College Tours

Individual Tours

Minneapolis College of Art and Design  Minneapolis, MN
Mary Kazura 612-874-3760  

Monday, Sept. 21: 10 a.m. -  11 a.m. (CST), 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 10 a.m. -  11 a.m. (CST), 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (CST)
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 10 a.m. -  11 a.m. (CST), 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (CST)
Thursday, Sept. 24: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (CST)

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is a vibrant, nonprofit, visual arts college with 14 majors in fine arts, media, and design founded in 1886. Located just a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk from the Minneapolis Convention Center hosting the NACAC Conference. Visit for a tour of the dynamic campus, get a look at the world-class facilities, see MCAD students in action, and check out the visual art galleries showcasing juried exhibitions. Lunch is available at the MCAD cafeteria, The Bistro, for a fee. Experience the MCAD community!

Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN
Jack Hein 612-330-1784

Monday, Sept. 21: 9 a.m. (CST), 1:00 p.m. CST
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 9 a.m. (CST), 1:00 p.m. CST
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 9 a.m. (CST), 1:00 p.m. CST

During this campus tour, attendees will receive a full tour of campus, including our brand new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, meet with the admissions staff, current students, and select departments such as disability services, center for wellness and counseling, STEM, and more! Attendees will learn about our unique, diverse campus (one of the most diverse in the Midwest!), the admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more. No cost, transportation provided by Augsburg.  

Bethel University St. Paul, MN
Jaycee Detloff 651-638-6026

Monday, Sept. 21: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (CST), 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (CST), 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (CST), 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Thursday, Sept. 24: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (CST)

We want to show you what makes Bethel University special! Located just 20 mins from the Twin Cities, we invite you to join us for our specialized campus hot spot tour. You will have the opportunity to tour our main campus, get to see inside classrooms and labs, meet faculty and staff and learn more about what make the Bethel community unique. Sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. We hope you can join us!

Macalester College St. Paul, MN
Isabel Nelson 651-696-6710

Monday, Sept. 21: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (CST), 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (CST), 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (CST), 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (CST), 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (CST)
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (CST), 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (CST), 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (CST)

Learn more about Macalester during a short on-campus program! Join Admissions staff for a complimentary breakfast, lunch, or happy hour; take a campus tour; and interact with students and faculty. Coach transportation will be provided from the Convention Center at 7:30 a.m. (for 8 a.m. tour) 11:30 a.m. (for noon tour) and 3:30 p.m. (for 4 p.m. tour). Return transportation is also provided.



Group Tours 

St. Olaf College Northfield, MN
Carleton College Northfield, MN
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, MN
Amanda Robbins-Butcher, 507-786-3303

Monday, Sept. 21: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CST), 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (CST), 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CST), 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (CST), 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CST)
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CST), 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (CST), 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CST)

Cows, Colleges and Contentment! Explore Carleton College & St. Olaf College located in Northfield, MN, and see for yourself what our historic river town and two beautiful campuses have to offer. An additional morning visit to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN is also possible. Each session includes a student-led campus tour, the opportunity to meet with leaders of each institution, and a meal. Transportation and meals are provided. We look forward to welcoming you to our campuses!

College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University St. Joseph, MN & Collegeville, MN
Matt Beirne, 320-363-3245

Sunday, Sept. 20-21 – Free overnight visit, spaces are limited. Participants in this overnight experience must land in Minneapolis by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20. Participants will be picked up at the airport and transported to campus. They will return to the Minneapolis Convention Center by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. 

Monday, Sept. 21: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

You’re invited to tour TWO nationally-ranked liberal arts colleges nestled in the heart of Minnesota lakes country. We will provide transportation leaving from the Minneapolis Convention Center at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast provided on the 75 minute trip north. We will arrive back at the Minneapolis Convention Center no later that 5:00 p.m. While on campus you will tour our campuses, engage with a faculty/student panel, learn about scholarship opportunities, hear about unique academic offerings and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

In addition to our Catholic and Benedictine hospitality, you will enjoy seeing our recently remodeled academic spaces and our newly expanded athletic complexes, along with breath-taking views of our 3,300 acres of woods, trails and seven lakes. You will also learn more about our exceptional National Fly-in Program available to accepted out-of-state students.

Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
Beloit College Beloit, WI 
Lawrence University Appleton, WI
Lindsay Barbeau, 414-288-5742

Counselors Observing Wisconsin Schools (also known as COWS) will include visiting three colleges/universities. The tour will start on Monday, September 21st at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. On Tuesday, September 22nd, the tour will travel to Beloit, WI and see Beloit College. After seeing Beloit College, the tour will travel to Appleton, WI. On Wednesday, September 23rd, the tour will visit Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and end midday.

The COWS Tour will provide transportation to each school and conclude the tour will a complimentary bus to Minneapolis. Participants are required to provide their own transportation to Milwaukee. We are happy to provide recommendations for traveling to Milwaukee, getting from the airport to the downtown Milwaukee hotel, or any other recommendations you might need during your travels. All meals are also included starting with dinner on Monday and ending with lunch on Wednesday.


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