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Emporia State Black and Gold Visit

Black + Gold Visits are ESU's premier visit experience.

A great way to start discovering ESU!

Come see what ESU is all about

These fun, interactive visit days showcase a glimpse into life as a Hornet with:

  • Academic and Student Life fair
  • Presentation that includes admissions, financial aid, and scholarship information
  • Tour of campus
  • Optional tour of a residence hall
  • FREE lunch!

Masks are required in all campus buildings. We will have masks available for those who need one. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or are currently awaiting results for a COVID-19 test, we do still ask for you to postpone your visit to ESU.

Schedule for Friday Black & Gold

  • 10:45 am Check-in, east Lobby
  • 11:15 am Welcome, Webb
  • 11: 30 am Complimentary Lunch in Hornets’ Nest
  • 12:10 pm Admissions Presentation and Scholarship Drawing, Webb
  • 1:00 pm Student-Guided Campus Tour
  • 2:00 pm Academic Fair, Ballroom
  • 2:20 pm Residence Hall Tours (optional), offered continuously until 3:00pm
  • 2:00-3:00 pm Optional Survey (get a free T-shirt for completing!)

Schedule for Saturday Black & Gold

  • 8:30 am Check in
  • 9:00 am Welcome
  • 9:10 am Student-Guided Campus Tour
  • 10:10 am Admissions Presentation and Scholarship Drawing
  • 11 am Academic Fair
  • 11:20 am Residence Hall Tours (optional), offered continuously until 12 p.m.
  • 11:00 am-12:00pm Optional Survey (get a free t-shirt for completing!)
  • 11:30 a.m. Complimentary Lunch in the Hornet’s Nest Dining Hall, open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • Saturday, September 25th, 2021
  • Friday, October 15th, 2021
  • Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
  • Friday, October 29th, 2021
  • Saturday, November 13th, 2021
  • Friday, February 25th, 2022
  • Saturday, March 5th, 2022
  • Friday, March 25th, 2022
  • Friday, April 1st, 2022
  • Saturday, April 16th, 2022

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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.

Requests for accommodation

Our Student Accessibility & Support Services office is here to answer your questions and arrange accommodations for you. For more information, contact:

Phone: 620-341-6637
TTY: 620-341-6646
Fax: 620-341-6640


Parking + Maps

View our parking and campus maps before you visit. We've got a parking space saved just for you!

Parking + Maps
Wooster Lake Campus

Where to stay

View the Visitor's Guide for information on where to stay. Ask us about lodging discounts!

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City of Emporia

While you're visiting campus take some time to explore Emporia. You'll be glad you did.

About Emporia

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