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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.

NOTE: The tour schedule is subject to change. Please check often and immediately before your intended visitation date.

CVM Admissions Tour Policy for Prospective Applicants


Summer 2015: Tours resume Friday, June 12, 2015

Fall 2015 Semester: August 17, 2015 through November 16, 2015

Spring 2016 Semester: Tours resume January 11, 2016 and end April 6, 2016


Holiday Schedule for Academic Year 2015-2016


*Tours highlight our academic programs and are tailored toward prospective students who are at least 15 years of age or older. 

Organizations and elementary school groups, 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. Additionally, the College of Veterinary Medicine offers an Open House each year. Open House provides an opportunity to tour the school as well as interact with faculty, staff, students and animals. Open House is free, open to the public, and suitable for all age groups. The next CVM Open House will be in TBD, 2016.

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 Jeff Huckel, 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 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. 

*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 -- TBD, Spring 2016).