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Visit Emporia State University

When you visit us on campus, you'll find surprises around every corner!

Visit Emporia State University

ESU hosts campus visits every weekday when classes are in session. You'll get a small group experience, with information about admissions and financial aid, complimentary lunch, a student-led campus and residence hall tour and you'll meet with an academic advisor. If you're looking to bring your group to ESU, we group visits, too.

Black+Gold Days

Experience ESU and all of its Black and Gold spirit during a preview day.

Campus Visit

Tour campus, talk with admissions counselors, and meet with academic representatives during a personalized campus visit experience.

Saturday Spotlight

Visit ESU on a Saturday during a small group visit experience.


Getting Here + Getting Around

Where to park + where to go

Campus visitors meet on the east side of the Memorial Union, located at 1331 Market St., Emporia, KS 66801. We have designated admissions parking spots and metered parking just for you in front of the Memorial Union. Don't pay the meter - we will give you a parking pass. We'll be there to greet you just inside the east doors of the union.

View parking maps here

Requests for accommodation

If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations while visiting campus, please request accommodations at least 72 hours prior to your campus visit.

Student Accessibility and Support Services in conjunction with admissions will arrange accommodations for you. For questions, please contact: Student Accessibility and Support Services (SASS), sass@emporia.edu, 620-341-6637.


Graduate students go here to schedule your campus tour.

Graduate Campus Tour

Special Visit Days

Campus in Fall

Hispanic Family Night

Hispanic Family Night provides you and your family with a fun night and free dinner at Emporia State, while also learning about admissions and financial aid! All of our activities and materials will be offered in both English and Spanish. La Noche de la Familia Hispana le brinda a usted y su familia una noche divertida y una cena gratis en Emporia State, ¡Al mismo tiempo podrá aprender sobre admisiones y ayuda financiera! Todas nuestras actividades y materiales se ofrecerán tanto en inglés como en español ¡

Hispanic Family Night
Art Painting

Art Department Grand Tour

Come experience an inside look at how artists create at our Art Department Grand Tour. This day will be filled with demonstrations by faculty and students and include information about the programs offered in the Department of Art at Emporia State. Sign up to experience demonstrations in unique and traditional areas of fine arts study and also meet and discuss these subjects with current faculty and students. First-hand information about the Art Education and Art Therapy Preparation programs will also be provided.

Art Department Grand Tour

Downtown Emporia

Emporia, Always and Adventure

ESU isn't the only thing Emporia has to offer! While you're here, check out our local shops and restaurants. During the year, live music, block parties and community events give students lots of opportunities to connect. The city of Emporia is a great place to be.

Explore Emporia

Right out the front doors of ESU, you’ll find