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Experience Eastern Kentucky University for yourself!

At EKU, you'll find a friendly and inclusive learning environment, a beautiful campus, faculty and staff dedicated to your success, and plentiful opportunities. A campus visit is a great way to see Eastern Kentucky University first-hand, however, we do have several options. Check them out below!

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On-Campus Visit

Each of our campus visits last approximately 1.5 hours and are designed to give you a detailed view of our university. Your visit will begin with an admissions overview followed by walking tour led by a current EKU student.

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School Visit

Interested in bringing a group of students from your school to campus? We welcome high school groups and these are customized based on your availability and preference. Click below to begin the process!

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Transfer Visit

Transferring institutions could be a great option for you! These visits are similar to our on-campus visits, except our Student Outreach and Transition Office (SOTO) will begin with an overview followed by a walking tour led by an EKU student.

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Planning Your Arrival

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You will need a free visitor parking pass. Please visit NuPark to register for one. You will be prompted to create a username and password. You can then enter your license plate, make, and model of your vehicle. Parking for our Welcome Center is located in the visitor parking spaces in the Alumni Coliseum lot. Set your GPS to 641 Eastern Bypass, Richmond KY 40475. You will turn left in the Coliseum lot at traffic light #6. Please call our Welcome Center at 859-622-3894 if you are lost or need more direction. Lodging options can be found by clicking Explore Richmond, KY below. 

Campus Parking & Map | Explore Richmond, KY | Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

Want to explore campus on your own? Click here for our self-guided resources

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Can't wait to see campus?
There's no better way to get a feel for life as an EKU Colonel than by attending an event either in-person or virtually. 
Our Welcome Center strives to give you the best experience possible in a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment.
Click below to take a virtual tour of Eastern Kentucky University!