Visit Campus

One visit to Northern and you may never want to leave.

Not only is our campus one of the most beautiful in the Midwest, but it's also one of the safest and most welcoming. You can read about it or see pictures, but nothing compares to being here in person. That’s why we strongly encourage you to schedule a visit as soon as possible!

Northern Bound Days

Our Northern Bound Days are designed specifically for prospective students and their families. We’ll roll out the “maroon carpet” and give you a personally guided tour of campus. While you’re here you can visit with representatives from each of NSU’s academic units, ask questions of student services and eat in the Wolves Den.

Individual Campus Tours

Can't make it to a Northern Bound Day? No problem! We offer tours Monday through Friday. Custom tours are available, and we welcome transfer students to visit us, too.

Schedule a Visit Now!

First, tell us about you.

Complete and submit the Visit Form  - let us know more about you and what we can provide. Or, contact admissions at 605-626-2544 or A Northern representative will be in touch.


Daily Campus Tours

Tours are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.  Monday through Friday during the academic year, Sept. 1-June 1. Weekend tours are available by appointment. We'll design a tour that fits your interests.


Northern Bound Days

The Northern Bound Day campus visit program rolls out the "maroon carpet" for you. You and your family will enjoy a personally guided tour of our beautiful campus. We host Northern Bound Days several times each year.


Upcoming Northern Bound Days

Oct. 12, 2018

Oct. 19, 2018

Nov. 2, 2018

Feb. 22, 2019

March 30, 2019

April 12, 2019

July 19, 2019


You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Visit with representatives from each of Northern's academic units;
  • Ask questions of Student Affairs personnel, and
  • Eat in the Wolves Den, the premier eatery on campus.

Custom Tours

If you're unable to attend a daily tour or Northern Bound Day, contact the Admissions Office. We will do our very best to accommodate your interests and wishes during your time on campus. Limited Saturday tours are available by appointment Sept. 1-June 1.


Transfer Students

You are welcome on all tours! Come to campus to find out about the admissions process, application and transcripts, academic areas of study, financial aid, and housing.