtual campus tour to see for yourself and to learn all sorts of fun facts about campus!