Colorado Mesa University

Visit Campus

The best way to learn about Colorado Mesa University is to visit us.

To meet the diverse visit needs of interested students, we have four different ways to experience our campus.

Need help planning your trip? Visit our accommodations page to see local hotels that we have partnered with to receive a special CMU discount. You can also check out our transportation page for travel options.

Be sure to use #NewMavs in a Twitter or Instagram post during your visit and receive a CMU T-shirt!

Mesa Experience Visitation Program

The Mesa Experience Visitation Programs gives future students and their families the opportunity to experience firsthand the energy and excitement going on at Colorado Mesa University. These comprehensive, one-day visitations allow you to tour the campus, meet and talk with current students, and enjoy lunch served by our dining service provider. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions addressing such topics as financial aid, housing, admissions, athletics and student life.

2015-2016 Mesa Experience Dates:

  • Saturday, October 17, 2015
  • Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016

Register for Mesa Experience. Not all Mesa Experience programs are open for registration, the remaining programs will open for registration at a later date.

Daily Campus Tours

If you can't attend one of the day-long Mesa Experience Visitation Program we invite you to tour our campus. Tours are offered year-round, with the exception of holidays and some blackout dates. During the academic year, tours are offered on Monday and Friday at 9am and 1pm, Tuesday through Thursday at 1pm, and Saturdays at 9am. During the summer months (mid-May thru mid-August), tours are offered Monday – Friday at 10am. Saturday tours are also available at 10am for those that sign up in advance only.

Led by knowledgeable Colorado Mesa University student ambassadors, tours allow you the opportunity to see campus and hear from current students about their experience at Colorado Mesa University. Plan on spending about two hours with us during a visit. Before the tour you’ll receive an information session from an admissions counselor where you can ask questions and get assistance with the admissions process. Tours begin at the Admissions Welcome Center.

We ask visitors to call or sign-up at least one week in advance of the visit date. To schedule a tour, call the Admissions Office at 800.982.6372 ext. 1875, or click the registration link below.

*If you are wanting to meet with faculty/coaches while visiting, we require a one week notice. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate such requests, however there is no guarantee.

Register now for your campus tour

Group Tours

Group Tours are designed for organizational groups, student groups and other groups larger than five people. Led by knowledgeable Colorado Mesa University student ambassadors, group tours can accommodate any group size. To ensure your group’s needs are met, please let us know if you have any special requests, like an admissions presentation, a tour of the Western Colorado Community College campus or a meal in the Colorado Mesa University dining hall.

Request a Group Tour


When you arrive for your campus visit, please park in the Admissions Visitor Parking area located next to building 3 on the Campus Map. For Mesa Experience Visitation Programs, please refer to your confirmation letter for parking information.

While visiting, consider enjoying some of the popular area attractions. Popular visitor activities include:

  • A drive over the Colorado National Monument,
  • Visiting the various wineries and peach orchards located in nearby Palisade, CO
  • A drive to the Grand Mesa to enjoy a day on the slopes at Powderhorn Ski Resort during the winter months, or an excellent hike or some fishing during the warmer months,
  • A visit to the Dinosaur Journey Museum in nearby Fruita, CO,
  • A stroll on the Colorado Riverfront Trail,
  • Or simply enjoy the historic Grand Junction downtown.

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Contact us at 970.248.1875 or 800.982.6372