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Visit Columbus State

We can't wait to show you around Columbus State! If you're not sure what to expect at a community college, we know you'll be impressed. At Columbus State, you'll get all of the academic expertise and campus resources you'd expect at a large university along with the caring faculty and personal attention usually found at a small college. Take a look at our visit options below to find the right event for you.

We look forward to having you on campus!

Daily preview guide

Daily Previews

Tour and information for all future students and guests
9:30–11:30 a.m. OR 1–3 p.m.
(Every Monday–Friday)

Your preview starts with an information session, followed by a walking tour of campus. We conclude with an Application Workshop to provide any assistance you need in applying for admission.

You're welcome to attend the entire Preview, or stay for just the portions you need.

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Open Houses

A day of exploration for high schoolers and recent grads
8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(Autumn, spring, and summer options)

Our academic majors are housed under eight Areas of Interest, which we call Career and Academic Pathways. Students will get an in-depth look at Pathways that interest them, a campus tour, and an overview of what it's like to be a Columbus State student.


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Group Visits

A customized visit experience for groups of 10 or more
(Dates/times as requested)

Schools, community groups, and other organizations who serve current high school and/or adult students can request a group visit to learn more about Columbus State. The visit will be tailored to the needs and interest of your group.

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Walk-In Hours

Have questions or need help? Stop in any Columbus State location during walk-in hours for personal attention and connection to the resouces you need to get registered for classes. 


Events for Accepted Students

If you are already accepted to Columbus State and ready to take your next steps, we have events that will help you get ready to register for your first semester of classes:

Next Steps Session
Invitation-only event for accepted students looking for the next step in the admissions process.

Invitation-only event for students who graduated from high school in 2018 or 2017, and are entering autumn semester.

New Student Workshop
For incoming students not eligible for New Student Orientation.