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Admissions Tours for Prospective Applicants

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) receives numerous requests for tours of the facilities each week. However, at this time, we are unable to offer non-admission related tours to social, civic, and other special interest groups. Prospective students should plan to attend a regularly scheduled student-led tour (see below). We are unable to accommodate "walk-in" requests for admission tours.

Also, be advised that the CVM is a secure access facility. All guests (other than those here for regularly scheduled tours-schedule below) must make an appointment and have their CVM sponsor escort them through the buildings. This policy applies to the following but is not limited to: vendors, merchants, service technicians, prospective applicants, former faculty, staff and students and the general public.

CVM Admissions Tour Policy for Prospective Applicants

 

NOTE: The final tour of the summer is Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:30.

 

Summer 2014: Tours resume on Friday, May 30, 2014

Fall 2014 Semester: Tours resume August 18, 2014

Spring 2015 Semester: Tours end April 8, 2015

Holiday Schedule for Academic Year 2014-2015

 

*Tours highlight our academic programs and are tailored toward prospective students who are at least 15 years of age or older.  Groups, organizations and children's groups, especially elementary schools, are directed to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC, the Piedmont Wildlife Center (for summer day camps) in Durham, NC, the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh, NC, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Farm Animal Days in Raleigh, NC, and the Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck, NC.

CVM Tour Policy for Groups

Group Tours for grades K-5 are offered through the Office of Continuing Education & Outreach. Please contact them regarding group tours for this age group.

Educational/Admissions Tours for middle, high school and college level groups related to animal science, health professions, 4-H clubs, pre-vet clubs, etc.** are arranged through Johanna Donovan, Assistant Director, Student Services. These tours provide information for groups of applicants, potential applicants or those middle, high school or college student groups who are interested in the field of veterinary medicine. Tours do not include visiting the animal wards, research labs or farm. Tours are available in a limited number each semester and only Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Group tours are not available nights, weekends or holidays.

Please email johanna_donovan@ncsu.edu with your request for a group tour. Please include your name and contact information, group name, number of students for the tour (20 maximum), and requested tour date and time in the email. Staff will respond to your request for a group tour within one week. Requests for group tours should be submitted as early as possible but at least one-two months in advance. Be advised that we typically are booked for tours several weeks to months in advance.

**At this time, we are unable to offer non admission related tours to social, civic, and special interest groups**

ATTENTION: Please visit our website for parking updates prior to arrival.

Please Note:  Tour groups are restricted from entering the Teaching Animal Hospital and the Teaching Animal Unit (farm area).  This policy was enacted to ensure the privacy of our clients and patients as well as protecting against pathogens (airborne or otherwise) that could potentially affect hospital patients. 

Questions concerning the CVM tour policy may be directed to Johanna Donovan, Assistant Director of Student Services, at johanna_donovan@ncsu.edu.

*Individuals under the age of 15 who are interested in tours should visit the College's Open House, an annual event usually held in March or April (Next date -- March 29, 2014).