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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!

COVID-19 Update 

From December 6, 2021, through January 14, 2022, masks will be optional for guests on campus in both indoor and outdoor settings. Due to the continually changing environment of the virus, masking policies for the spring semester will be released before January 16, 2022.

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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.

Schedule a Visit

Interested in visiting campus in the evening and want FREE dinner? We offer Twilight Tours on select dates. They are February 28th March 22nd, and April 21st. Click on the date to sign up! 

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. 

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!