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!

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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.

Schedule a Visit

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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 and see your options!

Schedule a School Visit

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Virtual Visit

You can view EKU right from the comfort of your own device! We have an interactive campus map and further down this page you will see a link for a self-guided GPS map if you are on campus on your own.

View Interactive Map

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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!

Schedule a Saturday Visit

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.

Schedule a Twilight Tour

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Events and Orientation

Have you already visited campus? Check out some of our prospective and admitted student events we have going on. They are a lot of fun! You can also view more information about New Student Orientation which happens over the summer.

View Events and Orientation

Want to explore campus on your own or at your own pace? Enjoy 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 40475. 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.

Campus Parking and Map (PDF, 7.3 Mb) | Explore Richmond, KY | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)