Visit UCCS

We are excited to have you visit our beautiful campus! Choose from two options for prospective undergraduate students, based on your time and needs: the Campus Tour or the Mountain Lion Experience. We also have tours for prospective graduate students and school groups; please scroll down for more information. Call us at 1 800-990-UCCS -x3084 or 719-255-3084 if you have any questions or need assistance.


Campus Tours

During your campus visit, you will have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor and tour the UCCS campus, where you will see the suite-style housing, state-of-the-art library, gallery of contemporary art, classrooms, and our view of Pikes Peak. Campus visits are complimentary and last approximately two hours, including a half hour overview presentation and a walk through the campus. The walking tour will:

  • be about one mile long
  • include some staircases
  • include a water/restroom break
  • last around one and a half hours
  • cover the main campus

Tour times:
Monday through Friday: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
Select Saturdays: 10:30 am and 11:30 am (no Saturday tours December - January and May - August)

Tours of Alpine Village Apartments:

  • Campus Tours do not go to the Alpine Village Apartments. Click here to request a time and please be sure to submit your request at least 72 hours prior to your requested time. These must be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is no staffing on the weekends for tours.

    Mountain Lion Experience

    This is the best way to learn about UCCS! The Mountain Lion Experience includes:

    • information on admissions, student life, and financial aid
    • a student panel discussion
    • a meeting with faculty in your area of interest
    • the opportunity to eat at The Lodge
    • a campus tour

    The Mountain Lion Experience is offered during select Fridays (9:00am - 2:00pm) throughout the fall and spring semesters.

    Registration is required to participate in Mountain Lion Experience. The program is FREE, but space is limited so be sure to register early. Please submit the online RSVP form; we will send you a final confirmation closer to the event date with more information on parking.


    Junior Visit Day

    Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Your junior year is the ideal time to explore college options. At UCCS, we make it easy with an event devoted just to juniors and their parents.This full day will give you an inside look at college life and what you can be doing now to prepare.

    You will have the opportunity to:

    -Explore Majors

    -Learn about the application process

    -Have lunch with current students

    -Tour the campus

    -Attend breakout sessions on key topics like:
                          -Financial Aid and Scholarships
                          -Standing Out to Colleges
                          -Life Outside of the Classroom
                          -Ace the ACT: Practical Tips to Help Increase Your Score

    Space is limited so RSVP early!
    Reservations will be accepted from January 26, 2015- April 4, 2015 or until we reach capacity.                                                                                                                                                          Please RSVP by emailing and list the student's name, prospective major, and total number of attendees including the student.
    For more information contact Cheya Dowden at 719-255-3831, or


    School Group Visits

    Please contact Ariadna Coffman at 719-255-3038 to arrange a visit. Tours for school groups are intended to be educational experiences, where students will have the opportunity to learn about college life and what they can start doing to ensure they are competitive applicants when the time comes. Please note that group visits  cannot be scheduled during regular tour times or on the same day as a Mountain Lion Experience.


    Prospective Graduate Students

          If you are interested in meeting with the Graduate Recruitment Coordinator or taking a tour of the campus please email to schedule an appointment.