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Group Visits

At Northwest, we understand that with the busy schedules of students and families, it is sometimes difficult to coordinate an individualized daily visit. Thus, many high schools and outreach programs have much success in scheduling a group tour with us.

Registration Information and Guidelines

Northwest wants to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. When registering, we ask that you please consider the below information:

  • Northwest welcomes group visits only on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Please contact us before confirming your travel plans, as certain peak days and times may not be available.
  • Our campus visit schedule fills up quickly. Please have alternative dates in mind when calling to schedule a group visit.
  • Consider what agenda options might be best for your students. We highly encourage incorporating a group walking tour only for those students that are considering Northwest. Please work with the Assistant Director of Admissions prior to the day to ensure needs and expectations are clear.
  • Visiting groups will not exceed 75 students. This allows our Student Ambassadors to provide the best tour experience possible.
  • Please provide at least one chaperone for every 10 students
  • If visitors become disruptive during the tour, Northwest Student Ambassadors are authorized to end the tour immediately
  • Meeting room spaces and classrooms are limited during the school day; thus, late arrival may result in the omission of original agenda items. Please be sure to arrive on time for your visit

Sample Schedule of Events

Please refer to our standard agenda, provided below. It serves as a great starting point for your visit, but please keep in mind that other agenda items can be added. Just ask our Assistant Director of Admissions!

* Schedule subject to change *

All activities are held in the J.W. Jones Student Union unless otherwise specified.

Time Activity
9:30 a.m. Arrive at Northwest Missouri State University; Restroom break
9:45 a.m. Group receives free shirts
10:00 a.m. Admissions & Scholarships Presentation; Group photo
10:30 a.m. Campus tour (includes J.W. Jones Student Union, residence hall and academic facility)
11:30 a.m. Depart campus or lunch

Possible Agenda Add-Ons

Looking for something a little extra for your students? Various campus offices and departments would love to come speak to your group. Some of our more popular additional sessions include: TriO Program, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Office of Student Involvement, Office of Diversity & Inclusion and student panels. Please ask our Assistant Director of Admissions for more information. 

If you have any questions, please contact Shelby Wood, Assistant Director of Admissions – Recruiting, at or 660.562.1587.

Ready to schedule your visit? Complete the registration

We look forward to showcasing Northwest to you and your group!

Request a Group Visit

  • Please provide at least one chaperone per 10 students attending. If student become disruptive during the tour, Northwest Student Ambassadors are authorized to end the tour immediately.
  • Group visits should be on campus a minimum of 2.5 hours to include necessary information and activities (campus tour, lunch, admissions information). Any additional requests will require more time on campus.
  • Once your request is submitted, our Assistant Director of Admissions will put together a tentative schedule for the day to confirm with the representative listed. Group visits fill up quickly. Please have multiple dates in mind when scheduling a visit to Northwest.
  • We are happy to accommodate whatever we can to create the best experience possible for your students! If you have any further questions, please contact Shelby Wood ( or 660.562.1587).

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School Information

(ie: TRIO, AVID,Upward Bound, etc.)

Campus Visit

(ie: 9:30AM - 1:30PM)

(ie: student panel, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Student Involvement, TRIO/Student Support Services, etc.)

*Will your group need to eat lunch on campus?    

Each lunch is $8/person and is good for one entrance to the Bearcat Commons OR $8 towards any retail location on campus (Chick-Fil-A/Qdoba/McAlister's)

*Is your group able to pay for the full or partial amount for lunch?