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

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

North Central University Minneapolis, MN
David Duxbury612-343-4462
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Wednesday, Sept. 23: 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (CST), with optional lunch from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (CST)
Thursday, Sept. 24: 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (CST)

North Central University is offering guided group tours of all of the major buildings on campus. Guests will be able to see Miller Hall, T.J. Jones Memorial Library, Carlson Hall, Phillipps Hall, and the Trask Word and Worship Cen all through the campus skyways. Transportation will be provided to and from North Central University, and lunch will be provided for guests on Wednesday, September 24.

Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
Paige Eskelson612-381-3395
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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)

Since 1914, Dunwoody has been a place where the curious and the confident have learned by doing. Our focus has always been to educate on the latest technology that is in use in the real-world, so our graduates have the skills employers are looking for. As the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest, Dunwoody has over 200,000 alumni – many of them now respected industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Today, our graduates enter the workforce with competence, determined to start meaningful and rewarding careers with certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 45 majors. Located just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from the Minneapolis Convention Center.

University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN
Mary Pat Blascziek651-962-6185
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Tuesday, Sept. 22: 12:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CST)

St. Thomas In-Depth: Get an in-depth look at St. Thomas at this extended visit experience. Student-led tour of campus will include stops along the way for mini presentations from campus experts. Topics include academics, residence life, campus faith opportunities, retention services and athletics. Your visit starts with a complimentary lunch in our new dining facility and ends with an optional cocktail hour. Coach transportation will be provided to and from the Convention Center.

Monday, Sept. 21: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (CST), 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (CST),1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)

Information Session & Tour: Take a student-led campus tour and join staff and faculty for a brief information session. We welcome you to enjoy a complimentary lunch in our new dining facility between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Coach transportation will be provided to and from the Convention Center.


Iowa State University Ames, Iowa
Jen Hacke Sass515-294-6492
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Wednesday, September 23: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CST)

Iowa State University is a public, land-grant, tier 1 research university, where students get a great academic start in learning communities and stay active in 900+ student organizations, undergrad research, internships, and study abroad. As a member of the elite AAU, our students learn from world-class scholars who are tackling some of the world's biggest challenges -- feeding the hungry, finding alternative fuels, and advancing manufacturing. We are also loyal Cyclone fans. You can find our students regularly cheering on any one of our 16 Division I athletic teams who compete in the Big 12 Conference. Your campus visit will include bus transportation from Minneapolis, an opportunity to meet current students, tour campus, learn about the admission process, enjoy complimentary lunch in one of our dining centers, and explore our College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (majors such as Animal Science and Global Resource Systems) and College of Engineering (majors such as Aerospace Engineering and Cyber Security Engineering).

Self-guided tours are also available Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00. Please stop by the Soults Family Visitor Center (0120 Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames).

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Join us for one of our Virtual Visit programs! Dates and options can be found on our website.  You are also welcome to email us to schedule a one-on-one conversation with an admissions counselor. 

Concordia University St. Paul, MN
Breana Winnes651-641-8230
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Monday, September 21: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (CST), 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, September 22: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (CST), 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)
Wednesday, September 23: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (CST), 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)


Concordia University, St. Paul is a dynamic, multicultural institution located in the heart of the Twin Cities where students are empowered to discover their purpose for life, career, and service. You’re invited to visit us Monday, September 21 – Wednesday, September 23 at 9-10:30am or 1:30-3pm. We will provide refreshments, an admissions information session, and a tour around our beautiful campus. We can’t wait to show you what makes Concordia St. Paul incredible!

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
Amanda Claseman612-625-2008
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Wednesday, September 23: 1:30 p.m. (CST) - 7:30 p.m (CST)
Thursday, September 24: 7:30 a.m. (CST) - 11:30 a.m (CST)

Go Gophers! Join us at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities for a pride-and-spirit-filled visit on Minnesota’s Big Ten flagship campus. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the state’s land-grant institution—and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation. Globally-ranked and nestled right in the heart of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities offers a sought-after education with a perfect blend of a traditional college campus atmosphere and endless city life experiences. During your visit we will dive into our world-renowned academics and showcase our vibrant student life.You’ll see how our inclusive campus encourages students to encounter people and ideas from around the world that challenge their thinking and lead them to unexpected paths. Your campus visit experience will highlight many aspects that make us #UMNProud, and we can’t wait to show you what Gopher Country is all about! Complimentary transportation and refreshments throughout the day provided.

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Group Tours 

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

Click here for Marquette Virtual Tour  
Click here for Beloit Virtual Tour 

Click here for Lawrence Virtual Tour 


The College of St. Scholastica Duluth, MN
The University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, MN
Mary Meyer218-723-6192
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Tuesday, Sept. 22: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (CST)

Come visit our beautiful city on the shores of Lake Superior! You're invited to tour both the University of Minnesota Duluth and the College of St. Scholastica. We will provide transportation leaving from the Minneapolis Convention Center at 8:00 a.m. We will arrive back at the Minneapolis Convention Center no later than 6:00 p.m.

While in Duluth, you will tour our campuses, engage with current students, learn about scholarship opportunities, hear about unique academic offerings and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Luther College Decorah, IA
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN
Greg Eide563-387-1434
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Tuesday, Sept. 22: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. (CST)

Discover the Driftless! Journey to the breathtaking Driftless* region of the Midwest and tour Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona, MN and Luther College in Decorah, IA. Each visit will include a full campus tour, a meal, and an in-depth look at campus life. Transportation and meals provided to and from the Convention Center. We look forward to welcoming you to our colleges in this unique part of the Midwest.

*The Driftless region escaped the flattening effects of glaciation during the last ice age and is consequently characterized by steep,
forested ridges, deeply carved river valleys, and karst geology characterized by spring-fed waterfalls and cold-water trout streams.


St. Catherine University St. Paul, MN
Hamline University St. Paul, MN 
Cynthia Yang651-690-8850
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Monday, Sept. 21: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CST)
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CST)

Venture across the Mississippi River for a tour of two colleges in Minneapolis’s Twin City of Saint Paul. Hamline University and St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) are teaming up to host you for a day of learning about our historic learning communities. Participants will experience tours of each campus, interactions with current students, and information about academic programs. We also welcome counselors who work with transfer students. All costs are covered by the host universities, and transportation will be provided to and from the Convention Center. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Click here for St. Kate's Virtual Tour
Click here for Hamline University Virtual Tour

Minnesota State University Mankato, MN
South Central College North Mankato, MN
Oscar Gonzalez507-389-5036
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Wednesday, September 23: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for a day full of visiting two beautiful campuses in Mankato, MN! See full schedule below.
• 7:30am – pick group up from Minneapolis
• 9:00am – arrive at South Central College
• 9:00am – 11:45am – Breakfast & tour at South Central
• 11:45am – depart campus and head to Minnesota State University, Mankato
• 12:00pm – arrive at Minnesota State University, Mankato
• 12:00pm – 2:30pm – lunch & campus tour at Minnesota State University, Mankato
• 2:30pm – depart campus and head back to the Twin Cities
• 4:00pm – arrive back in Minneapolis

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