Ways to Visit

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!

COVID-19 Update 

Effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, EKU will require face coverings inside all campus buildings for vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty, staff, vendors/contractors, and guests.

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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? Want a custom visit? We welcome high school groups and these are scheduled based on your availability. Click below to begin the registration 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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Saturday Visit

Our Saturday visits are very simliar to our regular, on-campus visits. These provide flexiblity to students and guests who cannot make it during the week! Each visit begins at 11:00 AM. Check out the avaliable dates by registering below!

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Twilight Tours

Want to check out the #CampusBeautiful in the evening? Even better, want FREE dinner? We encourage you to check out our Twilight Tours. This gives flexibility for scheduling and allows for a more "at home" experience. 

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Virtual Visit

Looking to take a sneak peek before deciding what colleges and universities to visit in person? Or perhaps visiting in person may not be practical right now. Check out what we have to offer by utilizing our Virtual Tour! 

Virtual Visit

Want to explore campus on your own or at your own pace? Click here for our self guided mobile tour!

Planning Your Arrival

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You will need a free visitor parking pass (except during the summer). 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.

Park Drive (closest to building): Turn off of Lancaster Ave. You can set your GPS to 216 Park Drive, Richmond, KY 40475. There are diagonal spaces for visitors on the right. The Whitlock Building is the building directly in front of these spaces. The Welcome Center is on the 1st floor (160). If these are full, you can park in Alumni Coliseum. 

Alumni Coliseum lot: Set your GPS to 641 Eastern Bypass Richmond, KY 40475641 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY 404. You will turn into the Coliseum lot at traffic light #6. There are designated spaces in this lot for visitors on the right - please look for the signs. Walk to the left of Alumni Coliseum toward the water tower following the signs to the Whitlock Building. The Welcome Center is on the 1st floor (160). 

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. 

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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. 
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