Plan a Visit to Park

Picture yourself as a Pirate or Buccaneer. Whether you're a freshman, a transfer or a prospective grad student, our information-packed personalized tours, open houses and weekend events are the best way to find out whether Park is right for you. RSVP for your visit today!

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Weekday visits

Parkville & Gilbert

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we offer 4 – one hour tours of our historic flagship campus in Parkville, Missouri or our brand new campus in Gilbert, AZ.  Tours are led by current Park University students or Admissions Counselors. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor to discuss our application process and the programs we offer.

Campus visits are available Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

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One-on-one weekends


Schedule a weekend campus visit if you’re unable to visit campus during the week. Meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor and receive a tour of our historic campus. Contact the Admissions office for more information.

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Pirate Previews


These half-day events showcase every academic program offered. Visit our Academic Fair to chat with faculty, take a tour of campus with a student ambassador, and have lunch with us! You can also cheer on the Pirates with free admission to an athletic event on campus for you and your guests (when available).

  • Saturday, September 29
  • Saturday, October 20
  • Saturday, November 3
    Women’s Basketball at 12 PM
  • Saturday, February 23
    Women’s Basketball at 1 PM
    Men’s Basketball at 3 PM
  • Saturday, March 23
    Softball at 12 PM
    Baseball at 12 PM

Pirate Preview begins promptly at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. after lunch.

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Park After Dark


High school juniors and seniors can experience the life of a Pirate during an overnight visit. Spend the night on campus with Park University student hosts and discover campus “after hours.” The overnight experience begins Friday afternoon and concludes Saturday after our Pirate Preview (see above).

High School Seniors: Friday, November 2 — FULL

High School Juniors: Friday, March 22nd

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Get on Board days

Parkville & Gilbert

You’re in! As a newly accepted Freshman, you’re required to attend one of our Get On Board days. At these events, you can complete placement testing (if required), register for classes, get a student I.D., apply for or finalize housing and financial aid, get a parking pass and more. Get on Board day is your chance to get everything done before orientation in August.

  • April 6
  • April 26
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • June 14
  • June 29

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Buccaneer Bash Days 

Contact Jeff Ehrlich, Executive Director, 480-214-2100,

Alumni Visit Day, September 29, 2018

Buccaneer Prospective Student Athletes

Contact Steve Wilson, Director of Athletics, 480-293-0013,

  • Men’s and Women’s Golf, September 22, 2018
  • Softball and Cross Country, October 6, 2018
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer, October 13, 2018
  • Baseball, October 20, 2018
  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball, October 27, 2018
  • Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, November 10, 2018


Nursing open house


This event is especially for prospective nursing majors. Meet our nursing faculty, tour our state-of-the-art labs and even see a live simulation!

  • Saturday, September 15th, 2018
  • Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

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Master of Social Work open house

This event is especially for new and prospective students of the Master of Social Work to meet faculty, start the application process, discuss degree mapping, enjoy light refreshments and ask pending questions.

  • Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Hawley Hall, room 306

For more information, please contact professor Ricki Moran at or at 816-898-2763.

Transfer Registration Night

Parkville & Gilbert

It’s time for you to finalize everything for your first semester as a Park Pirate or Buccaneer. We’ve scheduled specific evenings just for new transfer students to complete placement testing (if required*), register for classes, get your student I.D. and parking pass, apply for or finalize housing and meet with Financial Aid. Please arrive no later than 7 p.m. to ensure completion of your registration.

*Students in need of placement testing will be asked to arrive as early as 2:00 p.m. or set up a time prior to their chosen date to complete placement.

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.